Agree 100% with you WarrenC12. People that use "low voter turnout" as an excuse to argue the elected government shouldn't make decisions seem to assume everyone that didn't show up or cast a vote would have voted against electing the government.
They go "Oh look 35% of people voted, and Vision got 55% of the vote so they really only got 19% of people voting for them!" as if they had 81% against them.
Truth is, if you don't vote you get no say in my books. People want to complain about the decisions of elected officials... GO BLOODY WELL VOTE... or shut up.
Vision has been elected into office in Vancouver and they can clearly govern the way they feel the electorate wants them to govern. If you want a referendum, ralley the troops and petition city hall. If they don't listen to you, get out and vote against them next election.
Don't use voter turnout as an excuse. Statistics have shown in other jurisdictions that when voter turn out goes up, the final results don't actually change much and in almost every instance, the same elected officials would get into office.
It's just a myth that those against elected officials drum up as an excuse. I happen to think Vision is whacko and Greggor has done more bad than good for the City of Vancouver, but he was elected into office TWICE so far, so much like George W Bush, the majority seem to think he is doing fine and/or agree with his decisions.
Back onto topic....
I still think taking down the viaducts it silly.