Being a holiday Monday, thought best to kick back, relax and take a second look at what went awry at April’s City Council Meetings while looking back at last Friday’s mayoral re-announcement.


April much like March and every month before displayed the same Team Slate 4 to 3 compliant autocracy favouring our mayor’s developer pals at the expense of more density and traffic gridlock.  When our infamous mayor says “we live in a very compact city” due in part to his inoculated city planners he could not be more dense!  Much like the “District  Trojan Crier” aka NSN maybe we are in need of a name change like: “Sardinia”.

And on Friday WTH… wannabe night-mayor Buchanan announced rather re-announced she wants to continue densifying our city on behalf of her revered Mussatto, building more costly and unnecessary bike lanes/trails for the 1% who bike daily.  Wannabe quips “Without the right leader we will be taking a big leap backwards” – so where do you fit in.

The underlying theme for my city councillor campaign is: “prioritizing” NIMBY concerns ahead of fornicating developer interests. i.e. “taking a giant step forward persevering & respecting neighbourhood interests.”  Wannabe’s continued disregard for neighbourhood development concerns will be her wearing green albatross necklace come October 20th.

I don’t believe Buchanan is the solution leading us out of the city’s log jammed density she “helped create” alongside her fellow ‘4 to 3’ Team Slate!

Without further adieu here is my blog’s top April most viewed… whew!

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Being Mayor for this city isn’t easy… or is taking “no an option” when it comes to a development previously turned down at a previous city council meeting. Autocratic “4 to 3” politics trumping democracy every time under Commandant Mussatto’s regime.


Wonder why Darrell “G” concludes: “it isn’t easy being mayor here” in a city he has “CityShaped” via his “4 to 3” Team Slate Hijackers, city planners and campaign investors.  Having fornicated our city’s density beyond any skyline recognition.  An en masse out of control density that is the root cause of our commercial and residential street parking shortages, inner city traffic congestion, construction lane delays, unaffordable rental housing, businesses unable to find and keep dependable affordable staff.

All this to some degree could have been avoidable if only our infamous leader, his Housing Action Team and City Planners had taking advantage of the previous BC Liberal Government’s $500 million low rental housing grant like the District and Vancouver City did.  #cnvSOL

Within tonight’s 525 page agenda we are about to break the law right off the top with the mayor and councillors yea-ing to: “Sign Bylaw, 1992, No. 6363, Amendment Bylaw, 2018, No. 8644”  Want proof: https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/2012/2012bcca394/2012bcca394.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAhUHJlLWVsZWN0aW9uLCBnb3Zlcm5tZW50IHNwZW5kaW5nAAAAAAE&resultIndex=4

Another key and oh so hypocritical agenda item is 19 in part: “The Amalgamation Study Options” whereby “the District adheres to its legislated growth targets under the Regional Growth Strategy and that those targets are not met by shifting legislated growth targets into the current boundaries of the City.”  WTF!  Our city led by Density Darrell, his Team Slate Councillors and freshman Planning Dir. Epp who has in a recent HJ Lands Town Hall Meeting “REPUDIATED” the Regional Growth Strategy Levels – daringly pushing density onward and upward beyond CNV RGS 2041 levels!  #ScrewRegionalGrowthLevels

I could lean toward Option One: REFOCUS ON CITY RESIDENTS’ PRIORITIES AND INTERESTS or Option Three: DO NOT PURSUE AN AMALGAMATION STUDY AT THIS TIME.  As Option Two: PROCEED DIRECTLY TO TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN AMALGAMATION STUDY.  We see The District by their own admission affirm: ‘‘The ‘cost savings’ rationale for a reunification is tenuous at best. ”#CNVunitedWEstand

And from here we go right smack into Agenda Item 20: GAMING & CANNABIS REVENUES – OPTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION.  I mean what could possibly go wrong having a “NIMBY casino” that will attract money laundering while patrons can smoke pot, liquor-up and gamble away their rent/mortgage cheque or car payment rolling snake eyes.  It is a much larger and more serious problem than casinos and their supporters (BCLC) want you to ever know.  #NoCNVcasino

It’s a fact Jack – Casino patrons draw money away from other entertainment establishments, potentially jeopardizing other sectors of the local economy and the jobs within them.  But if your Harry Jerome Darwin Lands Development or new HJ MagaSportsDome is “cash strapped”… well BCLC and K&T Gaming who was a big time 2014 Mussatto campaign spender… you have just hit the North Van City jackpot!  #MoneyTalks

It’s going to be a long night, lots and lots of pro developer zoning amendments, and new development startups proposed, and WTF!  Reconsideration of 151 E Keith (Victoria Park) which was “voted down” at Council on April 23rd…  Could it be councillor Back is OMG reneging on her word and is about to renew her “Team Slate Vows!”  Mussatto’s Team Councillors and his inept city planners can never accept NO as the final answer on any NIMBY development!

