LETTERS: Surrey ‘no’ vote spoke volumes

It was refreshing to see that the taxpayers have spoken with a resounding “no”.


It was refreshing to see that the taxpayers have spoken with a resounding “no” to a sales-tax increase to fund any TransLink expansion (Voters reject transit tax, July 3).

Perhaps the B.C. government will now restructure TransLink as it should have been long ago.

TransLink incompetence has been demonstrated time and again, with financial waste, including paying the Vancouver and Surrey mayors to provide absolutely no value (Metro mayors pick Hepner, Jan. 20), and wasting taxpayer funds to build their kingdoms.

In Surrey, the huge outcry for the ‘no’ vote was as much a protest against Mayor Linda Hepner and her council as it was for no sales-tax increases. Her inability to deal with such things as crime, bylaw enforcement and non-stop townhouse development is appalling, while the endless expenditures which provide no value to the Surrey populace continue.

It will be interesting to witness what new taxes/fees Surrey will come up with to provide additional funding for Hepner’s projects, because reaching into taxpayers’ pockets once again is a certainty.

R. Conley, Surrey



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