I first and foremost want to wish Councillor Bell a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to attend next week’s city council meeting before their scheduled 3 week Spring Break Snooze. But also missing in action without any explanation to taxpayers was once again of course “NDP Moneybags Councillor Keating.”
At times I sensed there might be a little cannabis floating in the air as the mayor was determined to keep under wraps agenda item 2: Smoking Prohibition Expansion and “Enforcement”. While agenda item 6: Proposed Cannabis Dispensary “Enforcement” was openly discussed during the city council ‘public’ meeting. Beckoning the question why the hypocritical double standard? Could it be because of the television interview planned by the mayor on this matter.
The shocker of the night for moi was hearing OMG, Councillor Back unwilling to support the Development Application at 125 and 145 East 13th Street: a 23 storey high tower – until extra OCP Bonus floors kick in! Her feedback from the community and local businesses being: they are “fed-up” with all the new development going on in their neighbourhood. Wanting to see new development in their area slow down for the next couple of years. Opposing was councillor and wannabe mayor Buchanan who was adamantly in favour – wanting MORE development i.e. construction turmoil for this community.
But the highlight of the night was when councillor Bookham asked CNV Engineer/Parks/Envro Douglas Pope why he was so keen on WASTING taxpayer’s money on a temporary
Green Black Necklace while knowing dam well it would have to be RE-CONFIGURED i.e. conforming to the proposed redevelopment by “double dipping” Mussatto campaign donor Darwin Properties. #cnvSOL
The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities is today December 3rd. And will our inglorious mayor and surrogate to wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan who is also our city councillor “rep” on our North Shore Disabled Persons Board celebrate this day? Why of course on a ferris wheel and NOT in a wheel chair.
The theme for this year’s 2017 International Day of People with Disability is: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. The overarching principle of this theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empowers people with disability to be active contributors of society.
In honour of this prodigious day I self-proclaim this week as “CNV International Disability Week.” I urge everyone to acknowledge and respect how these men, women and children cope and courageously look beyond their physical disabilities we take for granted. #HireHandicap
Our Grinch-like mayor today proudly presents our city with its latest embarrassment – gaffe. A one hump camel thinking it is a two humper that was used during BC’s 1800’s mini mining gold rush. What is so blatantly wrong is this wonderfully sculptured bronze camel is a LIE. NO CAMEL ever set foot on the North Shore, rather they were ferried/barged up the Fraser River to the interior prospect mines. This only further exemplifies just how unconcerned our city “is” lead by a corrupt bought and paid for mayor when it comes to facts vs. Fake News. Willing to declare falsehoods – like our mayor stating in public it is simply a case of “ARTIST LICENSE”. i.e. At the expense and credibility of the sculptor whom was misinformed by our city’s Arts Council. Whom for what ever reason did not do their due diligence even though the “information highway/internet” has easy and many accessible links to the animals used and where and how they were used during this historical time period in BC. As an artist I am dumbfounded and dishearten by the lack in research and negligence the Arts Council has succumbed.
My Wiki-leakage sources tell me the unveiling takes place at 12:30 pm today. Can’t wait to see what is inscribed on the plaque. i.e. Just how ludicrous their tall tale will be: LYING to its citizens. #OneHumpCameljack #FakeNews
Contributor BJ May CNV https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cariboo_camels#Origin
*camel jack: When someone is just being completely stupid!
Mayor Mussatto pals Onni: “is pre-selling the upcoming 1335 Howe condominium at a Hong Kong fair for prices cheaper than if bought in Canada, while boasting about pricing ordinary Canadians out of the housing market.” And lest we forget Onni also has a bid/proposal for the lots at the existing Harry Jerome CRC and NS Lawn Bowling Club. What do you think the odds are IF the new proposed HJCRTitanic somehow is approved by city council that the old HJCRC and NSBC is awarded to grifter’s Onni.
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Tonight at 7 pm the City will be presenting a preliminary design for the last section of the $70 an inch Golden Fleeced Blacktop that will connect Lonsdale at W 21st Street with Grand Boulevard at E 19th Street. The only missing link err disconnect in all this is by our vainglorious mayor Mussatto whom continues to be enraptured by Fake News. Willing to remain historically ignorant to the fact the city’s real Green Necklace refers to our already existing four major parklands some dating back over a hundred years. And these parks have “always been connected” by roads and pathways. #MussattoFakeNews #MussattoDisconnect
And for those of you still wondering why I caricaturize councillor Buchanan wearing crazy glasses is because she has been constantly flippant on many city council issues like against having any casino in our city last year and now all for a non union casino unless located on our waterfront. Can we really believe Ms. Flippant Buchanan? And as far as having her riding a tricycle… has anyone ever seen her riding her bike i.e. letting her hair and makeup or designer clothing get caught up in the wind or pouring rain “cycling” to and from a Monday night city council meeting… I mean ever. #FlippantBuchanan
Since once again there is NO City Hall meeting tonight due to a scheduled and oh so convenient UBCM Annual run for cover Convention…
We should all take a harder long look at what went down last Monday night. Whereby ALL city councillors came together unanimously approving MORE DENSITY – MORE COMMUTERS scrabbling to get to work in order to pay for their new market value rentals. A new St. Georges 23 storey development butting next to an existing rental building that will be adding 9 new suites. A new 166 unit high rise where a two/three bedroom in 2019 when completed could cost well over 3 grand a month. With a measly 10% of these units being offered below market value. Rates TBD at a later date, just prior to completion by the developer – maybe renting for only 2 grand a month. And yes parking stalls will be at a PREMIUM with not enough to go round… And yes wannabe night-mayor Buchanan this project does speak VOLUMES towards the EN MASS UNAFFORDABLE DENSITY you are so willing to inflict on our city.
