CNV Mayoral Debate Opening Discerns… as well as exposing a little night-mayorish density horror!


I received a link to a number of individual video clips that covered the entire Centennial Theatre Mayoral Debate from last Monday Night.  I wish I had the time to seamlessly pull together all 11 segments of the youtube video into “one.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr3ubV1QcrM&list=PLx1Dq5V7CWIu455QI0pKbtGLY-IsgiASw
But I am running out of time with a number of freelance projects to cross-off my list before surrendering my North Vancouver residency in just nine days  – yikes.  #SustainableSeniorHorizons – here I come.

The first video features all 5 mayoral candidates putting their best foot forward announcing why they should be our next mayor.  I did a little intro clean up editing on each wannabe mayor candidate that should not diminish or take away any mayoral candidate’s tenor…  But I did however superimpose a couple captions over Councillors Buchanan and Clark video frames as the intent of my blog since day one has always been to expose just how convoluting, disconnected and polarized our city politics has sorely become under our mayor’s “4 to 3” Team Slate and by our other three horse trading City Councillors!

My taken aback moment was when the debate turned to the question (paraphrasing) “is there too much density in our city” and WTF: hearing Councillor Buchanan affirm: “I’m comfortable with where we are in the density that we put in and where we put it.”

Does this not suspect one to believe the Darwin Construction’s 850+ unit unprecedented twin towers horse trading takeover of the Harry Jerome Lands whereby Buchanan did not vote in favour was nothing more than a two step con job.  Knowing full-well her fellow Team Slate non city resident Holly Back was going to tip the scales in favour of the project thus letting herself and our unscrupulous mayor off the hook.  #despicables  #Vote4ChangeOct20  #TimeToChangeCourse

During tonight’s CNV mayoral candidates forum expect wannabe mayor’s Councillors Clark and Buchanan to bring the house down with their smoke n’ mirrors hustling rhetoric!


Tonight’s mayoral candidate opening act will no doubt feature uncanny performances from Councillor’s Buchanan and Clark as they camouflage and or misconstrue their on the record failing pro development math.

Horsetrader Clark will no doubt voice: For I am the one who introduced the city’s 10/10/10 renter policy for all new rental housing starts… The only obvious sink hole in this approach though admirable; is the fact new rental market housing costs for a two or three bedroom family rental unit are now in excess of 2 to 3 thousand smackaroos and will continue to be for many a year hereafter.  It doesn’t matter how you slice and dice it Clark your 10% off $2K & $3+K will not cut it.  They will be still too UNAFFORDABLE and UNSUSTAINABLE for far too many young families, seniors and those on fixed incomes and thus will only further cloud CNV’s social and economic wellness.  #Vote4ChangeOctober20

Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan on the other hand wants our “new norm” development levels to “remain on course” within the loosey goosey forever amended pro development toothless OCP guidelines.  Thereby repudiating any and all Regional Strategy Targets now surpassing 2041 densification levels.  She is also fostering all purpose-built rental housing by how:  RENOVICTING and DISPLACING even more low income residents from their apartment buildings and thereby further shrinking the social and economic wellness of this city.  #timeToChangeCourse

CNV MAYORAL CANDIDATES’ MEETING:
TONIGHT 7-9 PM CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 LONSDALE AVE.

Psst… Sources tell me Councillor Clark is running for mayor and WTF: Out-of-Towner Councillor Back will be in his corner as will be Cha-Ching Darwin Construction!


All mayor support systems on deck… if Councillor Clark is ever going to see the light of day as CNV Mayor; he is going to need the support of horse trader developer pal Darwin Construction in order to keep pace with Councillor Buchanan’s donor bank i.e. Onni, Polygon and Hollyburn like-backers.  #ElectionDonorTransparency #DaylightCampaignFinancing

And it should come to no surprise that Buchanan & Back have (sob) parted ways.  Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan can’t have someone like Holly on her team who voted in favour of the $240M HJ Sportsplex and Darwin’s takeover of the Harry Jerome Lands with an 8 year en masse dual towers build – all which Linda opposed.  Projects that would surely lessen her slim chances in becoming mayor.  Developments that HJ neighbourhood overwhelmingly did not support and on election night will have the last word by not voting for any city councillor who supported these unprecedented monstrosities… I wonder if horse trader Councillor Bell will join Clark’s Team or will Don walk away from the political arena.

