CNV residents may be more familiar with the global welcoming politics of PM Trudeau and Trump’s sanctioned Fake News. But more and more CNV residents are beginning to realize due to the “poor turnout” in our 2014 city elections our city has become a Density Netherworld!


With our runaway development and neverending amending or superseding rezoning bylaws being approved like at last Monday night’s city council meeting…  Is finally having an on the wane affect leading to more & more CNV residents saying enough is enough; revolting against their en masse unaffordable density demagoguery.   Hopefully they and many more will emphatically Vote for Change on October 20th.

Everywhere I turn neighbours are fed up with all the construction lane closures, bus overloads, shrinking commercial parking and businesses unable to find affordable qualified help.  #cnvSOL

And here is the kicker… it WILL and can only get WORSE with our city council’s 11th hour efforts to ram through city council as many density developments as possible on behalf of their vulturous developer pals and in the name of their vainglorious infamies.  #Vote4ChangeOctober20

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Out of the 4 to 5 or will it be 6 running for mayor two are City Slicker Councillors coveting more density in just 113 days – 16 weeks!


Note: To be fair Councillor Clark has not made his mayoral candidacy official.  Maybe he is waiting to see just how much feeler support there is before tossing his “horse trading stetson” into the mayoral ring.  If Councillor Clark is running for mayor he and Buchanan would be running from a parallel kindred slate coveting more and more DENSITY continuing to turn their backs on NIMBY’s.  #enoughDensty

Councillor Buchanan has voted in favour of EVERY new highrise except for her recent mayoral campaign’s ‘the fix is in’ new Harry Jerome Mega Sports Complex allowing Darwin’s takeover of the existing HJ Lands.  And lest we forget IGNORING EVERY neighbourhood petition and helping to make a mockery out of every highrise public hearing.  Forever voting against resident concerns like Hollyburn’s new apartment building, allowing them to buy at below market value our city hall’s hovering density air in order to increase the height of “her” Hollyburn donor’s 13th & Lonsdale Marlborough 3 Commercial Apartment highrise from 12 to 17 floors!  #disingenuous

The same can be said about Councillor Clark who is on record for towering “community” horse trading with developers.  Two key huge projects come to mind; Polygon’s new Promenade Lower Lonsdale tower featuring a horse trading swap for extra floors blocking more area condo views in order to get the North Van Museum & Archives “squeezed” into a confined main floor space!  And if you want to epitomize horse trading we need to look no further than the about to be built 32 & 26 towering Darwin project in order to finance his damn $210+ million Titanic MegaDome Sporting Facility having “turned his back”, crapping on the majority of the Harry Jerome Community who are dead against both projects.  #screwNIMBYS

Is either councillor the kind of mayor you want i.e. bound & determined to further entrap our city into further highrise development.  Two infamous city councillors who don’t give a damn about NIMBY concerns having divorced themselves from Regional Growth Strategy Levels surpassing 2041 census.  Promoting Bike to Work Black Necklace lanes used by less than 2% of city residents OVER our city’s dire, unable to keep pace  infrastructures.  While also deliberately limiting residential and commercial street parking at ALL “their” construction & noise polluting sites beholding to “their” heavy equipment vehicles closing off residential street parking & causing constant lane closures…  No, then simply vote for change October 20th.  #weCANdoBetter  #noMoreDensity

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

NVMA (NV Museum Archives) are disposing er deaccession 1,363 artifacts, items having “already” run out of room in their new much smaller Polygon location… imagine that.


Tonight’s 771 paged agenda will not disappoint the disappointed.  Translink will be there, blatantly sugar coating their Marine-Main B Line Buses for late 2019 demanding curb right-of-way along Marine and Main.  And the city is prepared to toss (only) $250K towards the Seabus Gateway Project.  I say Instead of finishing the Green Black Necklace bike path swerving in and around Harry Jerome lands knowing now it will have to be eventually bulldozed to make room for double dipping donor Darwin’s fornicating towering project.  Would not these monies be better spent i.e. re-purposed on infrastructure projects like the Seabus Gateway… $250K seems a little on the sly-side in resolving our transportation problems.

There is also a Public Hearing for 127-129 E 12th as if the public contrary to our sanctimonious city council should even bother attending.  And of course we could not have a council night go by where we did not “amend” zoning bylaws complying and enhancing developer profits.  And as an extra treat we will also be “rescinding and amending” business bylaws.

Tonight our infamous Housing Action Team will be proposing amendments and rezoning options to meet our city’s (in)ability to sustain livability…  Interesting and suspiciously enough their report wraps up with a “post-it board page” on Zoning Bylaw Livability Review – Summary of Open House Feedback.  There are “21” post-it comments which are impossible to read but below they deciphered only “10” out of the 21… hmm too much repetitive negative feedback or just apathy?  #disinformation

And our NVMA want to auction off a good chunk of our heritage wares since their new horse trading locale doesn’t even begin to “fit their existing needs.”  Having gleefully given in exchange to Polygon Homes a much taller high rise in order to obstruct even more neighbourhood condo views.  I see the most expensive item for sale is the “Aquarius Submersible” for only a grand, $1K… hmm, I have an idea.

“What if” we imagine and only imagine 100 density angered NIMBY residents (knowing there are a lot more) each contributed $10 and bought the Aquarius.  At which point they then crammed our entire city Mussatto Team buffoons, inept city planners and city councillor horse traders into the newly re-painted Aquarius “Yellow Submersible” and lowered them deep into Burrard Inlet until after our October 20th elections.

Any anti density heritage takers out there… just mashing a little fun Beatles memorabilia with our City Hall’s never-ending submersible colluding protocol.  Vote4ChangeOctober20

And how could I not… when imagination wasn’t density compliant.

Stache Cartoon Editorials Most Viewed for the month of May…


The month of May started off led by our infamous OCP Dir. Mr. Epp telling us which neighbourhoods he would like to put his slot machines instead of where they should surely have gone… This eventually led to the defeat (being an election year) of any gaming establishment coming to town other than our already “many, many BC Lotto booths.”

Not to be outdone, our mayor referencing HJ Lands quipped: “If we can’t put the density here, where else can we put it!”  And yet just last Monday Night at the HJ Lands Public Hearing he inadvertently voted against his double dipping donor Darwin Construction.  Why would density Darrell vote against his density donor brethren?… see Friday’s blog  #scandalous

And then I watched in dismay as all city council members in unison overturned our Canadian and BC Charter of Rights Freedoms in not allowing those wanting a head start running for city council or mayor in being able to erect lawn signs prior or bike rack signs during the “noted city election period.”…  Of course back in 2014 these sign bylaws did not “apply” to mayor Massutto who placed many a “bike rack re-election sign” up and down Lonsdale Ave. during the election period!  #MussattoAboveTheLaw

The unexpected highlight in May was out-of-towner Councillor Back turning against her fellow Team Hijackers in wanting to swell a too close to the sidewalk development into its Victoria Park Neighbourhood.

And with so much unwanted density being thwarted into our neighbourhoods; I could not help but do a little karaoke rewrite blog to the beat of: “I Did It My Way” dedicating it to our “you can never have enough density” mayor.  #Vote4ChangeOctober20  #WeCanDoBetter

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!