Pink line seeks director

Ligne rose cherche directeur

Photo: Valérian Mazataud The Duty
The mayor Valérie Plant has announced the creation of a project office for the pink line, which will have a budget of $ 1 million.

Montreal is seeking a director to lead the project office of the pink line of the metro and offers a salary up to 173 000 $ for this post.

The description of tasks contained in the job offer published on the website of the City indicates that the person chosen should ensure the ” success of the mission of the Office “, to conduct studies related to the project and represent the City in the office of studies established by the regional Authority of metropolitan transport (ARTM).

The candidate must also hold a university degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, administration or any other field deemed relevant in addition to having at least ten years of experience in the field of mobility and the management of projects.

The proposed salary ranges from 115 428 $ to a maximum of up to 173 152 $. Remember that the salary of the mayor Plant is around 168 000 $. Interested persons have until 3 December to submit their application.

Last month, the mayor Valerie Plant had announced the creation of a project office for the pink line, which will have a budget of $ 1 million, and this, despite the reservations of the new prime minister François Legault in respect of this metro line. The chief caquiste favours rather the implementation of a tramway to connect the east end of Montreal city centre and provides dedicated investment of $ 1.8 billion.

The tram

During the debates surrounding the adoption of the budget of 2019 in the City of Montreal on Wednesday, the opposition has submitted an amendment for the creation of a project office for the tram. This office would have replaced one of the pink line, and would have benefited from a budget of $ 1 million.

“It is a choice that reflects the common sense when one recognizes the orientations of the new government of quebec,” noted the head of the Whole Montreal, Lionel Perez, while recognizing that it was necessary to find solutions to the saturation of the orange line of the metro.

“We may think small, but we can think big,” retorted the mayor Plant. “I think all Montrealers and Montreal, regardless of where they live, have a right to options. “She has indicated that, over the next few weeks, it would have the development agreement in the east of Montreal has entered into with the government of Quebec and in which it will be a question of mobility and economic development. “We can try to put ourselves in opposition with the new government, but it, it’s just in your head, because it’s going very well. “

The amendment was rejected by the majority in the city council.

Adopted Budget

In the late afternoon Wednesday, the city council has finally adopted the budget in 2019, the City as well as the three year capital works Program (TCWP) 2019-2021 37 votes to 19. The elected members of the opposition of the Whole Montreal voted against it, denouncing the increase of expenditures and the growth of the debt.

Remember that this budget of $ 5.7 billion — or 4.3 % more than the previous year — includes tax increases averaging 1.7% for the owners in montreal at the residential sector.

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