As a heavy-handed demonstration of the awesome power inherent in City government, here’s a so-called “coincidence“.
You be the judge.
The May 15 introduction of 2107 watering restrictions.  Why this date, of all dates?
Watering.Restrictions
Just a coincidence (??).   May 18’s Vancouver forecast from Environment Canada, after months of cold wet weather:
May.Forecast
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting concerned, and am seriously thinking of getting my tinfoil hat out of the closet.