Derek Corrigan replaces Gregor Robertson as chair of mayors’ council


Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan has replaced Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson as chair of The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation.

The council held an election on Thursday for the one-year term positions of chair and vice-chair.

Executive director Michael Buda says Corrigan and Robertson were nominated for the position of chair, however Corrigan won the majority of votes.

For vice-chair, District of North Vancouver mayor Richard Walton and New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté were both nominated, with Walton winning. Walton takes over from Surrey mayor Linda Hepner.

The new chair and vice-chair assume their positions on Jan. 1.

The Mayors’ Council is made up of representatives from each of the 21 municipalities within the transportation service region, as well as Electoral Area ‘A’ and the Tsawwassen First Nation. It appoints the majority of members on the TransLink board.

It also performs regulatory oversight functions related to short-term fares, customer survey and complaint processes, sale of major facilities and assets, and director and executive compensation levels.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

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