The Tyee on Nov. 20 featured an article by Jessica Barrett: “Five Policies That Would Have Helped Me Stay in Vancouver” All polices take ready aim – firing solutions to our GVR housing crisis. But unfortunately #4 has very LITTLE CHANCE of ever seeing daylight, especially here in our city until after October 20, 2018 in 46 weeks and 5 days from now – a time eternity for so many of us CNVites. https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/11/20/Policies-To-Help-Afford-Vancouver/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201117
And right on cue Grinch’s #1 pro mayor NSNews last Friday conveniently did what it does best i.e. babble on and on about our city’s indebtedness to Density Darrell’s developer pal and campaign double-dipping investor Darwin Properties. Up-selling sugarcoated collusion while ignoring the adverse effects in having MORE deconstruction, lane closures, gridlocked traffic, further transit overcrowding, air and noise pollution’s and the pillaging of even more of our city’s depleting green spaces at the expense of a mayor’s vainglorious failing legacy. #MussattoDMW http://www.nsnews.com/news/harry-jerome-neighbourhoods-lands-envisioned-1.23103770
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
Tonight we will not have to worry about any new development proposals or 2nd or 3rd readings further suffocating our current 2040 density levels. A city council’s stubbornness to only meet on Mondays having now been MIA for “18 weeks” so far in 2017.
Signifying our city’s latest EMBARRASSMENT whereby “Lady” a “two hump camel” used during the mid 1800’s mining gold rush has been bronzed and disfigured …the sculptor, Myfanwy MacLeod decided to lose one of its hump’s in the name of artistic license – eagerly abstaining from “historical facts” in favour being artistically arrogant. Defying facts much like our mayor and his 3 city council stooges bought and paid by Onni who in their “own words:” inscribed on the plaque next to this defecation. Insisting this erroneous bronze “Syrian camel” is “in fact a “facsimile of a camel named Lucky used during the interior BC Gold Rush.” This only further denotes how controversial and disconnected our despotic mayor and his Team Council Hijackers have succumbed – unable to distinguish fact from fiction.
Camel Lucky will become a metamorphic albatross for any of the mayor’s team buffoons running for mayor or city council next year on October 20, 2018. #CamelArrogance #CamelHeresy #CamelControversy
And just could not resist expressing my artistic license this Thanksgiving Day.