A regional development fee is being proposed by Metro Vancouver to help fund new transportation infrastructure.
But in Vancouver, it won’t be getting unanimous support.
Green Councillor Adrianne Carr has tabled a motion saying development fees help the city fund other important civic services like parks, childcare facilities, and affordable housing.
She argues the spending still falls short of meeting growth in the community, and to use development fees to fund transit would prevent the city from delivering “essential public amenities.”
Instead, Carr is asking city council to call on the province to deliver more cash for transit funding, a notion which has repeatedly been quashed by minister responsible for TransLink Peter Fassbender.