Mayor McCal­lum and City Coun­cil ap­prove free park­ing on streets around Sur­rey Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal and at City Hall Parkade

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Sur­rey, BC – At tonight’s reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing, City Coun­cil unan­i­mously ap­proved two hour free park­ing for on­street park­ing around Sur­rey Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal (SMH) and at the City Hall Parkade. “I firmly be­lieved that peo­ple vis­it­ing their loved ones at Sur­rey Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal should not pay for park­ing, nor should our cit­i­zens have to pay to park their ve­hi­cles when con­duct­ing busi­ness at their “house,” which is City Hall,” said Mayor Doug McCal­lum. “This was a prom­ise that my team and I cam­paigned on and we have taken im­me­di­ate ac­tion to de­liver on it.” With Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion tonight, the 103 on-street pay park­ing spa­ces around SMH and up to 165 spa­ces for the pub­lic at the City Hall Parkade are free of charge for the first two hours for vis­i­tors. The two hour time limit has been im­ple­mented in or­der to en­sure that the spots are be­ing uti­lized as in­tended and dis­cour­age ex­ter­nal users, such as parkand-ride, from oc­cu­py­ing the stalls for an ex­tended length of time.

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