Welcome to our mayor’s 2019 City Wake… a city he would not dare have on his resume after October 20th. As some are beginning to whisper a chickenshit unwilling to face the completion of his CityShaping Manhattan Project i.e. realizing this could only further damage his contemptible & vainglorious mayoral-ship legacy. A once unassuming city his infamy will definitively record he mayor-ily gentrified on behalf of his vulturous towering donors and spending over $22M on a Black Necklace for the sake of a few measly cyclists willing to bike to work. A legacy wannabe mayor Buchanan is ready & eager to WTH further advance in his image. (God help us all) #Vote4ChangeOct20
And before you start pointing fingers only at our four horse trading city councillors: Clark, Bell, Bookham & non city resident Back favouring and coercing a new Harry Jerome Titanic SportsPlex… Do not lose sight in what SPAWNED this $237 million sink hole. The mayor’s 2014 re-election double dipping donor Darwin Construction in consort behind closed doors with our mayor’s compliant city planners & engineers. A project that had to have been in the works for quite some time don’t you think. After all mayor Mussatto never seemed in any hurry or ever sounded like he wanted to update or renovate our existing Harry Jerome Community Recreational Centre… coincidence – you decide.
Further: The sky may not be falling but our city is untenantable far too many. Just how negative the impact of even a minor housing collapse will have on our city’s sustainability is already blurred by overhead spawning hazy skies. #cnvSOL
Alas my worst low income housing fears are coming to fruition when you have Vancouver City and their city planners resolving their low income housing crisis by building WTH: “for profit affordable rental housing”.
And profits there will certainly be: a walk-in closet size studio’s will go for $1,385 a month. A little one bedroom is $1,638 a month, a ’70’s sized one bedroom is now a two bedroom for only $2,459 a month and a three-bedroom cookie cutter is only WTF: $3,109! Welcome to the Vancouver’s new low income family affordable unaffordable rental housing.
And of course CNV is mirroring Vancouver’s low rental hypocrisy with our current asinine new rental project base criteria 10/10/10: 10% of units at 10% under market value and for only 10 years! Full market rental rates which will exceed the aforementioned “for profit affordable rental housing” when our new “mortgage rate” rental developments come to market in 2019/20. #cnvSOL
But what is really worrying-some in our little enclave density compacted city is: there is virtually NO LAND LEFT to construct low affordable housing. And thus any Provincial and/or Federal grant financial assistance for “real affordable” low income housing can never be realized!
…Unless instead of building a new damn Mega Sportsplex we reserve portions of these newfound lands for future Federal/Provincial subsidized low income housing. Thus saving Norseman Park, lawn bowling greens, tennis courts, Silver Harbour Seniors Centre and renovating our existing Harry Jerome, i.e. sparing them from Darwin’s guillotine: a Mussatto double dipping campaign donor. #noMoreDensity
And for the record a Harry Jerome renovation is realistically possible, much like we have witnessed throughout our city as developer after developer has been demolishing blocks of “50 to 60 year old walk-up apartment buildings” – replacing them with larger more energy efficient rental housing. It is really that easy and cost effective.
But sadly we have a majority of city councillors who want to take away the “integrity” of our Harry Jerome “community recreational centre” and turn it into a farcical Sports Paradise by the only means available… “DEVASTATING” an entire neighbourhood for 8 YEARS! #lestWeForgetOctober20