The best political leader in the country, bar none, is Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.
She has now publicly chosen light rail as the best and only feasible and affordable transportation addition for Surrey and district. The mayors of White Rock and Langley agree.
The cost of at-ground light rail is ONE TENTH that of the hideous mistaken eyesore known as SkyTrain.
To quote Mayor Watts, "At-grade rail is cost-effective and efficient, and would not only create a new transportation option, but also increase economic development and improve quality of life."
Not only that, but Mayor Watts wants this plan to be ratified within days or months and wants construction to begin ASAP.
I know of no other political leader with her good common sense, her feel for the pulse of the community and her willingness to speak and act directly.