Those two 'victories' really depend on what perspective you look at them from and what your goalpost are...RxMills wrote: ↑ Ex-Mayor Greggor Robertson Refuses to Believe He Was At Fault for Any City Problems...
'People want to blame me': Outgoing Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reflects on 10 years in office
“Collectively we’ve achieved a lot of great successes. But generally in politics and particularly being the mayor, you end up being in the blame game for when things do go wrong."
(1) Greening Vancouver
(2) Bike Lanes
- Soaring Home Ownership Costs
- Soaring New Rental Costs
- Near Zero Vacancy Rate
- Massively Increased Building Permit Times for New Home Construction (Doubling, Tripling)
- Lowest Rental Unit Construction in History
- No New Housing Coops
- Placed New Modular Homeless Shelters in Family Neighbourhoods and Near Schools
- Small Business and Retail Store Closures
- Mishandling Snow Crisis (Went on Vacation to the Caribbean with Girlfriend While City Shut Down by Snow)
- Massively Increased Homelessness
- Massively Increased City Property and Other Crimes
- Needles and Drug Use at All City Parks, Beaches and Schools
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-new ... -in-office
For example - Greening Vancouver - you can say that a number of 'green' alternatives have been introduced (ie bike sharing, bike lanes, greening building practices....) but for each one of those alternatives, there's a dark and not so green side of things. Bike sharing has placed major pressures bike rental shops who depending on many of the customers that those bike sharing stands are targeting and has removed a lot of extra parking spots which have caused cars to 'circle the block' causing more pollution. Bike lanes have been terribly under utilized for the space dedicated and in spots, those bike lanes have taken away from the pedestrians walkaways making it harder for them to get around. The greening building practices have not increased housing affordability or availability... if anything, these practices have added thousands of extra cost to home ownership. To make matters worse, the level of redevelopment has created an environment where many of Vancouver's heritage homes have ended up either burnt or torn down resulting in not only a lost in culture and history but a filling of our landfills.