An open letter to the City of Surrey.
Last spring, city bylaw officers seized $200 worth of advertising signs we had placed on city property.
The signs were promoting an art show by a local non-profit organization.
I was told by the bylaw department that the law applied equally to everyone, though I mentioned countless numbers of other signs which remained on city property.
I was told that the metal “H” type of stakes we had used were an issue because of a pending lawsuit against the city.
Since that time, I have seen the same type of signs and stakes used by the city itself to promote events in the city.
The first two were events at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre.
The latest was the “Voting Place” signs the city used last week to indicate polling stations for the election.
And, of course, there has been a proliferation of the same type of signs erected by candidates for office.
How many of these signs were seized by city bylaw officers?
Where is the justice?
Sandra Wagstaff, Surrey