Build­ing The Sur­rey Of To­mor­row Starts Oc­to­ber 20: Tom Gill

The Miracle - - Civic Election -

“It’s time for the next gen­er­a­tion of com­mu­nity lead­er­ship to step up and de­liver the fu­ture we want for Sur­rey fam­i­lies.” Sur­rey, BC (Oct 10, 2018): Sur­rey First may­oral can­di­date Tom Gill and his team re­leased their 15-page plat­form to­day as a “blue­print” for the Sur­rey of to­mor­row. With 10 days to go be­fore the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion on Oc­to­ber 20th Gill said the plat­form puts em­pha­sizes pub­lic safety, more com­mu­nity ameni­ties for fam­i­lies, af­ford­able hous­ing op­tions, bet­ter tran­sit and a more ap­proach­able city hall. “We have a big de­ci­sion to make this elec­tion,” said Gill, an ac­coun­tant and chair of the city’s fi­nance com­mit­tee. “On elec­tion day we can keep mov­ing for­ward or turn back the clock. These are ex­cit­ing times for Sur­rey and we’re def­i­nitely not the city we were a gen­er­a­tion ago. Peo­ple like what they see here, which is why 300 fam­i­lies move to Sur­rey ev­ery month. We’ve ac­com­plished a lot but there’s still plenty of work to do. It’s time for the next gen­er­a­tion of com­mu­nity lead­er­ship to step up and de­liver the fu­ture we want for Sur­rey fam­i­lies.” While the en­tire Sur­rey First plat­form avail­able high­lights • •Five-year, Pub­lic on­line in­clude: Safety: $50 at mil­lion sur­rey­first.ca, pub­lic safety plat­form in­ter­ven­tion that and in­cludes en­force­ment. pre­ven­tion, •125 •More new anti-gang po­lice of­fi­cers. pro­grams for kids, in­clud­ing free ac­cess to pools, gyms and rinks for chil­dren and teens. •Create a Sur­rey Po­lice Board, en­sur­ing more lo­cal au­thor­ity, con­trol and ac­count­abil­ity. •Po­lice ser­vices re­view, en­sur­ing right re­sources and tools for polic­ing Sur­rey to­day. •Ref­er­en­dum on a made-in-Sur­rey po­lice de­part­ment. •Work­ing with other cities to ban hand­guns. • Hous­ing: • Create a City Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion to con­struct long-term af­ford­able hous­ing. • Work with the Co-op­er­a­tive Hous­ing Fed­er­a­tion of BC (CHF BC) to sup­port Com­mu­nity Land Trust de­vel­op­ment in Sur­rey. •De­velop pur­pose-built rental ac­com­mo­da­tions through­out Sur­rey. • Fast-track per­mits to four weeks for tenant suite re­pairs.

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