Bring energy bars and water if you got-em… (and go Jets go!)

Mural, mural on City Hall Wall…


Last Monday night on cue: mayor Mussatto and his empowering autocratic Team Slate Hijackers once again by a 4 to 3 shoot-out win; defended and supported one of their IOU campaign investors er donors aka Pezzente Holdings.  Once again these 4 despicables IGNORING, turning their backs on the strong neighbourhood opposition to this project in its current state.  Championing the unnecessary closure of 26 St. west at Lonsdale Ave, loss of green park area and applauding Pezzente’s erroneous traffic survey backed by our subpar City Planner’s insidious endorsement of this burgeoning apartment complex beyond the footprint of the existing legal property lines.  #Collusion  #Betrayal

“Where and How” mayor you have been failing is: every time one of “your” campaign investor’s comes to the plate at city hall, they get to hit a seamless grand slam.  In conjunct with city planners enabling ability to amend and hit rezoning bylaws out of our city’s OCP ballpark while REPUDIATING Regional Growth Strategy Targets #Shame!

Thus the impetus behind today’s cartoon… I have had enough!  On October 20th say NO to wannabe mayor Linda Buchanan, we need not a devoted Mussatto Team Slate player continuing his psycho-ling path, density agenda!  #Enough!


*The source of the underlining street art wishes to remain anonymous.

More City Hall undermining and Developer collusion coming to light… and “cannabis our medicine” illegal dispensaries being shut down against overwhelming substantiated evidence and support!


The first public hearing meeting and from both sides of city chambers became an unexpected, gut wrenching emotionally moving representing cannabis users from across the lower mainland ALL dependent on our city’s “illegally run medicinal cannabis dispensaries.” The public hearing was to be only about “defining and prohibiting the sale and production of non-medical retail cannabis in all (city) zones.”  But it turned into anything but, with so many expressing how cannabis is a necessity – part of their daily lives.  And WHY does the camera coverage NEVER show the distress in their faces in the advent of these cannabis outlets being shut down – SHAME on you mayor for this obstinate and faceless omission! #420

Here is a sampling in the overwhelming support of these dispensaries remaining open, having chosen cannabis as “their medicine”…  #cannabisOurMedicine

The second public hearing dealt with the ongoing farce at 2601 Lonsdale Ave, aka Mussatto City Planners/Pezzente Holdings vs. the neighbourhood residents that did not get underway until past 9:30 pm.  With 35 signed up to speak it indeed lived up to its “12:30 am” disposition with the developer and his GBL Architects submitting minor tweaks i.e. basically the SAME DRAWINGS declaring them as REVISIONS while their fellow developer friends and a realtor supported this egregious overtake favouring 26 Ave. road closure, insufficient parking, eliminating the existing greenspace and FALSELY providing erroneous traffic flow numbers at that intersect contrary to ICBC records.  And with Councillor Keating who resides in the neighbourhood, culpable and unwilling to excuse himself from “his neighbourhood project” i.e.  A standard Mussatto Team Slate practice – anybody surprised so far!  #shamefull

Another contention in all this is how slanted and flagrant the camera coverage was during this portion.  It seemed deliberate as in quite clear under mayor Mussatto’s camera direction, Pezzente and City Planners did not have to worry about “the home audience and shut-ins” being able to SEE ALL the damning elevation/plan imagery from the public hearing resident speakers on the overhead camera!  #collusion

