Councillor Geoff Meggs was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014. He has put a strong focus on transportation issues, working on the city’s cycling infrastructure, advocating for rapid transit investment and advancing the case for improved passenger rail links, including high speed rail, on the Cascadia corridor. He has also been deeply involved in Vancouver’s affordable housing program, which has led to a dramatic increase in the construction of rental housing.
An award-winning journalist and author, Meggs’ career has combined senior leadership positions in government and the labour movement. He was chief of staff to Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell during the debate that led to the construction of Vancouver’s enormously successful Canada Line in the run-up to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
As a city councillor, he has served as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, a director of Metro Vancouver, and Mayor Gregor Robertson’s alternate on the Translink Mayors’ Council, the top governing body for the region. In that capacity, he is currently a member of the joint working group of the Mayor’s Council and the Translink board considering options for mobility or road pricing to fund future road and transit investments.