LETTER: Pattison appointment shows TransLink board is useless

The Editor,

Let me try and get my simple mind around this. The Mayor’s Council has asked Jimmy Pattison, together with an advisory board he will gather, to oversee how the tax money collected will be spent in the event of a "Yes" vote on the new transit levy?

So Mr. Pattison, one of Canada’s most astute and respected business leaders, is going to be asked to ensure money collected by the provincial government from our taxes actually goes for the purpose it is being collected? And then to ensure it is spent in a fiscally responsible manner?

The question, of course, is what does the board of TransLink do, if not charged with the responsibility to oversee how the business is run? It is not bad enough we are already paying for two CEOs, now we need an advisory board to watch the government and also oversee the existing TransLink board.

Just vote "No."

R.W. Davies, Surrey

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