United Truck­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion call on new Sur­rey & Delta May­ors to live up to com­mit­ments

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Sur­rey: Fol­low­ing the elec­toral vic­to­ries of new Sur­rey Mayor-elect Doug Mccal­lum and new Delta Mayor-elect Ge­orge Harvie, the UTA is anx­ious to be­gin work on ful­fill­ment of the truck park­ing plans sub­mit­ted from each can­di­date dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign.

Due to the ef­forts of the UTA, this was the first mu­nic­i­pal elec­toral cam­paign where truck park­ing be­came an is­sue that pro­duced de­fined pol­icy pro­pos­als in writ­ing.

In the case of Mayor-elect Harvie, a meet has been promised and ac­tion with­out need for fur­ther stud­ies is forth­com­ing. More specif­i­cally, two sites for truck park­ing fa­cil­i­ties have been for­warded, and the UTA is anx­ious to flesh out next stopes with Mayor-elect Harvie and his team.

For Mayor-elect Mccal­lum, a task force has been promised to con­vene in or­der to pro­vide rec­om­men­da­tions for ac­tion within six months of as­sum­ing of­fice. The UTA ex­pects to have more de­tails fleshed out in a face-to­face meet­ing with Mayor-elect Mccal­lum be­fore the end of the year. Both of these new lead­ers have also com­mit­ted to fac­ing the UTA’S mem­ber­ship and other truck­ing stake­hold­ers in an up­com­ing meet­ing on De­cem­ber 9, 2018, ac­cord­ing to UTA spokesper­son Ga­gan Singh. “This meet­ing has been con­vened based on the newly elected May­ors and Coun­cil mem­bers show­ing up to pro­vide more de­tail about their spe­cific pol­icy pro­pos­als,” says Singh. “Un­like past elec­tions where vague prom­ises were of­ten dropped fol­low­ing the elec­tion cam­paign, the UTA has these com­mit­ments in writ­ing, and we in­tend to hold those who made such prom­ises to ac­count.”

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