City of North Van Council Meetings for the past two plus years have generally been ignored by the public since the change in rules to the Public Input period (2015), and the very common 4-3 slate vote. Most nights at Council meetings the gallery consists of less than five interested residents plus City staff or people connected with an agenda item.
That seems to be changing with people taking note of a new speaker at public input for the last two meetings. Bryan May’s topic this week was “Bowlinggate”, the notes of his input follow. The video is here: http://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings/2017-meetings/council-videos Meeting Oct 16, public input, 12 minute mark.
Script from Mr. May:
In 2018 Team Slate MUST be flushed from The Swamp .
The best political enema …. archived videos of Council meetings.
Political kryptonite for Team Slate …
Voters can be guided ,with laser precision, to meeting dates , Item #s and speaking times where Team Slate show complicity with their 2014 campaign donating developers…. who now run the City .
A synonym for complicity is collusion.
Collusion on steroids upgrades to corruption and public trust issues .
Consistent 4:3 Team Slate votes renders Council impotent.
A recent series of video incriminations of Team Slate…Bowling Gate
Bowling Gate capsulizes, on video, how Team Slate and senior City staff are blatantly complicit with the developer and how new citizens like The Dickinsons who don’t want to live over a bowling alley they never knew would be there when then signed on for $600,000….get verbally eviscerated by Team Slate for showing up here thinking it’s actually Democratic …
Councillor Back …developers are not bound to tell you anything about other tenants ..
Councillor Keating … it’s not what we do here , deal with your landlord…
Bowling Gate …on archive video…
Developer has already told NSNews …. excavation WAS a mistake
Developer then tells City …NO mistake
City planner has no clue of possible space usage…
City planner … well, actually the space will be an undersized bowling alley … ..no room for anything else !
..and then…abra caddabra …it’s a Commercial Social Recreational Facility , with regulation full sized 10 pin bowling , pool tables , food and licenced beverage service…. all for developer profit!
Councillor Bell sites large transfer fee shortfall versus small developer gift …Councillor Bookham says developer gift acceptance is complicity ..
Vote .. Team Slate 4: 3 for developer
Councillor Clarke moans Team Slate 4:3 …again ! and later raises fiduciary obligations to citizens likes the Dickinsons
The Dickinsons are then out of order, …with their backs turned as they are escorted out , His worship pops …get a lawyer and… welcome to North Van …a cheap shot from his sandbox…
The morning after the 2018 election Team Slate will be writing their sequel to Hillary Clinton’s …What Happened.
Soon after ,some senior City staff may be mounting wrongful dismissal suits as well as possibly preparing defence in corruption and breach of public trust charges !
Check the bowling alley transformation timelines and clearly no amount of due diligence by the Dickinsons would be of use…
Voices comment: the reference to the Dickinsons is explained in this NSNews article:http://www.nsnews.com/news/split-council-ok-s-onni-bowling-bid-1.21227298