Late last month, Mayor Dianne Watts and her Surrey First councillors approved a large urban subdivision in our quiet Grandview Heights suburban neighbourhood.
They did this despite area residents overwhelmingly rejecting the proposal because it sets an ugly precedent that will only encourage developers to divvy up our area.
Only Coun. Barinder Rasode stood up for our neighbourhood.
The only potential protection council offered us from further piecemeal overdevelopment consists of a nonsensical addition to our General Land Use Plan. Ironically, the GLUP is one of several policies council ignored to force this on us.
Given the perception that city hall has traditionally been in bed with the development community, perhaps next time we will elect councillors with no history of incestuous relationships with developers.
Gary Cameron, Surrey