The Mayors' Council could break from past unsuccessful referenda by getting a Yes vote this spring. But they have to get to work now and most importantly, use openness to earn the voters' trust.
A 0.5 per cent tax would be harmonized with the provincial sales tax.
If the tax is approved, Metro Vancouver shoppers will see a combined PST and transit tax totalling 7.5 per cent on their receipts.
A sales tax has been floated by Metro Vancouver mayors as an option to help fund TransLink's growing operational costs in the region. The proposal, forwarded by TransLink Mayors' Council chair Richard...