A city council suspended in animation, trapped in a Twilight Zone euphemistic world!

I realize my blog at times can be quite cynical in the caricaturing of the mayor, his team slate councillors and managerial city staff.  But I have discovered over the 3 years I have posted my blog that other related and more politically correct blogs and other handle-me-with-care media outlets has not advanced or had any effect on the mayor and his 4 to 3 autocratic rule of thumb.  His vainglorious CityShaping vision consists of paving 20 million of tax payers dollars on failing bike lanes and surrendering our skyline to his OCP over densified developer investors from his 2014 re-election campaign.  The mayor’s SHORTsightedness “putting the cart ahead of the horse” has left our daily transportation infrastructures in dire gridlock while local small businesses are unable to keep or find local part time help whom in turn can no longer afford to live in our city.

For me the most disturbing aspect during Mussatto’s dictatorship reign is the loss of so many hardworking people who have landscaped, forged our city’s heritage.  Households from our once thriving lower class, people on fixed incomes, single parent families, seniors, artists and young families.  Many having been displaced, evicted from our city’s shores without a thank you or ever offering temporary housing assistance – Arrivederci, good riddance eh Grinch.

But I am beginning to read and hear more voices standing up against our mayor and his team slate councillors stranglehold on our city.  Like discerning voices on pages 3 & 4 “Change We Want” in the recently published The Global Canadian Newspaper.  Also checkout their facebook page featuring other related stories: http://www.facebook.com/theglobalcanadian/

Finally CNVites are standing up, fed up with all the density and failing related infrastructures, drawing a line in the sand… “enough is enough!”  Change in municipal governance is on its way come October 20th – Arrivederci Mussatto Team Slate councillors!

Note the logo/badge on Mussatto’s Napoleonic hat is the  iconic ‘Anarchy symbol’.  Representing the mayor and his 3 Team Slate city councillors autocratic “4 to 3” empowering decision making on ALL OCP DENSITY BONUS High Rises and bylaw amendments and higher density re-zoning on behalf of many campaign donor developers.

Welcome to: Lonsdale & 13 St. 2018 Single Bus Stop Blues! A Story That Could Forever CRIPPLE Our City’s Transit.

You read more and more in our city papers the frustration to down right anger being expressed by transit commuters waiting in long lineups at bus stops throughout the lower mainland.  And our city is about to join West Vancouver City now facing: bus shortages and bus overloads – unable to accommodate city residents willing to bus it.  Now our inglorious mayors are telling us it is “not their fault” rather Metro Vancouver’s TransLink failings or the Province or Federal Government unwillingness to keep pace with their insane density level growths…really?

Can TransLink, the Province or Federal Governments OVERRIDE “a city’s decision to approve massive out of control building permits” – of course not!  This is simply an EN MASS DEVELOPER COUP D’ETAT “approved” by a majority of mayors and their city councillors that were bought and paid for during the last civic election.  Now willingly and continuously garnering and approving en mass building permits on behalf of their developer election backers catering to lucrative offshore investors/immigrants.  Willingly ignoring and building beyond their city’s infrastructure capacity, choosing instead to cater to cyclists where here in CNV less than 2% are willing to “bike to work” year round on Black Necklace bike paths at $70 an inch!

And lest we shall never forget come October 20, 2018 wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan and councillor Holly Back’s 100% backing of every high rise development.  #MetroVancouverCommuterOverload