A letter in the NS News and quoting in part: ‘it is my hope for the few long-term residents and the 4,000 new ones moving in that they will not tolerate the mayor’s cherry picking of the study’s results to suit his redevelopment agenda’. – See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/letters/other-voices-moodyville-air-quality-study-warrants-closer-look-1.2270691#sthash.nkmCkVW7.dpuf
Several quotes today in various media worth noting:
- Noted in passing, Trevor Lautens (NS News) commenting on the bike lift:
‘And this just in: As Jeremy Shepherd reported Wednesday in these pages, North Van City council dumped – barely, 4-3 – the Mussatto Party’s insane fantasy of a $4.24-million bicycle tow lift (yearly maintenance, $133,000) for the sad exercise buffs who sweat pedalling up Keith Road. Applause for councillors Rod Clark, Holly Back, Don Bell and Pam Bookham. Scorn for Mayor-for-Life Darrell Mussatto and his unbreakable political machine.
2. Bob Rennie quoted at a UDI meeting, in part: ‘Vancouver should focus on transit, give up on affordability.’ He then went on to say ‘change the makeup of neighbourhood groups…. which seem to have lost their way and are prepared to sacrifice future generations by choking off supply and hurting affordability …. it’s simply supply and demand’. http://vancouversun.com/business/real-estate/brace-for-more-housing-shortages-warns-vancouver-real-estate-guru-bob-rennie
3. Lottery Corp Gambles on a new casino:
‘North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto said he would support a casino, but indicated all North Shore municipalities would have to be on board. Although some First Nations have expressed interest, he said, it’s the first time in 10 years that the BCLC has pitched a casino for the North Shore.
Mussatto said he was surprised the BCLC was making another play for the North Shore but added, “I’m supportive of having a further look at it.” http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-lottery-corp-gambling-on-a-new-casino-on-north-shore-or-south-of-the-fraser
Comment from Voices: When the most recent proposal came before Council in June 2015 only the Mayor and Councillor Back were in favour (http://www.nsnews.com/news/city-of-north-vancouver-upholds-ban-on-gambling-1.1977554). Our previous coverage is here: https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/gaming-and-back-room-deals-aka-hardball-politics/