TransLink transparency changes wait on the province
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TransLink board chairwoman Marcella Szel says there won’t be any further discussions of opening up the authority’s board of directors meetings until the province decides to appoint its two directors.
She said on Wednesday the board has already “expanded” its transparency by posting board decisions in the form of meeting minutes online.
The next milestone in TransLink changes is in June, when the region’s mayors — who are also entitled to two seats on the board of directors — are expected to outline a funding plan.
“We want to make sure we include all board members in the decision … hopefully this will be in the very near future,” she said.
“Probably the next step might be to have open or partially open meetings … we make all of our decisions transparent already on the website. I suppose the difference would be someone could certainly sit in the room if they want to watch us make those decisions.”
She added there is a short portion of each meeting that is currently open to the public. The next meeting is on July 18.