CityCaucus, Georgia Straight comment on Dec 16 Metro Van choices for board chair, vice-chair today has a good article on the Dec 16 Metro Board meeting and importance of decisions to be made there. Excerpt: “Despite operating budgets in the billions, Metro Vancouver is the level of local government that has virtually no accountability to voters. This is due to the fact that all directors are appointed at the discretion of governing mayors and councils. However, with the election of new leadership at the board on Friday, and the replacement of the powerful Chief Administrative Officer in the spring, perhaps it’s time to engage on the big changes taking place at the regional district offices.” Read more here:

Charlie Smith in the Georgia Straight gives a quick summary on December 12, 2011, of persons who may be vying for board chair and vice-chair positions, as well as the structure of the Metro Vancouver board.

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