Warning!… A highly contagious Density Virus has infected our entire City Council!


Today’s cartoon is actually a carbon update from one I did two years ago in “June 2015”.  When our mayor was chirping the “new norm” for a 2 bedroom apartment then was an outrageous $1,500 at his campaign donor FDG mixed property lane gobbling new highrise.  And to no one’s surprise FDG also received 12 bonus floors at their 161 E. Keith Rd. location.  At the time a typical 2 bedroom unit was renting for $1,100 a month.  Jettisoning to June 2018 a new market value 2 bedroom is around $2,500+!  Since 2015 the costs of rentals has jumped at least $1,000 a month, showing no signs of supply & demand leveling off!

With property values and accelerating construction costs also showing no signs in leveling off.  You can surely expect a “mid market value” two bedroom rental from last Monday Night’s 127/129 E. 12 St. Public Hearing that was approved 6 to 1 (Bell) will be $3,500 when completed in two years!  Their low income rentals marked down 10% for only 10 years will cost low income families a whopping unaffordable $3,150!  And this is ONLY for the first one year lease!  Then in perpetuity the landlord at today’s allowable rent increase of 4% –  rent in year 2 will be $3,250, in year 3:  $3,415, in 5 years a whopping $3.500 and in 10 years OMG: $4,000 plus!!  #RentalMortgageRates  #unaffordableRentalHousing

So when wannabe mayor Buchanan and now I hear maybe wannabe mayor Clark “home owners” and the rest of city council are in favour of 10/10/10 affordable rental housing.  Just keep in mind these new low income rentals are still at least one year away from offering 10% below market value.  At which point a 2 bedroom “low income rental” will be $3,000 a month!  These are NOT LOW INCOME AFFORDABLE RENTALS! 

Our city council wants you to believe they are seriously dealing with our low income rental crisis when in fact all they are promoting in this an election year is equivocating and pleading for low income electoral support!  Their vulturine developer buds WILL NEVER OFFER “real low income rental housing” at 50% below rental retail!

Low income housing can only largely come from Provincial and or Federal Government Assisted Programs.  Provincial (Liberal) programs Vancouver City and the District have previously and readily welcomed…  We under Mussatto’s CityShaping developer siege did not.  #Vote4Change

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Your Orchestrated Jig is up City Council Despicables!


What happened at last Monday night’s farcical Public Hearing “in how” double dipping donor Darwin Construction got their rezoning bylaws fornicated was from my POV…  Nothing short of being a well staged, orchestrated, surreptitious ruse!  At the time I could not voice what I thought was about to go down during this “inside job public hearing” having been declared out of order by the mayor…  Fair enough, but this is my blog in which the mayor and or any city councillor has absolutely no out of order jurisdiction.

But first… Mr. Keating when I referred to Councillor Buchanan “in kind” as dear I did so without any intentional disrespectful manner.  Unlike your seemingly “silent support” of our mayor’s misogynist “camel toe” remarks during 2017’s final city council meeting.  Your BC NDP Party must be so damn proud of your apparent anti #metoo disposition.

With that out of the way let’s pretend and only pretend we are about to enter a NVCHall Twilight Zone “Staged Production”.

ACT 1:  Entering from stage right are 3 civic charlatans will name Bookham, Keating along with a Grinch-like mayor all deciding not to run in the upcoming city election.  Huddled over on stage left are city council jesters: virtual Bell, surly Clark, carpetbagger Back and wannabe night-mayor Buchanan.  #dispictables

ACT 2:  Finding ourselves trapped within this uneasy dimension the plot unravels.  Stage Right, the mayor dressed in his Emperor’s Clothing is acting like he is not supporting his buddies over at Darwin Deconstruct.  Keating will play the lead role as the detailing Devil and Bookham in contrast will be wondering aimlessly around down stage looking for her Olympic sized pool and Curling Rink.  #dazed&confused

Entering from Stage Left is surly Clark harping & barking over how his 3 to maybe 4 year Moody Villa rebuild is WTF: almost on the same scale as the proposed 8 to 10 year density congested, traffic & parking bedlam Darwin twin towering deconstruct that has attached to its meaty hip bone his damn proposed Titanic SportsPlex – really!  #EnoughBullshit

Councillor virtual Bell will try and use a little misdirection hoping you will believe him when he concocts a spell whereby there will only be “800 people in all of Darwin’s proposed 800 units.”  #hocuspocus

Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan will reenact one of her typical “covert roles” pretending to oppose both preordained coupled projects.  #disingenuous  As we now enter…

ACT 3:  Imposters Buchanan, Keating & mayor Grinch “KNOW” how their devoted Team Slate carpetbagger Back will play-out her final scene…  i.e. In FAVOUR of Darwin’s fornicating 30 & 26 storey “hair”-raising project.  Thereby surreptitiously “sheltering” wannabe mayor Buchanan from the angry city mob voters against either or both projects on October 20th.  And it also gives Grinch a free ticket out of “density jail” so he doesn’t look like he is indebted to his double dipping donor Darwin Deconstruct!  #MussattoTeamSlateDouble-Cross   #Vote4ChangeOctober20

ACT 4:  We escape back into our 3rd dimensional world left wondering IF the deceptive and immorally compassed comedy tragedy we just witnessed could ever play out here in our real world corrupt city council honouring 21st Century Density Horse Trading… hmm.

