Gabriola will vote tomorrow (Saturday Feb 13) on whether they want to fund a public transit system and how much tax they’re willing to pay for this service.
The bylaw is written so that increases can be implemented within the program without having to go back to the electorate for another referendum which cost around 20 thousand dollars to hold.
The total impact on ratepayers works out to about 37 dollars on a 3 hundred thousand dollar home.
If Nanaimo Regional District Area B residents vote against a referendum to support transit operations on Gabriola Island then the buses will stop running there at the end of May.
As many as 3 hundred people ride the bus that runs on Gabriola Island each week.