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May 26

Surrey Connect May 25th – Hundial and Locke

Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke discuss the happening at the May 25th, 2020 Surrey Council Meeting Highlights The Police Transition wasted $500,000 on a single source police database. The Safe Surrey Coalition switched positions on cannabis in mid-stream. After promising no cannabis outlets in Surrey many times during the campaign at Monday’s meeting they flip-flopped […]

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May 15

Vancouver Police Can Look to Surrey RCMP For Solutions

Chief Palmer could look to Surrey for solutions. As Vancouver Council works to get their costs under control perhaps, they should consider contracting their policing services to the RCMP.  It is challenging for all local governments to manage budgets at the best of times, but the added challenge of COVID-19 has put pressures on every […]

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April 20

Citizens need Relief – McCallum Wants his Police

What is McCallum Thinking? “We’re all finding ourselves in a time of incredible financial pressure,” said the Union of B.C. Municipalities president, Maja Tait … the mayor of the District of Sooke on Vancouver Island, is canvassing the organization’s membership on their needs. “ … households and businesses are caught in a severe financial crunch and […]

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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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April 6

Pause Non-Essential City of Surrey expenditures

Brenda Locke: Notice of Motion                                                                                                    April 6, 2020 Essential Services 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 part of the Emergency Operations Center to manage the pandemic; and Whereas: Now is […]

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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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City

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. Surrey needs a referendum on this issue. Particularly given McCallum’s recent erratic behaviour.  […]

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City

January 9

Citizens Need COVID-19 Relief but McCallum Wants his Police

What is McCallum Thinking? “We’re all finding ourselves in a time of incredible financial pressure,” said the Union of B.C. Municipalities president, Maja Tait … the mayor of the District of Sooke on Vancouver Island, is canvassing the organization’s membership on their needs. “ … households and businesses are caught in a severe financial crunch and […]

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City

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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City

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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City

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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City

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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City

September 20

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

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May 26

Surrey Connect May 25th – Hundial and Locke

Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke discuss the happening at the May 25th, 2020 Surrey Council Meeting Highlights The Police Transition wasted $500,000 on a single source police database. The Safe Surrey Coalition switched positions on cannabis in mid-stream. After promising no cannabis outlets in Surrey many times during the campaign at Monday’s meeting they flip-flopped […]

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May 15

Vancouver Police Can Look to Surrey RCMP For Solutions

Chief Palmer could look to Surrey for solutions. As Vancouver Council works to get their costs under control perhaps, they should consider contracting their policing services to the RCMP.  It is challenging for all local governments to manage budgets at the best of times, but the added challenge of COVID-19 has put pressures on every […]

Read more

April 20

Citizens need Relief – McCallum Wants his Police

What is McCallum Thinking? “We’re all finding ourselves in a time of incredible financial pressure,” said the Union of B.C. Municipalities president, Maja Tait … the mayor of the District of Sooke on Vancouver Island, is canvassing the organization’s membership on their needs. “ … households and businesses are caught in a severe financial crunch and […]

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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April 6

Pause Non-Essential City of Surrey expenditures

Brenda Locke: Notice of Motion                                                                                                    April 6, 2020 Essential Services 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 part of the Emergency Operations Center to manage the pandemic; and Whereas: Now is […]

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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. Surrey needs a referendum on this issue. Particularly given McCallum’s recent erratic behaviour.  […]

Read more

January 9

Citizens Need COVID-19 Relief but McCallum Wants his Police

What is McCallum Thinking? “We’re all finding ourselves in a time of incredible financial pressure,” said the Union of B.C. Municipalities president, Maja Tait … the mayor of the District of Sooke on Vancouver Island, is canvassing the organization’s membership on their needs. “ … households and businesses are caught in a severe financial crunch and […]

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

September 20

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

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