Stephen Rees does a nice job of capturing the Kafka-esque absurdity that the mayors find themselves in the middle of, as they try to get the Evergreen Line built one way or another.  The money’s not there to build the line.  So the mayors want the province’s permission to levy new taxes, so the mayors can raise the money to build the line.  The province says no.  But then, if the province won’t let the mayors raise new money to build the line, why not save $400 million by building the line as some kind of light rail instead of light metro?  The province says no to that too.  So, really, what sort of solution would the province accept?