I could go on and on in how the overall “public hearing” was apposed to the proposal in its existing convolute state.  Though everyone was on side that the existing burned down apartment building needs to be in earnest replaced.  But the developer, (mayor), CAO and city planners don’t want to just build within the constraints of the existing lot.  Choosing to skewer legal property lines under the cover of keeping the public in the dark by not offering any “prior” media/newspaper notice!  Thereby overlooking OCP height restrictions, hindering emergency vehicle accessibility, offering limited parking spaces, shutting down 26 Ave. and eliminating the neighbourhood green space!  #underhanded

An astute NIMBY speaker addresses these disingenuous omissions and more regarding the farcical Pezzente Proposal.  #appalling  #bogus

Tonight’s city council fight card continues demagoging past our 2014 Regional Strategy Levels, fornicating to the goddess Density!… While Mayor Walton’s city council tonight will be predicating “power to the people” – cavorting a Reunification Survey between our two cities! #GetStuffed!


Tonight’s city council fight card features: Property Tax Rate Increases, Drinking Water Conservation Plan Bylaw and two Public Hearings.  First up addressing bylaws prohibiting Mary Jane non-medicinal Cannabis Production via BCLDB city sales then forwarded to a Public Hearing. 

The second Public Hearing entertains the density onslaught at 2601 where the developer Pezzente Holdings and GBL Architects present their case for wanting to ROB a long withstanding green space, expand their development over a lane thus hindering all emergency vehicle accessibility.  While in the same breath tooting i.e. farting: REDUCED MID RENTAL RATES BASED ON 2016 NUMBERS against when finished in late 2019 early 2020 the guaranteed much higher rental rate being closer to OVER 2K A MONTH!  #cnvSOL

Meanwhile just up the street DNVC Council will be proposing to induct a very “one-sided” city council reunification survey between our two cities.  The logistics make since from their perspective with little left in their financial reserve tank, and having green stamped large areas from potential development.  So who do you bust for future density growth and financial stability – why of course North Vancouver City!  #UpYours!

I am amused by the likes of District councillor Bassam in the NS Rag preaching the advantages in the reunification between the two cities.  Does this mean he and his District are willing to pay for half of the proposed new $160+ million Harry Jerome Centre – think not.  Instead they would prefer to deflect such issues and prop city service duplication’s as why we should be merging kin.  Which of course has little bearing on some of the real reasons like: little density left at the District Inn, suspect financial reserves and a seemingly lack of identity without a business and social waterfront gathering centre OR a $140 million grab-bag their city council would dearly love to gorge.  #GetStuffed

‘March Most Viewed’ with Seven months to go before city elections.


My video streaming works held down 3 of the 5 top editorial cartoon blogs for the month of March.  Viewership this time last year is definitively on the up swing – thank you.  #Vote4StacheOctober20

March having WTF: only two council meetings still left me with a lot of Black Necklace fleecing, possible Public Input collusion, to strange bedfellows, proposing more HJ Lands towering density and hoping for real change come election night October 20th – Hallelujah!  #Vote4ChangeOctober20

They say: “Some things are best left unsaid. But when it comes to amalgamation between CNV and DNV well…”


Once again DNV mayor Walton won’t take NO for an answer, wanting CNV to join his city in a reunification dance.  What Walton doesn’t realize is our city council and staff dance card is FULL.  It seemingly already has more than enough on its plate with the likes of a HJ Megadome, paying off Darwin Properties in an overtake of the existing HJCRC and Silver Harbour Centre, lawn bowling greens and tennis courts and possibly sliding in an unwanted neighbourhood casino!  #Enough!

But here we go again, round two or is it round 8 with the District wanting to reopen this can of worms which if you listen closely to the following video has very little to offer our city.  But unfortunately councillors Bell, Keating, Buchanan and our infamous mayor feel otherwise in that we should once again at taxpayers and city staff expense re-entertain Walton’s proposition whereby NOTHING HAS CHANGED or even being vaguely offered in Walton’s latest attempt at reeling in a ‘last chance’ reunification legacy!  #ShameOnMayorWalton

The following video is a snap shot though lengthy, as I want to show just how adamantly opposed the idea/threat of amalgamation/reunification is with all our city councillors though OMG four are still willing to do the Walton Amalgamation Waltz.  My video has not been cosmetically tampered (mayor) or have I added any balloon comments only bridge copy between cuts to the point of not temperature colour correcting councillors 3 shot purple complexions.  #WaltonAmaglamationWaltz

Walton’s love letter will only further divide our two cities.  #GetStuffed