With only “615” CNV/DNV residents responding to the District’s NRG survey represents a realized critical mass of those simply not interested in any amalgamation study. A meek, weak survey based on hollow numbers is if anything irrelevant and INSIGNIFICANT and best re-defined as “North Shore Bolshevik-ism.” #abstractSurvey #noInterest
Yet unbelievably a majority of the District Council lead by Councillor Bassam-vik are standing behind this “615 NV residents charade”, (and might be NVCAA’s Guy Heywood maybe running for CNV mayor?) – believing this “slim pickings survey” does in fact represent a majority of “the people”. An inane adverse reality believing “the 615 surveyed equals an 87% majority of CNV/DNVC voters” as ordained in the NRG Research Group’s +/- 3.9% at a 95% level of bullshit er confidence!” #Trump-likeSurvey #unconstitutional
And what is so damn hypocritical and reported by the District ★ Trojan Crier aka NSNews is District Councillor Bassam now running for District mayor is pleading that “it is time for politicians to get out of the way and turn it over to the citizens.” So why in the hell then is “he & his District city council NOT the CNV/DNV people” putting on their District election’s ballot a “peoples manifesto” seeking further study on this issue! #DistrictCouncilTyranny #undemocratic
Mayor Mussatto and rightly so does not trust the survey’s methodology stating: “The District is going rogue… their own study said amalgamation would not save rather cost the District money… this is a politically motivated populist tactic to distract from their issues… our city is seen as more progressive, more diverse… we’re doing just fine, thanks very much.”
Tonight’s 771 paged agenda will not disappoint the disappointed. Translink will be there, blatantly sugar coating their Marine-Main B Line Buses for late 2019 demanding curb right-of-way along Marine and Main. And the city is prepared to toss (only) $250K towards the Seabus Gateway Project. I say Instead of finishing the
Green Black Necklace bike path swerving in and around Harry Jerome lands knowing now it will have to be eventually bulldozed to make room for double dipping donor Darwin’s fornicating towering project. Would not these monies be better spent i.e. re-purposed on infrastructure projects like the Seabus Gateway… $250K seems a little on the sly-side in resolving our transportation problems.
There is also a Public Hearing for 127-129 E 12th as if the public contrary to our sanctimonious city council should even bother attending. And of course we could not have a council night go by where we did not “amend” zoning bylaws complying and enhancing developer profits. And as an extra treat we will also be “rescinding and amending” business bylaws.
Tonight our infamous Housing Action Team will be proposing amendments and rezoning options to meet our city’s (in)ability to sustain livability… Interesting and suspiciously enough their report wraps up with a “post-it board page” on Zoning Bylaw Livability Review – Summary of Open House Feedback. There are “21” post-it comments which are impossible to read but below they deciphered only “10” out of the 21… hmm too much repetitive negative feedback or just apathy? #disinformation
And our NVMA want to auction off a good chunk of our heritage wares since their new horse trading locale doesn’t even begin to “fit their existing needs.” Having gleefully given in exchange to Polygon Homes a much taller high rise in order to obstruct even more neighbourhood condo views. I see the most expensive item for sale is the “Aquarius Submersible” for only a grand, $1K… hmm, I have an idea.
“What if” we imagine and only imagine 100 density angered NIMBY residents (knowing there are a lot more) each contributed $10 and bought the Aquarius. At which point they then crammed our entire city Mussatto Team buffoons, inept city planners and city councillor horse traders into the newly re-painted Aquarius “Yellow Submersible” and lowered them deep into Burrard Inlet until after our October 20th elections.
Any anti density heritage takers out there… just mashing a little fun Beatles memorabilia with our City Hall’s never-ending submersible colluding protocol. Vote4ChangeOctober20
And how could I not… when imagination wasn’t density compliant.
A majority of our “we know what is best sanctimonious City Councillors” once again do not and will not support the majority of residents AGAINST any proposed project regardless of its scope in either its front or backyard.
Monday Night’s Public Hearing fiasco lived up to this city council’s over-righteousness and in turn favoured for the good of their legacies and North Shore residents AHEAD of the concerns of the neighbourhood most effected by these en masse dueling developments that should NEVER HAVE BEEN INTERTWINED; but that is not how our sitting council likes to mandate its underhanded, inane 21st Century horse trading agendum. #HarryJeromeResidentsSOL
And don’t get too worked up over the fact wannabe mayor Buchanan, councillor Keating and the mayor voted against the unprecedented 30/26 storey HJ rezoning. Their reasons for nay-ing did not ever once cite the fact that a 1,000+ submitted petition against these projects was ever a good enough, valid reason to vote against. (more in Friday’s blog)
But at least now you know which councillors over its four year term haven’t been supporting community concerns regarding too much density or the wrong kind of density… EVERY MEMBER of our city council is now on record in having STOPPED LISTENING to too many city residents!
