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

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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

Carpet Density-Bombing coming to EVERY NEIGHBOURHOOD thanks to: they’re (Holly) back – aka Mussatto Team Bandits!


Carpetbagger Witchy Back is back in Mussatto’s Team Fold – turning a deaf ear, “overriding” yet another neighbourhood’s protests/concerns at a Public Hearing over the wrong kind of density on their street by yet another Mussatto empowered hijacking “4 to 3” scorecard.

Seriously, why do we even bother having Public Hearings when the “majority” of the concerns on any given recorded development is ignored.  Which by the way was the exact sentiments of those against this twining housing project i.e. left helpless and in disgust with “Mussatto’s Team Knows Best Slate”.  A neighbourhood like so many in our city losing its character for the almighty sake of densification, deconstructing and alienating neighbours from each other.

Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan and the rest of her Team Buffoons want to tear down one neighbourhood after another and screw zoning bylaws by setting a strong message to any homeowner who wants to redevelop their property in (as Back put it) ‘tiny little houses’… ‘twining infill houses, each over 3,000 sq. ft.’ providing unsightly density for up to 4 families and with only two extended family and friends front parking spots! 

Which leads me to today’s blog… with the just passed “double your money” housing project that will surely encourage other single family home owners to follow suit under the umbrella of skyrocketing home prices.  Will our entire city council turn their backs on an entire neighbourhood during the upcoming Monday Night’s Harry Jerome Public Hearing dedicated to the en masse deconstruction of two Upper Lonsdale city blocks.  (If ever I want to be wrong)

In one corner we have Councillors Bell, Clark & Bookham wanting to bulldoze the existing HJCRC, lawn bowling, Silver Harbour Centre, tennis courts and Norsman (skateboard) Park and titanic-size it one block north with an all encompassing enchilada Community Sports Centre costing over $200 million hinged and dependent on ripping up existing height and masse city building bylaws: succumbing to Mussatto’s double dipping campaign “investor” Darwin Construction.

Mayor Mussatto and his anti NIMBY councillors Buchanan, Keating & Back may not like the idea of spending $200 million of city taxpayers money on a new HJ ‘Monster SportsPlex’.  But in order to pay back their campaign donor Darwin they must in copious approve a new Harry Jerome Watering Hole.  Without joint adjudication, there can be no unprecedented towering development on the existing Harry Jerome Lands.  Welcome to CNV Politics 101… where every neighbourhood is the property of Mussatto’s city council and his notorious city planners!

Lots of au contraire and pro developer empathy at last Monday Night’s City Council Meeting… News Flash: Mayor Mussatto will not be seeking re-election!


Actually found myself attending the pre-Easter showdown with enough on the fight card to fill at least two jam packed ‘no holds barred’ city council meetings.  But then again this is why we did not have a scheduled then unscheduled city council meeting back on February 19th.

There were a few surprised jabs and expected abject counter punching taking place during the long-winded meeting.  As I said to councillor Clark at the end of the meeting. “I have enough blog content that will keep me busy for the next 3 weeks during Easter shutdown.”  I’ll be featuring video Stache outtakes, misplays by the now retiring mayor and city councillors, to caricaturing the many twists and turns, including an unrealized Harry Jerome showstopper to a Lions Gate “tax”idermy new bedfellows finale.

But I am going to start off slow, giving everyone a chance to catch their breath from either attending or watching the streaming 4 1/2 hour video of Monday Night’s Fight Card…

In my opening mini-bout: wannabe night-mayor Buchanan wants the proposed and WTF: re-budgeted $210+ million mega HJCRC to integrate the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified Gold Standard which even she acknowledged is ALREADY being indoctrinated into our latest new developments!  And thereby no need for Buchanan to make such a – I’m running for mayor – fuss over handicap accessibility.  Every city architect, engineer including our infamous city planners are AWARE and CHAMPION the new Rick Hansen handicap accessibility model.

If Buchanan is so adamant about disability accessibility why has she NEVER insisted on handicap accessibility on ANY PRIOR high rise development since her re-election.  And WHY THEN did she last December 3rd on International Disability Day celebrate the day riding a ne-ferris wheel and NOT riding an immobility scooter or wheel chair or even recognizing International Disability Day?  It should also be noted that Buchanan had been asked last fall to show her support for those in our city with disabilities to experience riding an immobility scooter courteous of Davies Pharmacy & Medical Equipment over our central Lonsdale crevice sidewalks which of course she turned down.

Based on Buchanan’s prior anti-handicap posture dealings with mobility issues just how ingenuous is Buchanan or is this simply a spin-o-rama mayoral campaign tactic…  Does she wonder why I caricature her wearing “spinning” crazed glasses.  #Spin-o-ramaHypocrisy  #WTF


News Bulletin 5 pm 03/13:  Mayor Darrell Roger Mussatto will not be seeking a fifth term on October 20th, 2018.  I wish the mayor all the best piloting his new adventures. Thanks for being so tolerant of my satirical caricaturing of your mayorship.
http://www.theglobalcanadian.com/mussatto-wont-seek-re-election-cnv-mayor/