City Hall and Council must be damn sure existing pre-election sign bylaws are bullet proof and will not fall prey to any lawsuit challenges.


I’m still hearing depending on which way the wind blows that there could be a possible BC court challenge to our pre-election sign bylaws referencing #6363.  Surely our mayor, city councillors, City Clerk and city legals would not ordain pre-election sign bylaws that would not stand the test of time especially in a BC courtroom.

I am assuming they all think pre-election sign bylaw #6363 is in fact emphatically legal down to its very core and any challenge would be held in contempt.  I mean why else would the mayor and ALL city councillors vote unanimously to uphold pre-election sign bylaw #6363?… hmm

… Unless they do not think anyone would dare spend the time or money taking the city to court.  Realizing if the case did reach the courts the October 20 civic election will have come and gone – game, set, match – catch us next time around?  And thereby their jurisprudence can never be questioned come re-election night.  #despicables?

John Cougar Mellencamp – OMG 36 years ago!

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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!

Monday Night’s OK Corral Meeting had its gun slinging moments – much to our mayor’s chagrin…


It was quite the roller coaster ride on many agenda fronts during Monday Night’s fight card.  The believed sign bylaw “6363” having constitutional infractions went unchecked.  And of course of course Mussatto’s developer pal Pezzente got their way with Mussatto’s infamous Team Councillors voting 4 to 3 in favour of all Pezzente could ever hope for by way of rezoning amendments to rescinding zoning bylaws that got in the way of their project like closing off 26 street access to Lonsdale Avenue and much larger building footprint.

In attendance sitting in the press box seat was the “pro amalgamation” NSNews reporter.  One can only hope after he listened to the many cons, comparing apples to apples when it came to mill rates and property taxes to comparing our city’s many “compact condos” verses the District’s mostly single spread out home property values and their higher infrastructure costs including maintaining 5 fire halls to our “one”.  It should be interesting in reading how the NSNews “spins” their heavy-handed one-sided District Bolshevik uprising or comes clean and concedes their “amalgamation revolution failed” – don’t hold your breath.

City Council voted “5 to 1″ (Bell opted #1)” x-naying any further amalgamation study talks – period!  More on this in Friday’s video amalgamation multi composite.  #shouldBefun

City Council also voted down any further casino and lottery terminal discussions which also prevented Mr. Epp’s pin the casino tail NIMBY site location options by a majority rule “5 to 2”, with mayor Mussatto and councillor Keating looking from the outside in.

And now to my Wednesday’s blog main event whereby mayor “G.” Mussatto put on his little Napoleon hat and proceeded to inform us all he has every right to bring back Starlight’s Victoria Park defeated development for reconsideration.  Nothing had changed outside of moving from our 10/10/10 policy to 20 units at 10% under 2021 market value rates and in perpetuity.  Further WTF: Councillors Bookham and Clark pointed out that only the mayor and councillor aka NDP President Keating had advance notice of this better late than never change in heart i.e. they were unaware of this “lobbying change” – invalidating five city councillors!  Our mayor’s backroom despicable antics is showing no signs in letting up forever contravening city council decorum.  #despicable

But thank you Councillors Bookham, Clark, Bell and yes councillor Holly Back for standing your ground not backing down from this seemingly underhanded, slight-of-hand horse trading.  Yet still councillor Buchanan was on-side with the mayor and Keating with logic I am sorry, just cannot comprehend – maybe you can.   #crazyTalk

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!)

Tonight’s city council fight card is density jam-packed… and as always Mussatto’s Team Slate Hijackers will be the victors winning by at least a “4 to 3” decision over city NIMBY’s thus maintaining their Undefeated Record!


First up on tonight’s fight card is City Council’s third and final bylaws reading at 2601 Lonsdale by Pezzente Holdings a Mussatto campaign donor and will likely IGNORE most of last Monday night’s public hearing neighbourhood concerns over lane infringement, shrinking setbacks, street closing, taking away a neighbourhood park.  But will reduce the height of the building to OCP guidelines and maybe turn it into an all rental building that certainly our low income families will never be able to afford.  When it is completed late in 2020 who will want to live in this mortgage rate based rental building without ample parking#collusion

Then at 7 pm we have the first Public Hearing for 230-232 East 8th Street (Cascadia Green Dev.) Rezoning Application from March 7th moved by “Councillor Keating and of course seconded by Councillor Buchanan.”… to permit the development of a six 3-storey townhouse units including 4 accessory lock-off units – imagine that.  #maximumOCPpollution

Then after a short recess the 2nd Public Hearing will address the multi-rise development at 151 East Keith in Victoria Park.  Proposing to permit the development of 3 infill residential buildings, consisting of 40 residential rental units, in addition to the “existing tower” and decreasing setbacks from 25 ft. to an UNPRECEDENTED 5 ft.!  And further requesting/reducing parking from 0.75. down to 0.70!…  Where I’m thinking a community name change is in order, something more apropos like:  Manhattan Park-N-Lot  #DensityPollution

‘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

Mayor Mussatto will be rescinding his inconvenient Metro Van Board’s One Shot Pension vote while DNV mayor Walton’s tardy letter brings down the curtain looking for WTF: Continued amalgamation er reunification talks!


Oh what a night it was, no surprises when it came to frivolously tossing taxpayers money on this and that but at least council did not include money for a new kitchen sink… maybe next week.  #cnvSOL

Councillor Clark’s motion to write to the Metro Vancouver Board expressing strong opposition repealing any salary increase and pension bonus was of course and certainly not to my surprise intercepted by one of Mussatto’s perilous team hijacker’s councillor Keating.  Deliberately wanting to divide his motion into two parcels.  One repealing the one time, pension retro gift and the other the 15% salary – fed tax offset that will not begin until next year’s lower mainland mayors and councillors are elected.  Thus offering Mussatto a much needed saving grace after giving himself an under wraps mayors’ council raise and one time retirement bonus under the guise of a DELIBERATE UNRECORDED VOTE.

Noteworthy: there was a prior Metro Van Board itemized agenda made available to the public and media.  A point councillor and wannabe mayor Buchanan resonated in supporting the mayor’s account of its council’s procedural protocol regarding agenda items.  Of course Buchanan did not mention the mayors unwillingness not to record “his vote.”  Perhaps a precursor in just how “opaque and underhanded” Linda Buchanan will be if elected mayor in 7 months time.   #disingenuous

Then with one foot out the door a new agenda item materialized from CEO Tollstom bringing forward a lover’s letter from outgoing confederate District of Vancouver mayor Walton wanting to reopen amalgamation er reunification conversations!  Profoundly mystifying EVERY COUNCILLOR whom each had serious concerns, listing the many negative impacts it would have on their city!  It was reiterated over and over by a number of councillors that City Council has already thoroughly DEFEATED a DNVC carbon copy motion in 2016.  Having said all that a “mayor Mussatto” 4 to 3 split decision on two fronts will carry it – cha-ching back to city staff and council – UNBELIEVABLE!  More on this in Friday’s “Get Stuffed Video”.. first things first.