Oh, to live in Surrey
I never thought the day would come when I would say I envy the citizens of Surrey—but that day arrived on a recent morning. When the citizens of Lower Sapperton opposed changes to the Official Community Plan in our neighbourhood, which would facilitate the expansion of the Elizabeth Fry Society, city council turned a blind eye to our concerns. Instead they listened to the developer and people from outside the area.
But in Surrey, Mayor Dianne Watts had the courage to stand up to the casino lobby, saying, “we’re elected by the residents of Surrey. You have to take that voice into consideration.”
Here we can only dream of having such an enlightened elected official.