Mezzanine and all, I am afraid that I agree with Geoff MEgg, and more especially when he says:
The timing has never been better for Metro Mayors to force an end to the use of property tax for transit capital investment.
I have expressed my view in more detail here
, but to compliment it:
If mayors vote yes, that is just to postpone a drama for a far more important (and expensive) required investment in the Broadway line, so better to tackle the issue now.
regarding the base plan, I have objection on the UBE. In this one, the senior government's contribution is not enough to justify to expedite the project and force the mayor vote.
Regarding the extensive plan, and more noticeable the Port Mann bridge rapid transit..
That is a provincial project which has been sold to us by the Province with the rapid transit component: I strongly disagree to see a single penny of property tax going into it.
That is a provincial problem and only a provincial problem, let Victoria and Victoria alone, deals with its unfulfilled promise to SoF residents, soon forced to pay a toll to cross a bridge with not transit alternative at all... haha !
Now, I agree that we shouldn't turn down $500 million of federal money on Evergreen line, but there is at least one other alternative to property tax increase, and this one is cut/optimization in other transit service, in the tune of 4% like I have computed here
... and it is in my opinion what the mayor should vote for.
So you will have understood that if I write to my mayor, it will be to support the "No", but also to explain him what he should expect from Translink
Though I understand and respect your viewpoint, I am sorry to be at odd here.