Perhaps we should begin renaming the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands “The Darwin I.O.U. Neighbourhood Lands” The AUDACITY of Darwin proposing such a MAXIMUM SIZED development that could (will) include a 32 high storey condo PROVES just how deep they are into the mayor’s IOU pockets; with his city planners falling over backwards desperately seeking their nefarious commandant’s approval on this project!
Read’em and Weep: HARRY JEROME NEIGHBOURHOOD LANDS PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND POTENTIAL AMENITIES: THAT my staff proceed with processing a rezoning and Official Community Plan amendment for the Harry Jerome Lands substantially as outlined in the report of the Director, Planning dated March 7, 2018, including:
– density of up to 2.5 FSR, including additional density to secure on-site amenities; (OMG)
– tower heights of up to 32 storey;
– creation of transferable density on the future Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre site – WTF!
Is this the beginning of city management showering final tributes to their leader who will be first and foremost remembered for his “4 to 3” OCP anarchism, city parking shortages, never taking advantage of provincial or federal affordable rental housing monies. While a growing number of local businesses are unable to maintain or afford part-time help – driving business off our shore. Topped off by his campaign donor developer lane closures, paralyzing traffic flows i.e. slow motioning getting anywhere on time which has also had an untimely adverse effect on our ambulance, police and fire departments emergency vehicles performance.
Under mayor MASSassto’s regime there has been absolutely NO REGARD to the fact we are already well over 2041 Regional Strategy (density/population) Levels… much like our OCP Guidelines a FARCICAL SHAM! #replaceOCP2019
Now we’ll have to wait and see which corner office position Grinch has accepted. Could it be at Onni/RPMG or Translink… I mean really, who else would be willing to use his convolute talents? Wait a minute, oh yeah, Polygon, Anthem, Concert, Hollyburn, BCLC casinos or will he eventually end up in an executive suite on the 24th or is it 32nd floor at the Darwin Neighbourhood Lands? #WeHaveHadEnoughOfMayorMussatto
So should we be renaming our BC Family Day to something a little closer to reality like: “Family Day Losses” or as a senior couple bluntly put it to me “Family Separation Day.” Having agonized over their son’s family move off our shores just before Christmas, no longer willing to fork out a rent increase to $2,200 a month and offering only: “if-you-can-find-close-by” street parking! As our mayor loves to toot: “Welcome to North Van”
Our city under the Mussatto regime has absolutely no conjoining developer working with the city to help alleviate our low income housing crisis – unlike in DNVC and Vancouver City. Leaving it completely up to the Federal and Provincial governments to deal with “a problem aided and abetted by our mayor and his Team Buchanan, Keating, Back Councillors.” Zealots who with their”4 to 3″ CONTROL over city council have been gleefully increasing city density beyond 2041 Regional Strategy Targets ! While developers in a glutton free housing market have been able to price our city out of new low income housing market! #CNVSOL #WelcomeToNorthVan
Onni’s Lucky camel as in “as luck would have it” is once again getting caught up in controversy this time by our mayor’s “insistence” in blaming the bronze one hump Dromedary statue [wishing it was a historical correct Lucy the two hump Bactrian camel] as why he should be excused from his derogatory remarks comparing tight fitting women’s clothing in the vulva area as elephant feet er camel toe #MeToo
A controversy much like his ‘aggressive agenda warning’ as he was shutting down city council chambers for 2017. Tonight’s Monday Night Fight Card is tame, the calm before the storm with only one aggressive and contentious agenda issue. Our mayor and most of city council sucking up to HUB’s request to adapt the Crosswalk Use by Cyclists and Street Occupancy Permits Bylaw: “elephant feet strips” or as our mayor likes to point out are interchangeable, they’re like camel toes.
How is it that the mayor can so adamantly declare ignorance in not ever knowing the meaning of ‘camel toes’ as reported in the The Global Canadian Newspaper. Why didn’t he use the same comparison referring to them as crosswalk camel feet ? Has he not been around the Onni camel long enough to realize this “life-like” camel does not have toes rather hooves! You decide from this clip I grabbed from last Dec. 11th meeting in question picturing the mayor laughing at his own self gratifying vulgar remarks. And joining in is smilin’ CAO Ken Tollstam and looking down at her notes seemingly amused by the mayor’s reference is City Clerk Karla Graham.
