Washougal wants to level the playing field when it comes to the composition of the C-Tran board.
With a unanimous vote Monday, Washougal councilmembers opted for a proposal that would give Vancouver and Clark County two votes, take away their bloc veto, and give one vote each to Camas, Washougal and Battle Ground. La Center and Yacolt would share a seat.
Councilman Brent Boger did not vote, citing a possible conflict of interest because he’s an attorney for the city of Vancouver.
Right now, the C-Tran board has nine voting members: three Vancouver City Council representatives, three Clark County commissioners, and three seats shared in pairs by Camas/Washougal, La Center/Ridgefield and Battle Ground/Yacolt. The board also includes a nonvoting labor representative.
A big sticking point was the bloc veto, which councilmembers consider unfair to small cities.