LETTERS: Wrong numbers

I received a recorded call from a lady identifying herself as mayor, stating I was invited to a “telephone town hall meeting.”


Last week I received a recorded call from a lady identifying herself as Linda Hepner, mayor of Surrey, stating that I was invited to a “telephone town hall meeting.”

As a matter of principle, I do not respond to these calls.

Two days later another recorded call: “You are now connected to the town hall meeting.” I hung up.

Newspapers report that one of the mayors told the callers they were only given a choice to have a referendum by June 2015 or wait until the next municipal elections in 2018. Why did the mayors not tell the B.C. government they are not prepared to get them off the hook? Does the government have the right to force the mayors to come up with solutions to the traffic fiasco?

Wolfgang Schmitz, White Rock

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An open letter to Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner.

I just got off the phone with the White Rock RCMP about getting a restraining order from pestering phone calls from you waking me up at night. For the last three nights in a row, I have received automated phone calls from you asking me to come to your open-house forum so that you can convince me to vote ‘yes’ to paying more taxes for a half-baked plebiscite that most likely will not surcease once the job is completed.

I go to bed at 8 p.m. every night so I can go to work at 5 a.m. I do not appreciate these futile calls just as I am nodding off.

I am not even a citizen of Surrey.

I find your calls at night annoying, at present futile and somewhat desperate. Please stop calling me!

Jay W. Heakes, White Rock



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