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August 6

PODCAST: August 6th, 2020

PODCAST: August 6th, 2020 – Brenda & Jack on the issues This is part of an ongoing series of PODCASTS created by Councillors Brenda Locke and Jack Hundial to connect with residents and explain the issues. August 06, 2020 00:30 – New Surrey Police Board 02:50 – Update on the Surrey Homeless & Housing Society […]

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August 6

PODCAST: Special Guest Diane Watts re: Surrey Development Corp

A Conversation with Diane Watts re: Surrey Development Corp July 20, 2020   00:00 – Intro 01:18 – Diane on the history of the Surrey Development Corporation 06:10 – SDC was an organization of professionals 07:30 – Employment & Land Strategy 12:10 – Regressing back to 2005 12:50 – Revenues from the SDC business model […]

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July 28

PODCAST: July 27th Council Meeting Recap

PODCAST: July 27th Council Meeting July 28, 2020 00:20 – Technical difficulties was really a noisy Keep the RCMP in Surrey Rally outside 01:20 – McCallum’s rude behavior as the meeting chair 02:45 – National Police Federation Marketing the reality of the transition costs 03:50 – Surrey Police Board Meets for secret training on July […]

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July 14

PODCAST: July 13th Council Meeting Recap

July 13th Council Meeting Recap with Jack & Brenda July 15, 2020 01:00 – IT recording fail   03:00 – Supportive Housing in Newton   10:00 – Issues with Opening of Ice Sheets in Surrey – A Notice of Motion by Jack Hundial   13:00 – Risk Management RCMP currently paid by Fed Gov’t, SPD […]

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July 7

PODCAST: Guest Diane Watts regarding local issues

PODCAST with Diane Watts, Jack & Brenda July 07, 2020 Jack and Brenda discuss local issues with Diane Watts. 00:40 Road Levy Tax – road maintenance & safety 05:00 Infrastructure demands in a fast growing city 07:50 Surrey Volunteers 12:20 Back to managing population growth 17:00 Policing complexity – diversity of the city need to […]

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June 30

PODCAST: June 29th Council Meeting Recap

Jack and Brenda recap the June 2 00:25 – Homeless & Housing Society (HHS) history & finances – board of directors 03:30 – McCallum’s misinformation & reckless dismissal of the HHS board 13:20 – Brenda’s Team Project – prepared 12,000+ meals during COVID 16:50 – Temporary Use Permits 20:00 – Open & closed council meetings […]

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June 16

Surrey Connect June 15th – Hundial and Locke

An interesting discussion after the council meeting regarding what is being cut to pave the way for McCallum’s pet project the SPD. Many people would prefer different choices.

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June 14

Notice of Motion June 15, 2020

Notice of Motion June 15, 2020   Whereas:  Minister of Labour Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey Newton stated “There has to be transparency, there has to be accountability,” Bain’s said. “People need to know what the impact will be, both financially and security wise and safety wise, and how the transition will take place. I […]

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June 2

It Doesn’t Add Up

From the Article in the Surrey Now-Leader The offending tweets and Facebook post were posted  Friday (May 29) on the Safe Surrey Coalition’s social media accounts. Safe Surrey Coalition Councillor Laurie Guerra, who said she doesn’t use Twitter anymore, said she didn’t see the posts before they were taken down, but was made aware through […]

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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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August 6

PODCAST: August 6th, 2020

PODCAST: August 6th, 2020 – Brenda & Jack on the issues This is part of an ongoing series of PODCASTS created by Councillors Brenda Locke and Jack Hundial to connect with residents and explain the issues. August 06, 2020 00:30 – New Surrey Police Board 02:50 – Update on the Surrey Homeless & Housing Society […]

Read more

August 6

PODCAST: Special Guest Diane Watts re: Surrey Development Corp

A Conversation with Diane Watts re: Surrey Development Corp July 20, 2020   00:00 – Intro 01:18 – Diane on the history of the Surrey Development Corporation 06:10 – SDC was an organization of professionals 07:30 – Employment & Land Strategy 12:10 – Regressing back to 2005 12:50 – Revenues from the SDC business model […]

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July 28

PODCAST: July 27th Council Meeting Recap

PODCAST: July 27th Council Meeting July 28, 2020 00:20 – Technical difficulties was really a noisy Keep the RCMP in Surrey Rally outside 01:20 – McCallum’s rude behavior as the meeting chair 02:45 – National Police Federation Marketing the reality of the transition costs 03:50 – Surrey Police Board Meets for secret training on July […]

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July 14

PODCAST: July 13th Council Meeting Recap

July 13th Council Meeting Recap with Jack & Brenda July 15, 2020 01:00 – IT recording fail   03:00 – Supportive Housing in Newton   10:00 – Issues with Opening of Ice Sheets in Surrey – A Notice of Motion by Jack Hundial   13:00 – Risk Management RCMP currently paid by Fed Gov’t, SPD […]

Read more

July 7

PODCAST: Guest Diane Watts regarding local issues

PODCAST with Diane Watts, Jack & Brenda July 07, 2020 Jack and Brenda discuss local issues with Diane Watts. 00:40 Road Levy Tax – road maintenance & safety 05:00 Infrastructure demands in a fast growing city 07:50 Surrey Volunteers 12:20 Back to managing population growth 17:00 Policing complexity – diversity of the city need to […]

Read more

June 30

PODCAST: June 29th Council Meeting Recap

Jack and Brenda recap the June 2 00:25 – Homeless & Housing Society (HHS) history & finances – board of directors 03:30 – McCallum’s misinformation & reckless dismissal of the HHS board 13:20 – Brenda’s Team Project – prepared 12,000+ meals during COVID 16:50 – Temporary Use Permits 20:00 – Open & closed council meetings […]

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June 16

Surrey Connect June 15th – Hundial and Locke

An interesting discussion after the council meeting regarding what is being cut to pave the way for McCallum’s pet project the SPD. Many people would prefer different choices.

Read more

June 14

Notice of Motion June 15, 2020

Notice of Motion June 15, 2020   Whereas:  Minister of Labour Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey Newton stated “There has to be transparency, there has to be accountability,” Bain’s said. “People need to know what the impact will be, both financially and security wise and safety wise, and how the transition will take place. I […]

Read more

June 2

It Doesn’t Add Up

From the Article in the Surrey Now-Leader The offending tweets and Facebook post were posted  Friday (May 29) on the Safe Surrey Coalition’s social media accounts. Safe Surrey Coalition Councillor Laurie Guerra, who said she doesn’t use Twitter anymore, said she didn’t see the posts before they were taken down, but was made aware through […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

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