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The Mayors Council for Translink has voted to pass the "hot potato" issue of transit funding back to the provincial government.
A motion tabled by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson passed, setting a hard deadline of February 28th for the province to help solve transit funding woes.
Robertson says it also rules out any new property taxes to fund transit.
"What we said today is we will not contrubute any additional short-term property tax to tide Translink over for the next couple of years. It's fish or cut bait for the province. They need to provide the new funding tools by February 28th, or Translink is going to have to make some real changes in the service."
The motion also wants a ban on any transit service cuts and would oppose Translink selling of its capital assets.
Transportation Minister Mary Polak says she's sent a letter -- asking for a meeting with the Mayors Council.
"It was clear that the Mayors Council wanted two things: they wanted to have a meaningful role in setting the transit vision for Metro, and they wanted to have new funding tools to be able to pay for that. I've said yes to both of those."
Polak says she'll consider all funding models put forward by the mayors.