Even members of the TransLink mayors council consider their meetings a waste of time. It’s a “circus,” said West Vancouver’s Mike Smith. Why? “The only opportunity we have to ask questions about it is in the mayors meetings, but it is kind of after the fact,” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore. “Sometimes it feels as though we are not really part of what’s going on.” Of course, they still went, and still cashed their $500 per meeting cheques.