• CHERNEN FOR COUNCIL. A BETTER VANCOUVER!
    CHERNEN FOR COUNCIL. A BETTER VANCOUVER!
  • CHERNEN FOR COUNCIL. VANCOUVER FOR YOU!
    CHERNEN FOR COUNCIL. VANCOUVER FOR YOU!

Vote For Strong Representation Elect Chernen

Glen is running to provide a viable winning choice to provide you a strong Council member with independent thought, an eye for detail, and who will demand accountability from the City. Glen feels that Vancouver is being harmed by bad recommendations and bad management of top City officials, that appear designed to benefit investors. Glen has been unrelenting in his push for honesty, integrity and transparency from the City of Vancouver and will continue pushing from Council for a strong ethical foundation that benefits you and your community.

 

There is a reason why Vancouver City Hall is broken. It’s because there is no real opposition, therefore you are not being represented. Case in point is the weak opposition voting record. The NPA has duplicated and supported some of the Mayor’s most unwanted plans, while scant details were ever disclosed by staff. Council must demand better information and understand what they are evaluating before voting.

Can it be Fixed?

The NPA is damaged, but it could be fixed. NPA need to use different tactics and earn a wider base to pull off a strong win. They need someone that has earned that support from the public. They need to be better at communicating. They need new blood. The NPA must raise its voice. The NPA needs to act now. Glen can provide what is needed to pull off a strong win. If he runs with the NPA, he would be representing a reborn and fully transparent NPA as their nominee. He is eager to lead Vancouver in voicing the concerns of Vancouverites.

 

If you are happy with things as they are then vote the same old way, but if you want to make a difference then please support Glen in his bid for Council.

 

My Qualities and Mission

I am running to provide a viable winning choice that offers independent thought, a keen eye, while ensuring accountability from the City of Vancouver. In 2012 I woke up to see the harm being done to Vancouver by the City itself. At first it was hard to know why bad decisions were being made but I have learned much in the past five years. Since then I have linked with and helped grow a network of researchers and supporters while exposing many of the schemes that have been negatively affecting the City. I have been unrelenting in my push for honesty, integrity and transparency from the City of Vancouver and intend to continue pushing from Council for a strong ethical foundation that benefits you, your family and community.

Finance & Economics

Help elect the only representative on Council that will carefully go over each proposal with microscopic detail to ensure everything adds up in your favour and to tell you about it. Nearly 20 years of securities analysis and investing has provided me with the ability other candidates just can’t offer.

Transparency

Elect the only candidate with a proven track record of forcing government transparency through FOI and other processes. Elect me so I can help be your eyes, ears, and voice in Council.

Transportation Infrastructure

Elect the only candidate who will consider the real needs and impacts on the city and immediate community, and who will honestly push for transportation solutions that benefit Vancouver 365 days a year. The viaducts must remain in use as removal plans are purely a land grab for insiders.

Integrity

Vote for integrity. I have been fighting the good fight for the citizens of Vancouver since 2012 and want to help put you in charge, by keeping our City accountable to its residents. Integrity is owning up to your errors and not passing the blame. City management need to be held accountable.

Discoveries

Let Glen’s passion for honest government go to work for you and Vancouver. How could he have discovered hundreds of millions of intentional City of Vancouver losses while the current band of politicians remain unaware?  Elect a candidate that is financially literate and will actually read the contracts that he is approving. What a concept?

Strong Community / Healthy Environment

Initially inspired to get involved by observing City shortcomings; now inspired by friends, family, and community. I will do all that I can to strengthen and protect our communities and environment.

Turn This Ship Around

Why am I doing this? Out of love and concern for my children and my country. Being a dad and a coach to young children, I have realized how much they depend upon the adults in their lives. I never thought officials in my very own home town might lie, cheat, hide, destroy evidence, or worse, to protect themselves. Now that I have discovered these things, I cannot leave it be. There should be no place in government for officials that serve themselves first. The City must work for all and it will take army to make it happen. Please help me. Help you. Together, we will this A BETTER VANCOUVER.

