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The 2015 Lower Mainland transit referendum: hang on for the ride

December 2nd, 2014 · 23 Comments

Okay, go ahead and comment. What more can we say?

The new mayors’ council is about to see this Friday the proposed preamble and question that will go to the province for approval. By next Friday, they have to sent their tweaked version on to the province and cabinet.

Everyone is gearing up to take on this daunting challenge — getting a referendum on a new tax or fee with only a three-month campaign in order to pay for a complex $7.5-billion, 10-year plan that promises something for everyone in the region.

I feel tired just thinking about it. But … we have no choice because this is required for all major public transportation projects in the province. Oh, right, it’s not. Anyway, here we go. Your thoughts.

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