On 27 February I had the pleasure of welcoming Councilmember Ty Stober to Sydney Town Hall. Ty has been holidaying in Australia and was keen to catch up with me to talk about the similarities and differences between the City of Sydney and Vancouver, Washington City Government.
We also took a ride on the light rail down George Street. They have been lobbying for light rail to come across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Currently the city of Vancouver relies heavily on a bus rapid transit system and an expanded light rail system would enhance public transport options for residents and visitors.
For more information about Vancouver, Washington (not Canada!), check out their website: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/