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Mayor and councillors to do telephone town hall tonight

March 2 2015

“With two weeks until ballots get mailed to local residents, Vancouver City Council is making the case directly to voters about why we support a ‘Yes’ vote in the transit plebiscite.” – Mayor Gregor Robertson

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As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the upcoming transit and transportation plebiscite, Mayor Gregor Robertson, and councillors George Affleck and Adriane Carr will take part in a telephone town hall with Vancouver residents this evening.

The telephone town hall will be moderated by award-winning former radio host and journalist Bill Good.

Council makes the case for a 'Yes' vote

“With two weeks until ballots get mailed to local residents, Vancouver City Council is making the case directly to voters about why we support a ‘Yes’ vote in the transit plebiscite,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “With our region growing by one million more residents in the next two decades, we need to invest in better transit and transportation. We want to inform voters about what’s at stake and encourage them to get out and vote.

“I’m pleased to be joined tonight by Councillors Carr and Affleck, both of whom strongly support a ‘Yes’ vote. Vancouver City Council is unanimous in our belief that a ‘Yes’ vote is the best thing we can do to grow our economy, protect our environment and cut traffic gridlock in Metro.

Town hall begins at 7:00pm

The telephone town hall will involve phoning thousands of Vancouver residents at 7:00pm, and will go to 8:00pm.

Participants can listen in, take poll questions, and ask questions live, moderated by Bill Good.

Learn more about the referendum

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Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Referendum

Until May 29, vote on a proposed funding source for regional transportation projects that will reduce congestion, and keep people and the economy moving.