WARNING the following video insert graphic may be offensive to some and have self-rated it ‘R’ and is not intended to be offensive to women. Rather only to depict just how disingenuous our mayor is in wanting us to “believe” he thinks camel’s have toes and not hoof feet.
The only real winners this year until October 20 will be the mayor, his infamous city slate councillors ramming and jamming their density and cycling agenda down our throats… and supporters of a casino to be located in a community’s front yard near you.
And away we go… tonight city council will be reveling: offering up MORE DENSITY continuing their NIMBY DISCONNECT. Offering MORE condo high rises, MORE highfalutin market value rental housing. All is great, empowered “4 to 3” in MASSatto Land, except uh…
The latest censure numbers have our lofty city pegged BELOW the National and Provincial Household Median income levels! And one way our mayor and city council can bring us up – meet National and Provincial income levels is by continuing to demovict fixed/low income, seniors and young families from our city. Approving and building housing only the mayor’s opulent and his 3 despicables can afford! And isn’t it ironic our mayor gave our CAO Tollstom this year a $86K bonus “Moving on up to the North Shore Aristocracy.” #Demovict #CNV47%solution
But hold on to your hat, the real main event tonight will be Councillor Bell’s two submitted Notices of Motions:
#11. Local Government Election Campaign Financing – File: 09-4200-01-0001/2017
WHEREAS corporate or union donations are prohibited for federal government political candidates and political parties;
WHEREAS the new NDP BC Provincial Government has indicated it will introduce legislation to prohibit corporate or union campaign donations to BC Provincial candidates and political parties;
WHEREAS the intention of removing any appearance of potential political influence or conflict of such donations is understood and supported at the senior levels of government, the same should apply at the local government level;
AND WHEREAS Union of BC Municipalities’ (UBCM) Resolution No. A1, “Local Government Election Campaign Financing”, requests the Provincial Government to pass legislation extending these restrictions on corporate or union donations to the local government level;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of North Vancouver go on record as supporting UBCM Resolution A1, which reads as follows:
“WHEREAS there are currently no limits on election campaign donations or restrictions on corporate or union donations for local government elections;
AND WHEREAS all major political parties have committed to enacting some form of electoral finance reform for provincial elections in the coming term;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that should the Provincial Government make changes to provincial campaign finance regulations to limit and restrict campaign donations, those changes be extended to include campaign finance regulations for local government.”
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of North Vancouver recognizes that individual Council members attending the UBCM convention as delegates reserve the right to vote as they choose when Resolution A1, or any resolution, is debated and considered by the convention delegates.
12. Tax Receipts for Local Election Campaigns – File: 09-4200-01-0001/2017
WHEREAS fundraising for election campaigns is a necessity for most municipal candidates running for election;
AND WHEREAS persons contributing to federal or provincial candidates for election can receive a tax receipt for their contribution, but not for municipal candidates; potentially creating a disincentive for persons to contribute to municipal candidates’ campaigns;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) lobby the Provincial government to allow tax receipts for persons who contribute to candidates who run in municipal elections, similar to that provided to contributors to candidates who run provincially or federally;
AND FURTHER THAT this proposed resolution be forwarded to the *UBCM 2017 by September 22, 2017 for consideration as a Late Resolution. (*UBCM; Union of BC Municipalities)
…What do you think the odds are that Councillor wannabe night-mayor Buchanan OBJECTS along with councillors Back and Keating: aka BC NDP President. Will Keating vote NAY against motions oh so similar to his “own Party’s” upcoming “Political donation BAN LIMITING corporate and union contributions to $1,200″. Including “Money Bags” Keating’s fav: “civic campaign in-kind contributions?”… stay tuned #CNVtyranny
And on it goes… so many of our communities being turned upside down, longtime residents being displaced, abandoned by our psycho-ling path mayor who thinks all is great in his fornicating concrete Shangri-la.
The following is based on an encounter our bought and paid for mayor had earlier in the week. Doing what he does best i.e. vaingloriously steadfast in self-denial, running away from conflict, turning his back on its very backbone. Archetypal whom shaped our city – welcoming all. Imaginaries whom can no longer afford to live in MASSatto’s dystopia.