If there was ever two artful dodgers, two peas in a pod or two forever joined at the hip…


If anything you have to hand it to mayor Darrell R. Mussatto, for he did it his way.  His empowered “4 to 3” elected Team Slate enabled him to coerce behind closed doors his en mass fornicating CityShaping and psycho-ling path agenda into every corner and all points within our enclaved city.  The lack luster turnout in our last election was all Mussatto needed to turn our city into an unaffordable, congested, irreversible Manhattan backlot heading into the next decade!  #cnvSOL

And now mayor Mussatto has Councillor Linda Buchanan waiting in the wings – raring to complete his en masse CityShaping Manhattan Project.  Also don’t let wannabe night-mayor Buchanan trip you up in believing she just now decided “this year” to run for mayor.  She actually made it known TWO YEARS AGO as I then illustrated in a number of blogs.  #hocuspocusBuchanan
*Email Update: Was just asked why I had “crowned” Linda Buchanan… sources tell me she can be quite the “drama queen.”

But what is disingenuously quite clear is the mayor did not announce he was retiring from City Hall governance until March of this year.  Which is WTF: well after Buchanan’s initial announcement TWO YEARS AGO!  They BOTH KNEW back in the summer of 2016 Density Darrell was not running for re-election!  There is no way anyone could ever convince me Buchanan would dare run against her density idle.  DRM had already made up his mind NOT TO RUN for re-election as far back as the summer of 2016! #hocuspocusMussatto

Density Darrell, his weaned city councillors and inept city planners have not just paved over our Paradise… They have fleeced our North Van Camelot turning it into a Manhattan unaffordable backlot.


I have come to realize the current towering deconstruct state of our once unassuming enclave city is sadly well beyond repair.  The social and economic wellness of our city has been flushed down the toilet in a whirlpool of perverse and deliberate over development.

It is impossible to expect our infrastructures to keep pace with the density explosion that has been fornicated upon our city especially over the last four years by our Manhattan loving density mayor and his lackey team councillors and in combine with our shameless horse trading councillors.

About a week & a half ago a fan of my blog sent me this link “The Death of a Great City” (NY NY) from Harper’s Magazine https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the-death-of-new-york-city-gentrification/

A definitive precursor in what to expect from our city’s deliberate CityShaping shortsightedness in 1/10th the time. The death of the city is ALREADY upon us.  Our city “today” has become unsustainable and unaffordable for far too many low income families, millennial’s and even middle class.  These are the very dependent’s vital in the continued economic and social wellness of our city whom have “had enough!”  Unwilling to live in inflated priced cookie cutter condos or willing to give landlords $20K to $30K of their annual hard earned NET INCOME without any return on their rental investment.  #MortgageRentalRates

I don’t enjoy insinuating gloom and doom for the city’s next decade, but it is INEVITABLE.  From my POV there is really not much the next city council can do to slow down or reverse our unsustainable growth.  Over the next decade there will be an acute en masse carryover of unfinished or new high rise startups ALREADY GREEN LIT by our current malignant city council & backed by our contemptible backroom inEpp city planners.

Our 2018 new city council will be hamstrung, having been deliberately paralyzed by our current city council’s “self defeating modus operandi: prophesying density demagoguery.”  It is my opinion none of our existing city council despicables deserve to be re-elected!

Which brings me to an agonizing decision I and my wife made over this past weekend.  This is no longer our Camelot and cannot consciously run for city council.  The upcoming EIGHT YEAR+ deconstruct of the existing Harry Jerome Lands across the street from us is a bridge too far.  We have just spent 18 months of the “destroy and build” new Sundance full market value apartment building while they displaced many low income renters from their family homes!  Simply put enough is enough!

We will eventually be leaving the North Shore and moving to a town or less congested city centre that will indeed offer senior artist’s like myself, affordability and a sustainable future, it’s out there, it’s just not here.

For as long as we live here, I will continue being a critical watchdog of our out-of-touch city council and our low life city planners – caricaturing their eroding ineptness.  Hopefully the new city council will not require as much satirical caricaturing… a new city council sinking in a leftover quagmire of MASSatto’s CityShaping fanaticism.  #cnvSOL