With the advent of Mussatto’s City Councillors about to discover their fate in a mere 20 days… and in only 29 days wouldn’t it be niceno longer to be seen or heard from city council chamber’s head table…
The fact of the matter is I like so many though some by no choice of their own will not be living in Mussatto’s Manhattan CityShaping Back-lot for much longer. I will not be around long enough to see the inauguration of the new city council. For I have found a wonderful little city at about 1/3 the cost of living to retire and that will allow me to continue, (hint) elevate and broaden my innate creative talents.
From this point forward my editorial cartoon blog will only be featuring members of our 2014/2018 city council incumbents and bought and paid for mayor. After tomorrow’s blog I will also be from time to time selecting from my blog’s vault of over 500 cartoons some of my favourites worthy of a replay i.e. lest we forget just how corrupt, underhanded, disconnected and sanctimonious these seven ill-chosen despicables have been in turning this city inside out. A city council reveling in its “new norm” of gridlock, construction overload and NIMBY disconnect. Building for tomorrow while besieging, nullifying and deprioritizing its sustainability and livability i.e. social and economic wellness of “today.”
#Vote4ChangeOctober20 …I know I will as a parting gift.
And of course tonight’s 566 page City Council Density Card much like every previous council meeting since the induction of our convoluting mayor and six density zealot councillors will be entertaining and bowing down to the needs and wants of developers and architects via our ‘backroom’ underhanded City Planners while of course, of course IGNORING NIMBY issues & concerns. #cnvSOL
And the good news after tonight’s city council Twilight Zone episode is we are down to just one more city council meeting before city elections October 20th… and then hopefully all returning for their “boohoo FOREVER LAST city council meeting.”
Note: As part of the 2018 municipal election, two all-candidates meetings are being planned as follow:
1. The Grand Boulevard Residents Association (GBRA) will be hosting an All-CouncillorCandidates
meeting (for Councillor Candidates only) at the Ridgeway Elementary School Gymnasium at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
2. The Courthouse Area Residents Association (CARA) will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates Debate at Centennial Theatre at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018.
The Public Hearing for a new massive condo/commercial development to further compromise pedestrian, traffic and rear lane access flows in and around our critical Police, Fire and EMS Lego Block was overwhelmingly approved somewhere around 10 to 1, mostly by those who actually DO NOT LIVE in the neighbourhood. They must have a death wish wanting to cross paths with fire trucks, police cars and ambulances. And or going deaf i.e. of unsound mind in wanting to further jeopardize our emergency vehicle operations at an already highly congested Lonsdale and St. Georges block… awe the sounds of our mayor’s Manhattan CityShaping fornication! #NIMBYdisconnect #Vote4ChangeOct20
…and of course our infamous mayor in his praise for Millennium Properties would not or could never admit that his developer pal’s project would and could only further INTENSIFY pedestrian and vehicle traffic flows. Never willing to concede to the adverse and precarious impact it will have on our city’s “centrally located” police & fire departments and EMS/hospital response times. #disingenuousMayorMussatto
Our developer donor indebted mayor and “unelected” city clerk, new CEO and in-Epp OCP Planning Director have had more than enough time since July 23rd’s last meeting to over agenda-size and proceed to ramrod their hyper-density agenda through tonight’s expected (yawn) city council 4 1/2 to 5 hour meeting. And don’t expect the 3 remaining city council meetings to show any less mercy when it comes to pushing through the mayor’s Manhattan CityShaping final and Last Testament…. all aboard.
This weekend is your last chance to catch your breath before the onslaught of density projects by our non compos mentis density-struct mayor MASSatto. While our anti NIMBY City Planners and newbie via Edmonton CEO Ms. McCarthy are all aboard for this city council’s final push for: more density, to hell with road infrastructures – foutre de congestion traffic and let’s keep evicting MORE RENTERS for our mayor’s Manhattan CityShaping legacy.
The 10/10/10 or is it 10/maybe20/perpetuity renter bullshit is not going to attract many new or entice previous renters to: come back y’all to one of our upcoming 2019-21 market value rental projects. The below market value rentals within will still rob young families, seniors $2K+ a month of their monthly hard earned income or pension. And now further jacked-up by our NDP’s (MLA Ma) 2019 landlord fee increase from 4 to 4.5%!
And lest we shall never forget this entire City Council under Mayor Grinch’s cunning said NO to the previous Clark government’s $500 million Low Cost Housing Program that the City of Vancouver and the District mayor’s “welcomed.” Now these same reprobates are saying in an election year: “low income affordable housing can truly only come from provincial or federal intervention” which they ALL LAST YEAR DECLINED! #CityCouncilHypocrites #despicalbles #disingenuous
Coming up next Monday night is one of the last chances for MASSatto and his “onboard” City Councillors to thwart even more density into city neighbourhoods before October 20th. And all you have to do is look in any city community and you will see without fail a “city development application sign,” to be APPROVED before October 20th! Some of these signs are only a block or two from each other. Our colluding City Council and their lapdog City Planners are “comin’ to getcha.” #vote4changeOct20
A City Council agenda that has absolutely no regard for residents who want to take a deep breath and “live for today” and not ALWAYS prioritizing for tomorrow. A city council basking in reckless over development, noise pollution, lane closures, street parking shortages, failing road infrastructures, businesses shutting down or moving away from our city shores. A city council hell bent in uprooting and sucking out the city’s marrow needed for the economic and social wellness of its city i.e. low income workers and millennial families. #cnvSOL
What needs to happen and what should be the right of every citizen not yet displaced from our city is: 1. Just how many residents since early 2015 forward has the Mayor, his Team Slate and our horse trading councillors have callously evicted from their homes. 2. How many of these renters found via the developer or city an equal affordable rental in “their area.”3. How many displaced renters could not find equal affordable rent and now live elsewhere in the Lower Mainland.4. How many have ended up living on the street, in parks, out of their cars or from: seen better days RV’s. #WeNeedToKnow #ShamelessCityCouncil
Last Wednesday CKNW’s meet your ‘Mayor Day’ noon-er featured our one and only infamous mayor Density Darrell Mussatto. Host Simi Sara initiated the opening conversation tagging him as Density Darrell.
Double D was cornered over his gentrified James Dean crash n’ displace unaffordable housing agenda. Then shrugging it off off by trumpeting his city’s “Manhattan CityShaping Tomorrow Land” at the expense of today’s NIMBY communities… Yet oddly enough he needed someone to further gloss-over his reckless inane density push to the finish line in hour two.
In hour two CKNW Mayor’s Day became the “Lower Lonsdale BIA Day” with Greg Holmes substantiating the impulsive need for all the en mass Lower Lonsdale erections. Followed by and sounding like he was swearing on a stack of bibles; he could only find THREE PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT ONSIDE for all the disruptive ongoing construction and noise pollution on the waterfront… Don’t be surprised if there are more than just three disgruntled LL residents come election night Holmie. #bullshit
Update: On this beautiful rainy morn did anyone see mayor Mussatto or Buchanan out and about riding their bikes – of course not… The number cycling to work was noticeably down this morning. How could that possible be Mussatto, Buchanan? #OverLoadedCityBuses