SURREY/SARAJEVO – Surrey has probably one of the worst crime stats and periods in Canada, with great potential to become permanent crime capital of Canada. Current city administration has managed to made no significant nor real effort to tackle problem in front of them. Their inability to comprehensively deal with it made complete situation much worse than it was suppose to be. Empty promises and invested time in wrong actions proved them absolutely unworthy of support which they received on elections in 2014. Continue reading
Municipal elections last year were a chance for Surrey to move away from it’s already established history as one of the least secure cities in the province of British Columbia. Unfortunately that chance was greatly missed by municipal administration which was elected by wide majority. As it was already said here Surrey today has it’s own version of Stephen Harper, closed and silent leader, in face of Mayor of Surrey Linda Hepner.
Surrey RCMP reported on Wednesday fourth shooting in just 24 hours, all four connected and happened in one of the most mentioned areas in the city – Newton. Community spent countless hours, days and months warning that substantial and concrete action should be taken in effort to change overall crime situation in Surrey, but during a last elections campaign municipal politicians told voters that Surrey doesn’t have crime problems.
City of Surrey Council will finally held a meeting following unusually long break at the start of the year. While Council in general was at the break, public was interested in two particular stories related to a City Councilor and upcoming transportation referendum. More on these two stories you can read here at Surrey604.com. Continue reading
Many Surrey residents are concerned about two very different issues. The first is legal action against City Councillor Tom Gill in a private case related to his publicly stated comments about a local business man. The Second is the issue of funding a “Yes” campaign for the upcoming plebiscite on transportation.
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During last year election campaign numerous candidates for Mayor and for Council stepped up to expressed their care and concern about Surrey future. That care and concerned lasted shorter than political campaign fought at the end of November. Today some two months after election waste majority of those who fought for the place at the City Hall is back to silence and anonymity. Many of the would probably come back in four years to tell to community how much and how deeply they care for it. Being concerned and outspoken fighter for a community can not be part-time role, it must be full-time role 365 days a year with or without position at the City Hall.