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April 9

Citizens Need COVID-19 Relief but McCallum Wants his Police

Brad West – Mayor of Port Coquitlam, “Our city is reducing the 2020 property tax increase to zero & deferring tax and utility payments to September 2nd. When you are in position to help people, I believe it’s important to do so. We’ve got our residents and businesses backs. We’ll get through this and come […]

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April 6

Temporary Use Permits

NOTICE OF MOTION by Councillor Jack Hundial Ruled Out of Order by Mayor McCallum April 6, 2020 Temporary Use Permit (TUP) –  2 Year Extension Whereas:  The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a State of Emergency call by the Province of British Columbia; and Whereas:  The City of Surrey’s Senior Management Team is now working as […]

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March 25

Call for more Communication and more Action to protect Surrey Residents

MEDIA RELEASE                                  March 23, 2020 Call for more Communication and more Action to protect Surrey Residents SURREY: To date, up to 7 of our requests for information have not been adequately responded to. The citizens of Surrey need to be better informed in this time of crisis and Surrey City Hall needs to do a […]

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February 23

Open Letter

Open Letter to: Surrey Residents Members of BC Legislative Assembly Members of Parliament Media Surrey Residents Want Input into Their Policing Surrey residents have lost confidence and trust in the process to transition from the RCMP to a Municipal Police Department due to the lack of communication and transparency.  It was acknowledged by the Solicitor […]

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January 20

Say NO to McCallum’s Police

Now is the time to speak up. Sign up and send the email (below) protesting McCallum’s poor handling of the Surrey policing issue. Doug McCallum is trying to silence the public’s feedback and ram through his police force. It’s his pet project. A Police Transition Report is now being reviewed by the provincial government in […]

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December 24

McCallum Ignores Public’s Feedback

Mayor McCallum is attempting to blast through the Policing Transition Study Report while burying the public’s feedback. In the spring of 2019, the City of Surrey held 23 public engagement events regarding policing. Apparently Doug McCallum didn’t like what the public had to say because the residents’ feedback was withheld until late in the day […]

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November 23

LET’S BE HONEST

TELLING THE TRUTH MATTERS IN SURREY’S 2020 BUDGET Let’s be honest For the second year in a row, Doug McCallum and his 4 Safe Surrey Coalition (SSC) Councillors voted against improving public safety. NO NEW RCMP RESOURCES:   √ PASS – The 2020 budget reminds everyone that McCallum and the four Councillors Guerra, Patton, Nagra and […]

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November 20

PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS IGNORED IN SURREY’S 2020 BUDGET

For the second year in a row Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition (SSC) Councillors voted against improving public safety. Their draft budget simply fails to add much-needed resources to keep our community safe. The focus needs to be on public safety and not the badge. In 2017 Surrey had one officer for every […]

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October 18

Do We Need More Liquor Stores in Surrey?

Contrary to staff recommendations, Cllr Mandeep Nagra is putting forward a motion to allow for more liquor stores to open in Surrey without public consultation and expanding into areas that are closer to residential and school zones. The public hearing for this proposal is coming this Monday night, October 21, 2019 and it appears that […]

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April 9

Citizens Need COVID-19 Relief but McCallum Wants his Police

Brad West – Mayor of Port Coquitlam, “Our city is reducing the 2020 property tax increase to zero & deferring tax and utility payments to September 2nd. When you are in position to help people, I believe it’s important to do so. We’ve got our residents and businesses backs. We’ll get through this and come […]

Read more

April 6

Temporary Use Permits

NOTICE OF MOTION by Councillor Jack Hundial Ruled Out of Order by Mayor McCallum April 6, 2020 Temporary Use Permit (TUP) –  2 Year Extension Whereas:  The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a State of Emergency call by the Province of British Columbia; and Whereas:  The City of Surrey’s Senior Management Team is now working as […]

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March 25

Call for more Communication and more Action to protect Surrey Residents

MEDIA RELEASE                                  March 23, 2020 Call for more Communication and more Action to protect Surrey Residents SURREY: To date, up to 7 of our requests for information have not been adequately responded to. The citizens of Surrey need to be better informed in this time of crisis and Surrey City Hall needs to do a […]

Read more

February 23

Open Letter

Open Letter to: Surrey Residents Members of BC Legislative Assembly Members of Parliament Media Surrey Residents Want Input into Their Policing Surrey residents have lost confidence and trust in the process to transition from the RCMP to a Municipal Police Department due to the lack of communication and transparency.  It was acknowledged by the Solicitor […]

Read more

January 20

Say NO to McCallum’s Police

Now is the time to speak up. Sign up and send the email (below) protesting McCallum’s poor handling of the Surrey policing issue. Doug McCallum is trying to silence the public’s feedback and ram through his police force. It’s his pet project. A Police Transition Report is now being reviewed by the provincial government in […]

Read more

December 24

McCallum Ignores Public’s Feedback

Mayor McCallum is attempting to blast through the Policing Transition Study Report while burying the public’s feedback. In the spring of 2019, the City of Surrey held 23 public engagement events regarding policing. Apparently Doug McCallum didn’t like what the public had to say because the residents’ feedback was withheld until late in the day […]

Read more

November 23

LET’S BE HONEST

TELLING THE TRUTH MATTERS IN SURREY’S 2020 BUDGET Let’s be honest For the second year in a row, Doug McCallum and his 4 Safe Surrey Coalition (SSC) Councillors voted against improving public safety. NO NEW RCMP RESOURCES:   √ PASS – The 2020 budget reminds everyone that McCallum and the four Councillors Guerra, Patton, Nagra and […]

Read more

November 20

PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS IGNORED IN SURREY’S 2020 BUDGET

For the second year in a row Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition (SSC) Councillors voted against improving public safety. Their draft budget simply fails to add much-needed resources to keep our community safe. The focus needs to be on public safety and not the badge. In 2017 Surrey had one officer for every […]

Read more

October 18

Do We Need More Liquor Stores in Surrey?

Contrary to staff recommendations, Cllr Mandeep Nagra is putting forward a motion to allow for more liquor stores to open in Surrey without public consultation and expanding into areas that are closer to residential and school zones. The public hearing for this proposal is coming this Monday night, October 21, 2019 and it appears that […]

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October 1

The Survey – Sept 6 – 9 2019

The Survey is below Notice in Question 5. – 64% of Surrey residents support keeping the RCMP with a local police board. When McCallum says the people are telling him they want a new Surrey Police Force he clearly isn’t talking to everyone. McCallum’s slim majority on council voted down the addition of 12 more […]

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September 20

Interesting happenings at Surrey City Hall – Watch until the end.

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