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Mayor’s Message on Upcoming Metro Vancouver Transportation & Transit Referendum

Mar 03, 2015

Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council are seeking feedback from Delta residents and businesses on Metro Vancouver’s Transportation and Transit Referendum, which will take place from March 16 to May 29, 2015.

As community leaders, we want to ensure we provide our citizens with information on this important referendum. Council is seeking a better understanding of the community’s perspective on the referendum, transit services, and finding real solutions to address growth and congestion in a sustainable way. Delta Council has not taken a formal position on the referendum, as we want to hear from our community first and see what they have to say,said Mayor Lois E. Jackson.

Mayor Jackson included an information piece on the upcoming referendum in Delta’s 2015 Flat Rate Utility notices, which were issued last week. The Mayor’s Message is intended to raise awareness of and encourage public feedback on the referendum, transit and transportation in our community. Mayor and Council are asking the public to submit their feedback from now until March 16, 2015 via email to feedbacktomayor@delta.ca or by writing to Delta Municipal Hall.

Staff will compile and summarize all feedback received during Delta’s transportation consultation period, which runs from now until March 16 and prepare a public report will be presented to Council at the March 30, 2015 Regular Meeting. To date, Mayor and Council have received over 60 messages, with Facebook being the biggest generator of feedback thus far.

Elections BC is administering the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Referendum, which is a vote-by-mail electoral event. Each registered voter will receive a voting package soon. If you do not receive a voting package by March 27, please contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or visit www.elections.bc.ca to request a voting package, to update your voter information or for any other voting assistance inquiries. Eligible voters can also register to vote online at www.elections.bc.ca/ovr.

View the Mayor Lois E. Jackson's message on the upcoming Metro Vancouver Referendum and Transportation Planning.