FTR: non city resident Councillor Back has the exclusive honour in being the ONLY councillor who voted in favour of EVERY hair raising towering development in our city over the last four years! 

Mayor Mussatto’s North of 17th Street “density Mea Culpa”… well almost. His love for double dipping donor Darwin remains “immaculate” in spite of their deconstruct of Harry Jerome’s existing lands.


Today’s Sunday blog is a precursor i.e. what to expect in tomorrow’s Harry Jerome Titanic Rec Centre “PROJECT APPROVAL” and Harry Jerome’s Financing Structure and (Genga) Risk.  The following video clip features none other than our infamous mayor from last Monday’s Night’s NV Museum & Archives main event.  Even though the subject in question was the financial overruns & shortfalls with the NVMA.  The mayor could not help but point out the crossover similarities when it comes to the proposed Titanic HJ Sports Centre.  Identifying the en masse density explosion that is about to consume Upper Lonsdale Communities…  An unprecedented 8+ Years devastation – deteriorating its livability and social wellness!  And lest we forget its inevitable UNAFFORDABILITY for anyone/family making annually less than $150K by 2023-5.  #unaffordableHousing  #MASSattoVille

With the Harry Jerome Lands twin faulty towers “already in print” the landscape of Upper Lonsdale will now and forever be under attack by fornicating vulturine developers like Darwin!  #UpperLonsdaleSOL

Hold onto your electoral ballots Guy Heywood has thrown his hat into the mayoral ring.


First I want to thank all those who wanted to support my run for city councillor.  This was by no means an easy decision, triggered by June 18’s underhanded Harry Jerome Lands Rezoning Public Hearing and then the unconscionable audacity of Darwin/Collier Realty to release “in print’ the knowledge that Harry Jerome Lands behind Harry Jerome Neighbourhood resident’s back is a foregone conclusion!

The 8 to 9 years needed to construct these premeditated faulty towers and annihilation of the existing Harry Jerome Lands is the straw that broke my camel’s back.  I will not spend a decade in a convoluting “destroy and build” city council SELLOUT CONSTRUCTION ZONE!

Moving on…  We are only “101 days or 14 weeks + 3 days” away from electing a new mayor & hopefully six “new” neighbourly city councillors.  Currently we have two insiders and 1 1/2 outsiders, Guy Heywood having served previously on the 2009 city council running for mayor… Curious, does anyone know what happened to Heywood’s drummed-up NVCAA regime?  Their website is MIA.

With 4 candidates running for mayor maybe we’ll begin to read and hear a little “pre-season” mayoral race trash talk along with fireworks turfing and boasting on who is best suited to be our new leader.  Wouldn’t it be nice if these four familiar contenders inspired others to run for mayor.  Mayoral candidates bringing a breath of fresh air in social & economic perspectives.  Especially after being held hostage for 4 long years by a city council that is developer compliant and anti NIMBY!  But running for mayor ain’t cheap, same goes running for city councillor!

I left out pro-amalgamation George Pringle who has not officially thrown-in his hat into the mayor’s ring.  In the last election he received around 300 votes.  But it would be interesting in having two amalgamation candidates running and see who would get the majority of the CNV “307” who voted in favour i.e. twinning of our North Shore cities from the recent farcical District/NRG reunification survey.

In our upcoming election with limited mayoral spending limits and donor restrictions, don’t be surprised if at least one of our contender’s legitimacy is impaired by their campaign disingenuous endeavours.  Much like Guy Heywood noted & presented at a March 2015 city council meeting… https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2015/page/14/

Let the mayoral war games begin!

 

Stache Cartoon Editorials Most Viewed for the month of May…


The month of May started off led by our infamous OCP Dir. Mr. Epp telling us which neighbourhoods he would like to put his slot machines instead of where they should surely have gone… This eventually led to the defeat (being an election year) of any gaming establishment coming to town other than our already “many, many BC Lotto booths.”

