Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Surrey council does not listen
The Peacearch News is reporting that "Surrey council does not listen to citizens or community groups. That was the resounding message at a May 3 “Surrey Community Leaders” forum, say its organizers. It was identified as the number one community issue in Surrey by 93 per cent of representatives who attended the forum, from 16 Surrey neighbourhood associations and eight environmental groups." No kidding. From Hawthorne park to the LRT to Campbell heights, Surrey council does not listen. That's why we need to elect a new slate. Linda Hepner's day is done.
On that note, the Peacearch News is also reporting that "One of the civic parties that intends to challenge the reigning Surrey First party has announced its slate of candidates for the upcoming civic election, which doesn’t include a mayoral candidate. Surrey Community Alliance (SCA) has revealed its five city council candidates, and lone school board candidate."
I don't know everyone in that slate are but I do know Doug Elford and I certainly can support him for Surrey City Council. He is a front line crime activist from Newton. As I previously said, I also support Roslyn Cassells for a seat on Surrey Council. We'll see who else steps up to the plate. I'm just glad Steve Pettigrew isn't part of the Surrey Community Alliance slate. That protects their credibility. I'm going to have to read up on the others.
For me, the Translink Tax Fraud and the LRT scam in Surrey are primary election issues. I want to know how the candidates stand on that. Linda Hepner lied about the costs of LRT. Extending Skytrain to Newton would be an easy task. People who drive cars prefer Skytrain because Skytrain does not impede traffic. Reverting 104th Avenue to a single lane of traffic from Guildford to Surrey Place would be an infrastructure nightmare. We need to start using common sense.
Four-year-old Surrey City Hall lobby getting upgraded
The Peacearch News is reporting that Linda Hepner's brand new ivory tower is getting an upgrade already. This is tax fruad. Surrey First has been Surrey's Worst for fiscal responsibility.