I have seen several sprinkling violations in my area of South Surrey, namely between 160 and 172 streets, from Mountain View Drive to 24 Avenue.
I finally got mad enough to call the city bylaws department. This is a complete exercise in futility. To state that you get the runaround is an understatement. You get transferred around in a circle, as if you were handing them a hot potato.
My observation is that the emphasis is on parking violators at local hospitals, where you are a cash cow for the city as you get a medical procedure done or you are visiting a sick loved one.
Meanwhile, Delta has empowered their bylaw officer with the power to issue $400 tickets to violators!
What is Surrey doing, with 800 warnings issued, only four fines levied, and the amount of the fine is not disclosed?
(Editor’s note: As of last week, Surrey handed out four $250-fines, but said more were expected now that stage 3 water-use restrictions had been announced by Metro Vancouver.)
I am very disappointed with our new mayor and council. As the second largest city in the Lower Mainland, our draw on the water resource is significant and we need to step up and do better.
Robin Ballard, Surrey