And just how is wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan going to be able to “remain on course” continuing her city’s “new norm” in density overload if elected mayor, well…


Wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan… you know the one who tried to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes by voting against her buddy developer Darwin Construction by not voting in favour in the devastation of the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood.  KNOWING DAMN WELL non city resident Councillor Holly Back was in favour of the project thus enabling an uncanny swing in favour of the 800+ residential log jam increase to the community and guaranteeing a $237+ million Harry Jerome Sportsplex!  #timeToChangeCourse  #Vote4ChangeOct20

During tonight’s CNV mayoral candidates forum expect wannabe mayor’s Councillors Clark and Buchanan to bring the house down with their smoke n’ mirrors hustling rhetoric!


Tonight’s mayoral candidate opening act will no doubt feature uncanny performances from Councillor’s Buchanan and Clark as they camouflage and or misconstrue their on the record failing pro development math.

Horsetrader Clark will no doubt voice: For I am the one who introduced the city’s 10/10/10 renter policy for all new rental housing starts… The only obvious sink hole in this approach though admirable; is the fact new rental market housing costs for a two or three bedroom family rental unit are now in excess of 2 to 3 thousand smackaroos and will continue to be for many a year hereafter.  It doesn’t matter how you slice and dice it Clark your 10% off $2K & $3+K will not cut it.  They will be still too UNAFFORDABLE and UNSUSTAINABLE for far too many young families, seniors and those on fixed incomes and thus will only further cloud CNV’s social and economic wellness.  #Vote4ChangeOctober20

Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan on the other hand wants our “new norm” development levels to “remain on course” within the loosey goosey forever amended pro development toothless OCP guidelines.  Thereby repudiating any and all Regional Strategy Targets now surpassing 2041 densification levels.  She is also fostering all purpose-built rental housing by how:  RENOVICTING and DISPLACING even more low income residents from their apartment buildings and thereby further shrinking the social and economic wellness of this city.  #timeToChangeCourse

CNV MAYORAL CANDIDATES’ MEETING:
TONIGHT 7-9 PM CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 LONSDALE AVE.

Sunday’s Funny Farewell to Aristolski and Mayor Mussatto’s Golden Fleeced Bust (2016)


The countdown is on not only for Density Darrel Mussatto as mayor, but also the departure – the end of the line for my CNV editorial cartoon blog…  There were many themed Arty and Density Darrell blogs I could have chosen re: that’s a wrap… but this one in particular exemplifies the contrast between “principled” Aristolski and “unscrupulous” mayor Mussatto…  September 2016, enjoy.

What ‘Porta Potty’ Councillors Buchanan and Clark will best be remembered for… I mean all you have to do is look at their proverbial wheeling n’ dealing hee haw city council fornicating records.


It was pointed out to me by a couple of my CoffeeMates in Wednesday’s NSN; whereby each of the four more familiar known candidates were given full page ads declaring why they should be CNV’s next mayor.  Biggest standout for everyone at my java table was make no mistake about; was over what our two notorious incumbent’s rendered to ink.

Between all the chuckles and disgust they were not at all surprised to read how these two artful dodgers want to be personified in their attempt in becoming CNV’s next Mussatto-like mayor.  #misdirection

BOTH wannabe night-mayor Buchanan and horse trader Clark, DO NOT want you to dwell over the amount of fornicating density they willingly procured within the limited confines of our city.   BOTH these NIMBY HATERS do not want you to remember with every new highrise development start they voted in favour has had an unsettling adverse impact on our neighbourhoods.  Nor do they want you to remember with every new rental development they readily displaced (off-shored) between 2015 to 2017 hundreds of longtime city residents from their rental units.  It wasn’t really until this year they realized the negative social and economic impact it was having on our city.  #NIMBYhaters

BOTH NEVER argued or have demanded that their developer (horsetrading) buds should ever have to worry or be accountable over the amount of INCREASED traffic/commuter volume or the DENSITY SHOCK their developments are or will have on our enclaved city’s immediate social and economic wellness.  #timeToChangeCourse  #EnoughDensityShock

Here are my top five most viewed faves for August as we yikes… get ready for tomorrow’s density packed agenda!


Usually August is one of my slower viewed months with North Van Shorians on vacation – but not this year.  Add to that my coffee shop visits to being stopped up and down Lonsdale; I am hearing more times than not their frustration being inundated by so much (noise) construction, lane closures, not enough parking for shop owners who in turn are unable to find and sustain qualified help.

But there is now one noticeable theme rising in these one on one conversations… everybody’s talking about the upcoming election and how they want a voice in who’s in and who’s out around City Council Chambers head table. “Most” seem to want a fresh “developer resistant” city council that will actually LISTEN and are first and foremost ACCOUNTABLE to city residents – placing their concerns/issues ahead of developer interests!

And in my Upper Lonsdale community there is an overwhelming 1,000 resident movement to swath the entire existing city council from office and if they could would also love to eradicate most of our City Planners.  This is how volatile and angered a growing number of city residents have become i.e. have had their fill – have had enough of mayor Mussatto and his city councillors love fest with developers…

Perhaps Guy Heywood or Kerry Morris deserve a closer look in becoming our next mayor.  I mean what have you got to lose after 4 years of unprecedented demo-victions, gentrified housing and so much damn traffic chaos… ALL which wannabe night-mayor Buchanan concurs: makes  our city one of the MOST LIVABLE city’s anywhere.  #FakeNewsBuchanan  #vote4changeOct20

Our Oct 20 elected city officials need to be 100% “Transparent” and “Accountable” in order to gain back “Public Trust” i.e. INTEGRITY forsaken by Mussatto’s Team Slate and his Horsetrader Councillors!


Earlier this month there was an interesting Vancouver Sun online article by Kennedy Stewart: “Time to get big money out of Vancouver City Hall for good.”  He is also running as an independent in their 2018 mayoral race.  Stewart’s mayoral platform revolves around 4 measures in how to improve local city democracy while strengthening and enhancing public trust in their city-council decisions regarding development.  https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/kennedy-stewart-time-to-get-big-money-out-of-vancouver-city-hall-for-good?video_autoplay=true

His four measures: 1. Time for cooling-off rules, 2. Tighten conflict of interest, 3. Implement lobbyist registry, 4. Daylight campaign financing – which from my POV should be mandatory in our upcoming city elections – wouldn’t you agree wannabe mayor Linda Buchanan.

Measures asserting transparent democracy back into our local politics…  Which of course will never see the light of day, in any of our remaining four: good riddance 2014 convoluting city council meetings.

Perhaps & wishful thinking on my part, there is a “Team Slate free, independent, no strings attached mayoral candidate” willing to step forward, vested in open door policies & morally encompassed governance.  A breath of fresh air currently being smoke screened by our 2018 team slate coalitions and precarious team-like associations.

Coincidence… just published in the NSNews: https://www.nsnews.com/news/retired-businessman-kerry-morris-running-for-city-of-north-van-mayor-1.23403312

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