Sarah Blyth says park board is for the rich, old, or childless
According to the City of Vancouver website, the seven elected park board commissioners "set the vision and policy that guides the Board's services and programs".
As well, the park board "listens to residents and acts as their voice to ensure that Vancouver parks and recreation remain accessible and sustainable".
For doing this job, each commissioner is paid $8,000 and allowed $4,000 in expenses per year. For the park board chair, the stipend is $10,000 and the expense allowance is $5,000.
It appears that after two terms on the board, including a stint as chair, Vision Vancouver park commissioner Sarah Blyth, who is not seeking reelection, feels that a few requirements were left out of the job description.
In contrast, NPA park commissioner Melissa De Genova doesn't seem to think any barriers exist to people holding down a park board commish job.
However, the last I heard, De Genova was gunning for a seat on council, where they make $67,994 per year.