March 12th CNV council meeting keeps on giving and giving and giving! It was a night “pot” full of innuendos, unlikelihood’s and pro development NIMBY deconstructs. In other words a typical city council meeting.
Even last Friday’s NSNews is still chronicling the nocturnal musings from that infamous council meeting headlining BC NDP President ‘Moneybags’ Keating’s proverbial insight in how to give birth to the burgeoning $210 million “plus” for a new Harry Jerome Rec Centre.
According to Keating all that is required is getting “high” from pot sales and gambling away family security wellness, i.e. attracting pathological gambling – risking bankruptcy and bad debts. Odds only a habitual high roller quenches or how an alien money laundering gang can illegally profit. #casinoPlebiscite
“From a local economic impact perspective, casinos don’t encourage non-gaming businesses to open nearby, because the people who most often visit casinos do not wander out to visit other shops and businesses. A casino is designed to be an all-absorbing environment that does not release its customers until they have exhausted their money. And nearby neighbourhoods are more susceptible to be negatively infected and socially impacted.” #BetTheHouse
Is this what we want councillors… to build a new “family” rec centre on the backs of drug and gambling dependencies. #HarryJeromePlebiscite
First kudos to our Canadian Paralympic Team in South Korea – capturing 28 medals! Only one less than our Canadian Olympic Team http://www.cbc.ca/sports/paralympics/paralympics-closing-wrap-1.4581555
Compositing these videos has been a challenge as with the new audio/video format the video streaming colour temperature is tinting facial skin tones purple. And the audio especially off the top never sounds ready and cuts out during (ironically) Public Input Period.
But not last Monday as out of the 15 or so who signed up for public input WTF 4 were conveniently developers or pro Mussatto supporters/donors who were selling their project wares for city council approval. It should be noted that NDP Moneybags Craig Keating who seems to only attend council meetings when the mayor needs “a majority” to enforce his “4 to 3” Team Hijackers empowerment “kiboshed” having more than 5 speakers at the 6:39 mark! And of course there was NO wide shot or 3 group shot of Councillor Keating voting against! (despicable camera work)
IF elected to city council I would really like to see Public Input Period changed to “Neighbourhood Input Period”. And of course stop having city council meetings on is it a holiday or not this Monday. This would give everyone one more day to examine and digest the contents of any agenda posted the prior Friday.
So without further adieu here is my first of 3 or 4 video replay excerpts from the March 12 Monday night city council fight card.