This is great news! Although I gather from the twitterverse that there is some disagreement about whether the vote was 9-2 or 10-1.
A great comment from The Record’s article by NailedVision (yes, a funny and intelligent comment from there!):
Coming tax hikes:Prepare yourself now
As this LRT fiasco is un-democratically voted through by our elected officials we will all be facing the burden of massive tax increases. If we look to past eras of economic hardship, the Great Depression and the two World Wars for example, we can glean this bit of wisdom from their experiences of hardship: we need to sacrifice. We need to start thinking of how we can change our daily habits NOW. The daily cost to the average resident is significant: it is estimated at $0.48. It can be overwhelming thinking of how to afford this burden. Here is some advice. Use alternate means of transportation like walking, cycling or transit to reduce fuel costs. Don’t upsize your fast food meal or, for the health conscious fast food gourmand, forgo that $10 salad and make your own at home. Engage in less vice be it fine wine, imported beer, or lotto/proline. Make your venti latte a grande, or if you’re bold, switch to coffee. The future is uncertain, but if you start to make changes today, you will persevere