Building The Surrey Of Tomorrow Starts October 20: Tom Gill
“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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