– Surrey Needs to Focus on Fiscal Responsibility and Enhancing City-Building Infrastructure
Surrey Mayor and Council voted in favor of keeping the RCMP in Surrey on November 14.
“We are pleased that the Surrey City Council has made this decision,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “We have advocated for keeping the RCMP in Surrey because we have always been concerned with the impact the transition would have on taxes and public safety to Surrey and to the rest of BC.”
“Surrey is going to be the largest city in BC and has experienced many financial challenges as a result of the pandemic, extreme weather events, supply chain issues, inflation, and geo-political strife. Increasing costs for a new police service would prevent our city from investing in city-building projects, infrastructure, and corresponding services our city needs. We need to focus on a renewed economic and jobs plan for Surrey.”
“We hope to see increased investments into the Surrey RCMP budget and other public safety and community infrastructure. Further, we urge the BC Government to respond and take immediate action on this urgent, pivotal time in Surrey, in our province and in our nation. Public safety matters to business.”
Read the full corporate report here: https://www.surrey.ca/sites/ default/files/corporate- reports/CR_2022-R199.pdf
Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342, firstname.lastname@example.org