Not to be outdone, our mayor referencing HJ Lands quipped: “If we can’t put the density here, where else can we put it!”  And yet just last Monday Night at the HJ Lands Public Hearing he inadvertently voted against his double dipping donor Darwin Construction.  Why would density Darrell vote against his density donor brethren?… see Friday’s blog  #scandalous

And then I watched in dismay as all city council members in unison overturned our Canadian and BC Charter of Rights Freedoms in not allowing those wanting a head start running for city council or mayor in being able to erect lawn signs prior or bike rack signs during the “noted city election period.”…  Of course back in 2014 these sign bylaws did not “apply” to mayor Massutto who placed many a “bike rack re-election sign” up and down Lonsdale Ave. during the election period!  #MussattoAboveTheLaw

The unexpected highlight in May was out-of-towner Councillor Back turning against her fellow Team Hijackers in wanting to swell a too close to the sidewalk development into its Victoria Park Neighbourhood.

And with so much unwanted density being thwarted into our neighbourhoods; I could not help but do a little karaoke rewrite blog to the beat of: “I Did It My Way” dedicating it to our “you can never have enough density” mayor.  #Vote4ChangeOctober20  #WeCanDoBetter

Your Orchestrated Jig is up City Council Despicables!


What happened at last Monday night’s farcical Public Hearing “in how” double dipping donor Darwin Construction got their rezoning bylaws fornicated was from my POV…  Nothing short of being a well staged, orchestrated, surreptitious ruse!  At the time I could not voice what I thought was about to go down during this “inside job public hearing” having been declared out of order by the mayor…  Fair enough, but this is my blog in which the mayor and or any city councillor has absolutely no out of order jurisdiction.

But first… Mr. Keating when I referred to Councillor Buchanan “in kind” as dear I did so without any intentional disrespectful manner.  Unlike your seemingly “silent support” of our mayor’s misogynist “camel toe” remarks during 2017’s final city council meeting.  Your BC NDP Party must be so damn proud of your apparent anti #metoo disposition.

With that out of the way let’s pretend and only pretend we are about to enter a NVCHall Twilight Zone “Staged Production”.

ACT 1:  Entering from stage right are 3 civic charlatans will name Bookham, Keating along with a Grinch-like mayor all deciding not to run in the upcoming city election.  Huddled over on stage left are city council jesters: virtual Bell, surly Clark, carpetbagger Back and wannabe night-mayor Buchanan.  #dispictables

ACT 2:  Finding ourselves trapped within this uneasy dimension the plot unravels.  Stage Right, the mayor dressed in his Emperor’s Clothing is acting like he is not supporting his buddies over at Darwin Deconstruct.  Keating will play the lead role as the detailing Devil and Bookham in contrast will be wondering aimlessly around down stage looking for her Olympic sized pool and Curling Rink.  #dazed&confused

Entering from Stage Left is surly Clark harping & barking over how his 3 to maybe 4 year Moody Villa rebuild is WTF: almost on the same scale as the proposed 8 to 10 year density congested, traffic & parking bedlam Darwin twin towering deconstruct that has attached to its meaty hip bone his damn proposed Titanic SportsPlex – really!  #EnoughBullshit

Councillor virtual Bell will try and use a little misdirection hoping you will believe him when he concocts a spell whereby there will only be “800 people in all of Darwin’s proposed 800 units.”  #hocuspocus

Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan will reenact one of her typical “covert roles” pretending to oppose both preordained coupled projects.  #disingenuous  As we now enter…

ACT 3:  Imposters Buchanan, Keating & mayor Grinch “KNOW” how their devoted Team Slate carpetbagger Back will play-out her final scene…  i.e. In FAVOUR of Darwin’s fornicating 30 & 26 storey “hair”-raising project.  Thereby surreptitiously “sheltering” wannabe mayor Buchanan from the angry city mob voters against either or both projects on October 20th.  And it also gives Grinch a free ticket out of “density jail” so he doesn’t look like he is indebted to his double dipping donor Darwin Deconstruct!  #MussattoTeamSlateDouble-Cross   #Vote4ChangeOctober20

ACT 4:  We escape back into our 3rd dimensional world left wondering IF the deceptive and immorally compassed comedy tragedy we just witnessed could ever play out here in our real world corrupt city council honouring 21st Century Density Horse Trading… hmm.

And of course The District  Trojan Crier/NSNews coverage so far has yet to figure out the real telltale plot behind Monday Night’s “clandestine Harry Jerome Lands Public Hearing.”   #readTheGlobalCanadian