Regarding your July 8 story Mayors Back Gas Tax Hike for SkyTrain: So let me see if I got this right. We were promised a third SeaBus a gazillion years ago after a pound of our North Shore flesh in taxes. It was finally built (yay!) in time for the Olympics (again, yay!) and now is parked (oh. . .).
Now West Vancouver's mayor says we don't get our third SeaBus yet because she is backing other mayors to hike gas taxes by $40 million so people (who I'm guessing don't live on the North Shore) can take the SkyTrain to Port Coquitlam.
But . . . if we still want that third SeaBus (yay!) which has gotta be paid for already, we have to fork out another $30 million (note prior reference to pound of flesh) by hiking property taxes. Hey, aren't property taxes on the North Shore a bit higher than Poco? How many times do we gotta pay for this sucker.
Here's an idea: How about breaking the chain, freeing the hostage and giving us our freaking third SeaBus now. Or then again: How about no SkyTrain to Poco cause we just can't afford it.
Barry Miles North Vancouver