Tonight’s mayoral candidate opening act will no doubt feature uncanny performances from Councillor’s Buchanan and Clark as they camouflage and or misconstrue their on the record failing pro development math.
Horsetrader Clark will no doubt voice: For I am the one who introduced the city’s 10/10/10 renter policy for all new rental housing starts… The only obvious sink hole in this approach though admirable; is the fact new rental market housing costs for a two or three bedroom family rental unit are now in excess of 2 to 3 thousand smackaroos and will continue to be for many a year hereafter. It doesn’t matter how you slice and dice it Clark your 10% off $2K & $3+K will not cut it. They will be still too UNAFFORDABLE and UNSUSTAINABLE for far too many young families, seniors and those on fixed incomes and thus will only further cloud CNV’s social and economic wellness. #Vote4ChangeOctober20
Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan on the other hand wants our “new norm” development levels to “remain on course” within the loosey goosey forever amended pro development toothless OCP guidelines. Thereby repudiating any and all Regional Strategy Targets now surpassing 2041 densification levels. She is also fostering all purpose-built rental housing by how: RENOVICTING and DISPLACING even more low income residents from their apartment buildings and thereby further shrinking the social and economic wellness of this city. #timeToChangeCourse
CNV MAYORAL CANDIDATES’ MEETING:
TONIGHT 7-9 PM CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 LONSDALE AVE.
News Flash: Crooked Buchanan has with a little inside help from her City Hall friends and with a little more direct help from bike rack sign lessees is able to SUBLEASE bike rack stands and thereby avoid breaking any bike rack city sign bylaws… However the lessee MUST BE registered as a “Third Party Sponsor” and make a financial disclosure to Elections BC. I would also liked to have seen on each one of these ‘subleased’ bike rack signs WHO is sponsoring which mayoral or city councillor candidate.
Interesting is now Kerry “Nitro” Morris has replaced his previous non mayoral related bike rack signs with signs saying “Yes, I am running for mayor”… is he subleasing from himself – hmm. It should also be noted that Ken Izatt running for NVC council has a couple of these sublease bike rack signs. I haven’t seen any Hoss horse trading Clark bike rack signs but that doesn’t mean they are not out there or will shortly find their way to a bike rack stand or maybe bus stop shelter sign near you. All bets are off when it comes to any city sign bylaws equal playing field. #SignWars
Ethically are any of these candidates the type of administrators you want governing our city. i.e. looking for loopholes in our city bylaws they can easily manipulate… as always you decide.
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 nice no 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.
One thing that has been quite apparent over the last 4 years during mayor Mussatto’s last hurrah reign in density terror is just how DELIBERATELY DISCONNECTED the mayor, his Team Slate Councillors and all aboard Horse Trading City Councillors have become. Willing to POPULATE our city beyond the wellness of our Regional Strategy Growth Targets and IGNORING our inner city restrictive INFRASTRUCTURE CAPABILITIES.
There will be NO SUSTAINABLE RELIEF from our current NDP MLA MA Transit Board for at least a decade. All that is being offered by MLA Ma’s INSTPP, TransLink and our current mayor and city council is WTF: MICROMANAGING aka MISTPP-ing its residents lifestyle and commuting habits. i.e. “You will love living in our new inflated cookie cutter condos, not being able to find residential or commercial street parking while most small retail shops wont be able to find or maintain staff because of its city’s UNAFFORDABILITY. A city whereby most resident families must make at least $100K in order to afford its livability amidst it “new norm” in: Deconstructing heritage neighbourhoods, displacing hundreds of low-income renters while millennial families exit from our shore to years & years & years and even more years of lane closures and neverending construction zones!” #CNVunlivable #Vote4ChangeOct20 #Enough!
And I am not the only one who feels this way – support is growing… checkout District’s Peter Teevan POV. #micromanaging #MISTPP https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/dnv-transportation-plan-treats-citizens-like-blight-community/
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.
If you think we have not had ENOUGH DENSITY, CONSTRUCTION, LANE CLOSURES, NOISE POLLUTION or LIMITED STREET PARKING… then on October 20 vote for density proud Linda Buchanan. This drama queen wants you to believe the sudden unprecedented upheaval of every neighbourhood she helped deconstruct over the last 4 years, is now the NEW NORMAL for our city. Advocating we should never turn back the hand of density. #DensityProudBuchanan #handofdensity
Our gentrified unaffordability is chasing away too many young families, seniors, artists and low income residents from our shores, choosing instead to live in sustainable greener communities. Promoting a couple coach houses, offering 10/10/10 or 10/20/perpetuity rentals will entice families to stay in our city is ludicrous, naive, having missed the boat!
With less and less low income earners/families consuming & feeding our city’s economy while continuing to build MORE costly high rises and market value rentals is a recipe for “socio-economic genocide.”