It has been a year of en masse density and traffic travesty
Thanks in part to Mayor Mussatto and his Team Slate Councillors:
Buchanan, Keating, Back… a city having forsaken its glory
Having SOLD its soul to vulturine invested developers.
Our CNV mayor has no shame nor does his Team Slate hijacking lackeys. These Despicables are down to their LAST 320 weekdays and 90 weekends holding office. And until then they will be mercilessly downgrading and screwing our city into en masse density annihilation! #CNVdensityAnnilation
Sources: CNV Website Dec. 4/17 Agenda http://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings
NVCV: https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/ https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/vote-manipulation-at-our-local-council/
Shamelessly proud was the tenor expressed in the city’s announcement of its latest prized ungreening of city land! Yes, the existing HJCRC facility is just over 50 years old but DOES NOT need to replaced. Rather what should be transpiring is simply pushing aside all city councillor egos and presumed legacies and initiate a state of the art overhaul to our rec centre with our fellow two North Shore Municipalities “contributing” to the to be modernized, upgraded HJCRC facility by constructing bucket wish items like: an Olympic size swimming pool, a 500 meter indoor track or newfound curling rinks. Is not our tiny enclaved city not congested and fractured enough City Councillors!
There is an upcoming first public open house on Dec. 6th, but really why the fawk bother. All you have to do is not go all that far back in time when Hollyburn’s new Marlborough 3 commercial apartment complex had its public hearings and NOT ONE PUBLIC HEARING or any COMMUNITY PETITION MADE ANY DIFFERENCE – NO MATTER HOW STRONG THE OPPOSITION! It was a per-ordained done deal that convoluted increased floor density by WTF: selling our City Hall’s air space at below market value to these vultures! Does anyone for a one moment not think that the SAME COLLUSION TACTICS will be made readily available unless…
There is an overdue civic election coming to town next October and with final approval on this project tentatively scheduled for next summer. I.E. will either wannabe mayor Councillor Buchanan or DNVC resident Back join Councillors Bell, Clark and Bookham and compromise their chances in being elected by having their names pegged to this suicidal, high density, traffic/transit nightmare. We know Mussatto and Keating have expressed concerns over any need for such a costly super-structure and without either yea vote, Buchanan or Back would have to cross the floor, default their Team Slate allegiance. And the odds of that ever happening should leave any new HJCRC plans on the drawing board… I can dream can’t I.
The big winners in the most viewed category had to do with the erection of Lucy the one hump wonder camel that sure curtailed a lot of controversy which led to OMG two Onni employees attacking an innocent senior cripple in front of their new CentreView Towers complex. There were two other blogs related to this camel-eon bronze nudging right on the heels of the top five.
The other two big stories of the month evolved around wasting WTF: $6million on a connector Spirit Trail Bridge that took precedent over our many crippling infrastructures. City council choosing instead to pillage taxpayer’s money and continue to “fund” Density Mussatto’s Dead Man Walking & Cycling Legacy… While Guy Heywood wannabe new sheriff begins to roundup his Team Slate er Team Posse.
Back on June 5th 2015, I “forecasted” via NSN cub reporter, that it had become quite apparent to me ALL the en masse Mussatto Team Slate donor density bonus developments being pushed through city council “4 to 3” were seemingly nothing more than donor paybacks having just sold our city’s soul to their campaign developer investors. And then rolling out the city hall red carpet welcoming with arms wide open these developers and their vulturous offshoot, offshore investors/realtors. Elitists, gold diggers and one “DNV resident” city councillor whom would forever gentrify our city and thereby making it unaffordable for our younger families, seniors, lower, fixed and part-time income earners. Our most vulnerable ignored, no longer having the right to live in our city; never mind ever owning a “home” in Mussatto’s Shangri-la.
But they didn’t stop just there, oh no that was not going far enough. They were either naïvety SHORTsighted and unwittingly put the cart in front of the horse or impulsively were as city council videos continuously record i.e. encouraging the bulldoze-evictions of long time residents, the back bone of our longstanding communities and thereby diminishing our full-time and part-time labour supply needed for our local retail, restaurant businesses and light industries; turning their backs offering little in the way of temporary or alternative housing solutions… Welcome to North Shore’s most mismanaged and unfriendly city!
… And here we are in late 2017 and still our vainglorious leader ‘Grinch’ and his Team Slate Hijackers have not offered any social housing which was offered by our province’s previous Liberal government. But they are presently offering 10% to up to 20% “short term” on new market value rental projects whereby a discounted 2 bedroom in 2018/19 will still be unattainable for most of our 47% low income families. The wellness of our city and the survival of our young and lower income class families has been forever compromised by Mussatto’s empowered “4 to 3” Team Slate: Mussatto, Buchanan, Keating, Back and lest we forget their on-board OCP city/urban planners. Times they will be soon be a changin’ in 337 days!
You pick up any newspaper, surf any media blog or watch your favourite television newscast and the number one most repetitive topic is just how unaffordable the lower mainland/north shore has become. We have become a money laundering safe-haven for offshore investors with housing prices only the oh so rich can secure or those willing to carry a second or even third mortgage and or work a 60 to 72 hr. week. A sinister and social deconstructing epidemic that has forever changed who can and who cannot live on our shores.
Now it is very easy to blame these vulturous megalith constructors for all our traffic congestion via en mass development. But how were these scorpion archetypes ALLOWED to out pace our inner city’s transit and infrastructures? It comes down to one and just one common convoluting denominator… Bought and paid for mayors and their party or team slate sell out councillors indebtedness to their HOSTAGE TAKING campaign investors and further secured by their compliant and anti green-space obedient city planners!
And in our city all fingers point to and only point to: mayor Mussatto aka Grinch, his 3 team slate councillors: Buchanan, Keating, Back and their deconstructing OCP poorly managed city planners… So few having the power to liberate unquantified and irreversible density mayhem.
Most Unaffordable Cities in Canada:
Canada’s Best Places to Live: #72 North Vancouver
Bike Daily to Work 1.2%
Soon our Mussatto fronted City Hall Twilight Zone escapades will be behind us (damn I’m going to miss illustrating these) coming to an abrupt END on October 20, 2018. Gone, gone as in oh so gone will be Mayor Mussatto ‘s pathological addiction to multi million dollar lunacy legacy projects like: the Black Never Green Bike Necklace and the golden fleeced dis-Spirited Trail links at the expense of our city’s bleeding infrastructures that are being willfully ignored by our mayor’s “4 to 3” city chamber’s Team Slate Despicables.
Other key contributing Enablers of our mayor’s DMW infamy is his financially fueled 2014 campaign Developers with their huge infusions of tax remunerations garnishing his en mass projects and yielding to below market value density transfer fees further enabling his invested developers “no pro-forma” windfall profits.
And lest we forget our $86K bonused CAO and his City Planning comrades making a mockery out of our OCP! Forever anteing up density bonuses on behalf of less than 2% whom “bike to work” while rewriting and amending zoning bylaws designed to further facilitate Mussatto‘s developer pals projects while turning their backs on NIMBY concerns!