Warning: Entering 2018 the last chance for mayor Mussatto, his Team Slate Councillors, his City Planners and Engineers to bring our city to a contemptible gridlock freeze.

Happy New Year and in just 292 days or in 9 months and 19 days we will be saying so long, arrivederci to Mayor Mussatto and his Team Slate.  A new independent developer free city council will be surely elected, dawning a new era  freezing highrise density growth,  ending city government and developer collusion, seriously tackling unaffordable housing.  And lest we forget our crumbling transportation infrastructures in the short term and not foolishly waiting or believing in billion dollar wet dreams like tunnels, SkyTrain rails over Second Narrows.  TransLink is first and foremost willing to ignore the North Shore and deal with the serious transit shortages felt in Surrey, Richmond and Langley.

We can’t and should not have to wait for the estimated ten years before TransLink finally completes a bridge or tunnel – alleviating North Shore commuter congestion.  We need to include and then look beyond TransLink in order to resolve i.e. re-engineer our immediate short transportation/commuter failings undermined by our North Shore city councils ramrodding density levels beyond our city’s transportation capacities.  Competition is good for the transportation soul…