Tag: Referendum

With cost of driving about 21 cents a kilometre, or $16.69 an hour, a “No” vote will be expensive

Buried deep in the new Mayors’ Council assessment on the cost of congestion — about $2 billion if the Mayor’s Plan investments in transportation and traffic are not approved — is the conclusion that the cost of driving… Read More

Christy Clark voting “yes” because she knows any “Plan B” with a big lift in property tax is a non-starter

Thanks to Premier Christy Clark for clarifying that Metro Vancouver municipalities would have to resort to a property tax increase — a very significant property tax increase — to fund the Mayors’ Council transportation and transit plan if… Read More

Transportation investment plan gets over first hurdles as Stone seeks decision on referendum date

Despite fretful news coverage suggesting Transportation Minister Todd Stone is hard-timing the Translink Mayor’s Council investment plan,  the 10-year, $7.5 billion proposal seems to have surmounted the early hurdles on the way to a referendum vote. The first… Read More

Metro Mayors review Stone’s comments in Legislature for hints on future of transit referendum

Metro Vancouver Mayors are poring over the transcript of this week’s Legislature exchange between Transportation Minister Todd Stone and George Heyman, the opposition critic and NDP MLA for Fairview. The takeaway: no breaking stories in this debate during… Read More