And of course The District  Trojan Crier/NSNews coverage so far has yet to figure out the real telltale plot behind Monday Night’s “clandestine Harry Jerome Lands Public Hearing.”   #readTheGlobalCanadian

Tonight’s Harry Jerome Lands Public Hearing: In one corner we have Mussatto’s Team Slate double dippin’ donor Darwin Construction tagging up with CNV Community Density Councillors and in the other corner uh, unified Upper Lonsdale residents – GLWT


Tonight is all about proposing once again changes to our toothless OCP bylaws and of course “amending  zoning bylaws” to accommodate the inane density madness proposed for the HJ Neighbourhood Lands.

The amount of density pollution, traffic & parking chaos this community will have to endure for at least eight long years should be criminal at best.  But try telling that to Mussatto’s Team backers “indebted” to their 2014 campaign investor Darwin Construction… or try telling that to city councillors who want to devastate a community in the name of Olympic swimmers and curlers MOST whom do not live in our city!  #UpperLonsdaleSOL

Should we not expect as in like always, Harry Jerome resident voices to be heard then overruled by the end of tonight’s Public Hearing.

If there was ever a double dealing reason, need to bring down our city council on October 20th – this is it…  Unless common sense prevails and a majority of Councillors decide to put these ‘can’t have one without the other’ projects on a back burner to be served up later by the yet to be elected new city council.  #Vote4ChangeOct20

Unfortunately there’s too much horse trading willingness on both sides not to expect a fatal devastating blow to the HJ community… If there was ever a time to believe in 5 act play. 

A contentious night it will surely be… giddy up!

June’s Sunday Funny featuring wannabe mayor Buchanan’s unbiased logic on any upcoming developments… like “approving both” a new HJ MegaSportsPlex and Darwin’s twining Megaliths – devastating the Harry Jerome Community!


I’m a fan tried and true,
I’m a fan of doubling density,
How ’bout you?
Say it loud, say it proud,
We want more density, density!
Fight, fight, win, win!
Go Harry Jerome Titanic Rec Centre
Go Darwin Twining Megaliths
‘Cause I want to be your next mayor!
Rah, rah, rah,
Sis-boom-bah!

Are our City Councillors about to “dish-out” more density indigestion in an Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood that is overwhelmingly against this development?… A project that can only be served with a spéciale du jour Harry Jerome “Mega SportsPlex” attached to its meaty hip bone!


This coming Monday Night’s City Council HJ Public Hearing Fight Card will be like no other. In one corner you have the ENTIRE city council wanting massive density dropped on the existing Harry Jerome Lands on different density high-rise levels while demanding of course (it is an election year) some kind of $90K salaried unaffordable low income housing to the type of commercial offices & medical research/services they will want incorporated into our city owned leased lands.

And this can only happen IF Mussatto’s Team Bandits a-line themselves with Independent Team Councillors Bell, Clark and Bookham – “double teaming” – brawling for a monster pool and curling rinks SportsPlex.  And in the later rounds asphyxiating traffic gridlock and putting a chokehold on if you can find it parking in a one-sided demolition massacre of the Harry Jerome Lands and Neighbourhood!

Add to that ALL the outside interference from on-lookers who do not live in this community and the many Olympic pool sized lovers and curling enthusiasts from the District and West Van City…  Does this sound like a fair fight to you?

The only ace Harry Jerome residents have up their sleeve is “reminding city councillors” how they plan to mark their Election Night’s Fight Card if these projects move forward…  Reminding them: “other North Shore city residents favouring a new Titanic HJ SportsPlex don’t get to vote, re-elect any city councillor or get to elect a wannabe running for mayor.”

Will this be the final feather in their albatross caps, having disenfranchised so many neighbourhoods since being elected in late 2014… we’ll know in just 127 days.  #Vote4ChangeOct20

All Aboard, it’s Official: Every NVCouncil Member is ONSIDE with OMG TOWERING DENSITY!


With Councillors Bell, Bookham and Clark on board for the en masse towering of the proposed HJ Lands Darwin Lands in order to finance their $200+ million Rogers Harry Jerome Coliseum.  We now have ALL city councillors and the mayor in unison caroling “where else can we put density!”  Gone are the days of these three city councillors supporting NIMBY’s in their quest for less density.  ‘Cause you see folks “community density trumps hypocrisy!”  #EnoughBullCrap

In fact these turncoat city councillors are more than ready to help the mayor’s double dipping 2014 campaign investors Darwin Properties deconstruct two blocks of a neighbourhood for eight long years!  Having seemingly turned their backs on an entire neighbourhood community.

Outside of perhaps city councillor Keating feeling pressure from this his neighbourhood – it looks like a done deal on a scale not yet carved in stone.  There is an apparent nonsensical haste by Councillors Bell, Bookham and Clark (along with councillor Back & wannabe mayor Buchanan) to ramrod these two joined at the hips whoring projects through before the next election in 135 days/19 weeks.

I believe a “majority” of Upper Lonsdale residents will be drawing a line in the sand at “both ends” of the existing Harry Jerome Lands.  If these two farcical developments come to fruition via our sitting council, there should be an en masse “demo-vote-eviction” of these city councillors on October 20th.  #LestWeForget  #ElectionPayBack

We need city councillors to support and prioritize each community’s “unique” social concerns and interests before any:  for the glory of the North Shore drivel.  #EnoughDensity!