24 Hours & Shore 104 FM: Towers & view corridors

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Shore 104 FM 'Moment with Mike' & 24 Hours today

Each week I’ve had the privilege of discussing politics outside of CityCaucus Tower as a regular columnist in Metro Vancouver’s largest circulation daily commuter newspaper 24 Hours (see the Digital Edition, page 4), and as well on Shore 104.3 FM‘s morning show during Thursday’s Moment with Mike segment. It’s been a while since I’ve posted the radio clips, so here’s the last couple below.

October 27, 2010 – The Green Reason for Tall Towers

What Jimmy Pattison wants, Jimmy gets. And Vancouver’s most famous billionaire wants to build a 48-storey tower. I talk about Vancouver’s view corridors policy and why it no longer makes sense as is. The funny part is that one of those view corridors is from the Mayor’s office. That’s the office that Gregor decided he didn’t like and spent $260,000 to build a new one, complete with its secret escape hatch and city council dining room. Time to get rid of that view corridor, I’d say.

Last week we were several days away from the election victory by Rob Ford in Toronto, but the success of Naheed Neshi in Calgary was fresh in our minds…

October 20, 2010 – Twitter, Neshi & Rob Ford

If you ever needed any evidence that Twitter does NOT get you elected, you only need to see the success of Rob Ford in Toronto. The Twittersphere was, in a word, stunned that Ford won, if the tweets on election night were any indication.

Courier adds guest voice

It’s good to see that the Vancouver Courier has invited writers to submit guest columns. This week Michael Geller set the record straight on his views about social housing, and it’s worth a read. See it here.

No to Randy & Evi!

Had enough yet of Randy Quaid and his gal pal? The MSM has dined out on the antics of Randy and Evi for days. My colleague Daniel plans to do something about it, promising that CityCaucus.com will be your Official Randy & Evi Free Zone. It’s a sacrifice on our part, I know. But from here on we are banning Randy Quaid.

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