The Mayors' Council has asked for years for the provincial government to establish stable long-term transit and transportation funding for Metro Vancouver.
Three years ago the province responded by auditing TransLink to find efficiencies.
That 2012 audit identified $41m in potential savings. Which is great. Over the previous two years, TransLink themselves had already found $98m in internal savings. That's $139m in total savings over 3-4 years.
That doesn't sound like rampant mismanagement to us. That sounds like an organization actively trying to save public tax dollars. And succeeding.
Despite all that, none of those savings was enough to fund future growth.
Three years have gone by, and finally we have an opportunity to establish stable, long-term funding for transit and transportation infrastructure for the Metro region. Please vote YES.