Anyone looking at their property tax bill and wondering why Surrey’s taxes are rocketing upward at an uncontrollable rate need only look at the recent Peace Arch News for the explanation.
Nearly five full pages of advertisements from the City of Surrey, only one small part of which could be considered a required public notice. Beyond the cost of the advertisements, we can surmise there are dozens of city employees involved in organizing and publicizing these events.
While it may be nice to have so many social events, it is not what I want to see my tax dollars spent on.
Surrey still has not provided even a single four-lane road connecting South Surrey to the rest of the city. Traffic from South Surrey crosses over a 1944 vintage war surplus Bailey bridge that should be in a museum. It is time for a civic group to step forward to stop the egregious waste that has flowered under the current mayor.
Ed Beauregard, Surrey