What happens if we vote “no”?

The Runner

… Malcolm Brodie, mayor of Richmond, thinks that a “no” vote would be problematic.

“I think that it will be a complete and utter disaster,” says Brodie. “Without the added transportation and transit detailed in the vision, if we don’t have that, our situation is going to very rapidly deteriorate.”

“it [would be a] huge cost to the congestion that we already have, and with another million people coming in the next couple of decades, it’s just going to get worse. A very compelling reason to why we’re supporting it, in my mind, is because we have some air quality targets, and motor vehicles are one of the largest polluters of our air shaft. We’re going to do further damage to our environment.” …

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“C” is for controversy in Richmond

CKNW

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie isn’t all too impressed with his city right now after the latest sign debacle.

“I am really disappointed to hear of such items being sold anywhere in Richmond.”

This coming in after he found out about Super Garage in Aberdeen Centre selling yellow “C” decals that say Chinese Driver–much like you would see on the back of a learner or new driver’s car. …

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Hazy future as dredging wraps up

Delta Optimist

As the port authority and all three levels of government marked completion of the dredging of the Fraser River’s secondary channels last week, others were left wondering what will happen next. Port Metro Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester, MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, provincial Transportation Minister Todd Stone, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie all touted the work done by $10-million program to clear local waterways, which had been filling with sediment for more than a decade. …

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Richmond townhall highlights transit service shortfalls

News 1130

People calling into a Richmond phone-in townhall say service in their city is a major concern when it comes to transit.

The city needs the transit infrastructure for many reasons according to Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who admitted more lines going east-west are a priority. …

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BC’s refusal to reform TransLink raises mayor’s ire

The Globe and Mail

The B.C. Transportation Minister’s declaration this week that he won’t reform the Vancouver-region transportation authority has complicated efforts to win voter approval for a new tax to pay for transit expansion, says a Vancouver-area mayor…

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