The Safe Surrey Coalition has heard from residents during the election campaign that they cannot afford property tax increases while inflation is skyrocketing.
Keeping this in mind, Mayor Doug McMallum and his SSC team are committing to freezing property taxes for the next 4 years at 2.9%. That is well below the 7% expected rate of inflation.
According to SSC "It continues the proven track record of Doug McCallum and his team on council. They held the line at 2.9% during their past term, even during the pandemic. This is a remarkable achievement that was not matched by any other municipality in the Lower Mainland. Surrey is at the bottom third in the Lower Mainland when it comes to property taxes"
The SSC wants to work in partnership with higher levels of government, so that the City of Surrey will also be able to secure infrastructure funding for SkyTrain to Newton, several new community centers with pools, and build new road infrastructure without placing a burden on Surrey taxpayers.
The municipal election is taking place on October 15th. There are 8 candidates who have thrown their name in the hat vying for the city's top job.
“ABC is proud to be running the most qualified team of candidates in this election. Our team has the skill and experience needed to address the major challenges we see at City Hall today”-Ken Sim, ABC Mayoral Candidate
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