The following video is what we can SOON EXPECT when it comes to busing in our city – chaotic turmoil. And it will ALL be realized in just two short years after Hollyburn’s 19 story bonused over height rental tower at Lonsdale and 13th Street; St Georges reno rental and new 23 storey high tower totaling 255 units AND just completed Onni’s CentreView TWO Towers. Newbies ALL waiting in long lineups, clawing their way aboard the same bus at the only designated BUS STOP at Lonsdale and 13th. A bus stop that will already be FULL from Upper Lonsdale and Lynn Valley’s towering new development bus commuters!
And it should be noted: we may not be able to have “double-decker buses” due to low ceiling height restrictions at our SeaBus Waterfront Terminal which also may not have sufficient turning radius for “accordion buses.”… Welcome to Mussatto’s precursor transit legacy uprising. #MussattoSHORTsightedness
*The odds in finding a city council streaming single frame like this: open to so many tangibles is easier then one would think.
And away we go… tonight city council will be reveling: offering up MORE DENSITY continuing their NIMBY DISCONNECT. Offering MORE condo high rises, MORE highfalutin market value rental housing. All is great, empowered “4 to 3” in MASSatto Land, except uh…
The latest censure numbers have our lofty city pegged BELOW the National and Provincial Household Median income levels! And one way our mayor and city council can bring us up – meet National and Provincial income levels is by continuing to demovict fixed/low income, seniors and young families from our city. Approving and building housing only the mayor’s opulent and his 3 despicables can afford! And isn’t it ironic our mayor gave our CAO Tollstom this year a $86K bonus “Moving on up to the North Shore Aristocracy.” #Demovict #CNV47%solution
But hold on to your hat, the real main event tonight will be Councillor Bell’s two submitted Notices of Motions:
#11. Local Government Election Campaign Financing – File: 09-4200-01-0001/2017
WHEREAS corporate or union donations are prohibited for federal government political candidates and political parties;
WHEREAS the new NDP BC Provincial Government has indicated it will introduce legislation to prohibit corporate or union campaign donations to BC Provincial candidates and political parties;
WHEREAS the intention of removing any appearance of potential political influence or conflict of such donations is understood and supported at the senior levels of government, the same should apply at the local government level;
AND WHEREAS Union of BC Municipalities’ (UBCM) Resolution No. A1, “Local Government Election Campaign Financing”, requests the Provincial Government to pass legislation extending these restrictions on corporate or union donations to the local government level;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of North Vancouver go on record as supporting UBCM Resolution A1, which reads as follows:
“WHEREAS there are currently no limits on election campaign donations or restrictions on corporate or union donations for local government elections;
AND WHEREAS all major political parties have committed to enacting some form of electoral finance reform for provincial elections in the coming term;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that should the Provincial Government make changes to provincial campaign finance regulations to limit and restrict campaign donations, those changes be extended to include campaign finance regulations for local government.”
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of North Vancouver recognizes that individual Council members attending the UBCM convention as delegates reserve the right to vote as they choose when Resolution A1, or any resolution, is debated and considered by the convention delegates.
12. Tax Receipts for Local Election Campaigns – File: 09-4200-01-0001/2017
WHEREAS fundraising for election campaigns is a necessity for most municipal candidates running for election;
AND WHEREAS persons contributing to federal or provincial candidates for election can receive a tax receipt for their contribution, but not for municipal candidates; potentially creating a disincentive for persons to contribute to municipal candidates’ campaigns;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) lobby the Provincial government to allow tax receipts for persons who contribute to candidates who run in municipal elections, similar to that provided to contributors to candidates who run provincially or federally;
AND FURTHER THAT this proposed resolution be forwarded to the *UBCM 2017 by September 22, 2017 for consideration as a Late Resolution. (*UBCM; Union of BC Municipalities)
…What do you think the odds are that Councillor wannabe night-mayor Buchanan OBJECTS along with councillors Back and Keating: aka BC NDP President. Will Keating vote NAY against motions oh so similar to his “own Party’s” upcoming “Political donation BAN LIMITING corporate and union contributions to $1,200″. Including “Money Bags” Keating’s fav: “civic campaign in-kind contributions?”… stay tuned #CNVtyranny