On October 20th “let’s not get fooled again”… play/skip to the very end.
The feature bout from last Monday Night’s fight card was reinforcing the need for a public town hall meeting featuring this year’s Main Event: Building a new Harry Jerome Sports Enchilada that no other North Shore city would dare venture and all on the backs of a neighbourhood who have overwhelming been against this “Sports” not ‘Community’ Rec Centre AND chained to its hip is an 8 year crushing towering OCP rezoning en masse Mussatto donor development!
The odds on favourite i.e. hitting below the money belt favours a new
Community “Sporting” Harry Jerome mega structure and an en masse Darwin twin towering development i.e. basically shitting on the neighbourhood residents. Screw you NIMBY’s, senior lawn bowlers and Norseman Park – skateboard lovers. We (Back, Bell, Bookham, Clark) can get re-elected without your damn NIMBY support on October 20th!
Here are just a few choice video clips I pulled from last Monday’s city council meeting dealing with the new proposed HJ ‘Sports Centre’ & Darwin Lands verses the city’s neighbourhood from each councillor. Which I am sure all will be reiterating at the June 18th Public Hearing… Even our mayor is on record (District ★ Trojan Crier aka NSN) saying: you don’t buy the house and then figure out how to pay for it.
First up is Councillor Keating’s POV – pulling back the curtains!
Then along comes Councillors Bell and Back…
Wrapping up Councillors Buchanan, Bookham and Clark…
In exactly 12 months from tomorrow we will be hopefully electing an independent discerning new city council and mayor. I have for the last 3 years been a caricature voice animating over 400 blogs illustrating the colluding “4 to 3” over densification of our city. A mayor and his Team Slate Councillors bought and paid for representing the interests of their 2014 developer invested campaign backers and the 1% willing to “bike to work” year round at $70 an inch.
It is time we had a city council that reflects the issues facing our unique and varying neighbourhoods from over densification, lack of affordability and insufficient rental housing to neglected infrastructures like parking shortages. Local small business success is dependent on being able to staff quantified part-time help. We also cannot continue callously turning our backs – evicting the wellness of our city rooted in its fixed and low income earners and seniors forsaken by developer’s offshore appetite.
We need to revolutionize, update city council meeting “participating format” whereby city residents have the option to voice their issues/concerns not only from an unlimited Public Input Period pulpit but also from a facilitating CNVH Hotline via Facetime, Live Chat or like what many television news programs do: take questions from “twitter or by text messaging”. This “media input format” could also be used during the Public Clarification Period… We need to “re-wire the peoples city hall”, indoctrinating a 21st century approach in how we can best conduct and communicate city council business. #VoteStacheCityCouncillor2018 #E=MC2
The Union of BC Municipalities have invited China to host a cocktail reception for civic politicians. More specifically keying in on our lower mainland mayors having raped er invested heavily into our North Shore cities. What are the odds you think that our convolute mayor and his wannabe night-mayor councillor Buchanan will be attending. We know Density Darrell enjoys a good drink or two… and I guess so will nurse Buchanan ascertaining her liquor consumption levels for her upcoming mayoral bid as developers LOVE to intoxicate their backers. #47%proof
And last Monday night of course, of course, Mussatto and his autocrats hijacked Councillor Bells motion curtailing civic election spending limits. Letting Money Bags Keating lead their charge picking apart the motion – which did have a few flaws… But instead of offering IMPROVEMENTS to the motion in UNISON they like always COWARDLY PUNCHED their way out – voting 4 to 3 AGAINST! With councillor witchy Back never really expressing her concerns over the motion. Collusion has no equal among these 4 Despicables... cowards die many times before their deaths.
Though there were no city council meetings in August of course, of course. City residents were expressing to me all the while about the seemingly endless, en mass maddening construction sites and shrinking retail/commercial parking spaces. And as city council headed into summer break there were city councillors willfully wanting to build a new Harry Jerome Enchilada Mega Dome whereby the trade-off is WTF: MORE DENSITY. OMDB! #EnoughDensity
Also in August though I did not publish this until ‘September 1st’… out of the blue appeared this bronze four legged one hump camel placed in front of Onni’s no earthquake zone at ground zero twin towers on the corner of Lonsdale and 13th. A precariously out-of-place beautifully carved bronze camel misrepresenting the type of camels used by our north shore miners during the mid 1800’s mini gold rush. It has since been hoarded i.e. boarded-up until a plaque is made that will somehow explain away the fact that his is NOT the breed of camel used back in the day… can’t wait for the city’s derelict explanation via the art jury’s decision being so grotesquely negligent. #EnoughBullshit