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LETTERS: Little so far from Surrey mayoral candidates in way of policies

Editor:

A number of people have indicated a desire to be mayor of Surrey, but so far have indicated little in the way of policies.

So, to help things along, here is what will get my vote: a housing policy that will be based on building communities with amenities such as green space where children can actually experience the outdoors; building houses where solar panels are mandatory; including space for schools, medical and social services and small business ahead of house construction; limiting the size of in-fill housing to that of existing residences; planting more trees than are being cut down.

These are actually quite modest demands but are very different than the current policy of cramming as many houses as possible in any available space.

Should a new mayor of Surrey recognize that the city is too big to provide adequate citizen representation and hand over everything south of Highway 10 to White Rock, then so much the better.

As this is unlikely to happen then at least a pledge from a new mayor to actually recognize that Semiahmoo First Nation and the city of White Rock exist would be new and exciting.

Finally, as the world burns around us, perhaps someone will state that Surrey becoming the most populous city in the Lower Mainland is nowhere near as important than Surrey becoming the leader in dealing with climate change.

Peter Ferris, Surrey

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