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While much of the Translink argument revolves around funding, the Mayor's Council also wants see governance changes.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was asked if it is time for the region's transit system to be run by Metro Vancouver, and he says, "well, I think that governance is at the core of the challenges here. The Mayors don't have the ability to make decision on the priorities we end up being asked to approve, at the end of the day, a budget and in this case it is not acceptable to keep asking property tax payers to chip in at this level."
When pressed if Metro Vancouver should run transit, Robertson would only say he is open to any system giving Mayors the authority and accountability to run Translink.
The Mayor's Council has given the Province until February 28th to "fish or cut bait" on funding transit.