When elected, I will set the standard for openness. As I have actually read the City “employment code of conduct”, many times I won’t have any problem learning how to comply with it. All discussions/communications that might occur with any applicant will be disclosed in a timely manner. I will recuse myself from voting if I ever put myself in a conflicted arrangement such as….perhaps…. hanging out with an applicant of a condo on Richards street just days, weeks, months, or ever – ahead of a Council vote. Not only will I follow the employment code and the law, but I vow to work for the best interest of all residents of Vancouver and do everything I can to provide a fair and accountable Council and government. Together, we will this.

A vote for me is a vote for A BETTER VANCOUVER.

The City of Vancouver has an odd style of communication. Time and time again, the City of Vancouver refuses to assist in the open and transparent provision of public information. Over the past five years Glen has submitted various “Freedom of Information” requests to various government bodies when the public disclosures have been rather thin. This has led to a great deal of blowback and creativity on the part of officials who have attempted to deny honest and open disclosure in a multitude of ways. In short, the residents of Vancouver are being left in the dark while huge amounts of money are vanishing under our noses. It’s time to turn this ship around. Vote For Chernen – For the Vancouver You Deserve

About My City Related Discoveries

Raw Facts

  • $65+million dollars. I discovered that the City & BC Housing withheld information concerning the 508 Helmcken land disposal. The City was harmed by a minimum of $65 million while private investors profited on other side of the trade.
    • City & province internal (2012/2013) valuations equalled $80-$84.5 million dollars.
    • City & province (2012/2013) valuation disclosure = $15 million dollars on same property.
    • Value disclosure Discrepancy = $65+ million dollars – under same conditions.
    • Result = $65+ million undisclosed benefit to developer.
    • The City relied on a $200,000+ report created with valuation advisory data which included some from Rennie Marketing Systems.
    • Mr.Rennie had knowledge of the $80 million valuation the government relied upon as it was disposed, because he submitted a loan application to the BC Housing board. Then the seller (the City), relied upon his company, while he assisted in the financing plans for the purchaser.
    • Rennie Marketing Systems became the exclusive pre-sales realtor to the purchaser who obtained this land in a non compete arrangement.

The Mayor and Vision Party Involvement

  • Mr.Rennie was the Mayors campaign fundraiser several months earlier during the 2014 election campaign.

Document Denial

  • BC Housing’s CEO revealed information including internal documents to myself and others in March 2017 that gave details of the $80 million dollar valuation that was used to secure a government loan. BC Housing was responsible for safe keeping of this appraisal as stated in their publicly disclosed loan procedure documents. Some officials at BC Housing also worked for the City where they had provided the City a $15 million dollars value conclusion under the same circumstances.
  • The City refuses to admit many known documents exist, as oversight agencies help to obtain these documents. The City refuses to produce related invoices for the lobbyist, appraiser, and contractors.
  • I discovered a complex contractor payment scheme created by the City under their so called Affordable Housing Fund)/ (the “AHF”) to fund contractors.
  • The City discreetly approved and funded a contractor through the “AHF” scheme, to secure a $50 million reduction of 508 Helmcken “City land” as it was being sold for the benefit of the purchaser. This same contractor also advised the City on sale/disposal value for an oversight report. Why would the City agree to this as they were selling/disposing?

BC Assessment

  • $367 Million dollars. I discovered a discreet assessment reduction given to benefit the development consortium at Oakridge Mall which includes another of the Mayor’s former campaign fundraisers. The City stood by, while this massive tax revenue loss unfolded. This loss was achieved by a City contractor who operates in shared space out of the offices of the Urban Development Institute (UDI). An OIPC inquiry is now underway concerning documentary evidence.

OTHER

$1 million dollar Option Disposal

  • Discovered how City secretly disposed of $1 million dollar financial option for $1 in Broadway corridor.

2014-100 – Details released as appropriate.

Sell – Details released as appropriate.

Illusory100 – Details released as appropriate.

These unnecessary and intentional losses need to be turned around to fund the needs of our residents.