At its July 7 meeting, the COPE Executive passed the following motion:

Now that the people of Metro Vancouver have rejected the Transportation Plebiscite, COPE calls on the Mayors’ Council to go back to the people and involve them in a real public input process to develop a new transportation plan. COPE campaigned in the last election against the underground Broadway LRT line. Instead, COPE proposed more rapid bus lines along 4th Ave, 12th Ave, King Edward, 41st, 49th, and Marine Drive.

COPE had previously deplored the plebiscite process as a mockery of democracy that was doomed to fail without providing any useful information about public opinion because of its combining many components, and a regressive funding mechanism, all into a single Yes or No question.

COPE Calls Again for Open Process on a New Transportation Plan