Metro, TransLink boards should be elected

Re: “Metro Vancouver board mulls election reform.”

The conversation regarding direct election of the Metro board and the TransLink board is so ridiculous it should not be happening.

Certainly the people most affected by the decisions of these “boards” should elect the representatives that make those decisions. It is time that the current “politician favoured” forum of public meetings and opinion polls be abandoned for the more accurate public ballot.

Given the financial decisions made by these “appointed by peers” boards, it is unbelievable that the public has no directly elected representation.

Two simple questions could be added to the ballot during the fall election of our municipal officials: “Should the board of TransLink be directly elected?” and, “Should the board of Metro Vancouver be directly elected?”

Both with easy to understand yes or no choices.

Larry Miller

Delta

Surrey North Delta Leader

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