Surrey, B.C. — As property tax bills arrive ahead of their July 1 due date, Surrey homeowners are reminded of the rising and unknown costs of the proposed police transition.
In addition to a 2.9% City-announced property tax increase, homeowners are again facing the homeowner levy, which is dedicated to funding the proposed new police service and which tripled from $100 to $300 in 2021.
Surrey, B.C. — Many Surrey residents are receiving BC Assessment’s mailers sharing the assessed market value of their residential property as of July 1, 2021. This new assessed value will form the basis for municipal property taxes in 2022.
SURREY, BC – The City of Surrey will finally release its 2022-2026 budget for review by taxpayers and the public today, prior to a Council vote to be held on Christmas Eve. This plan, however, does not include the typical Corporate Reports that provides further details on sustained and increased budgets, spending and tax implications for residents and business owners.
Surrey, B.C. — This morning, the Surrey Police Service announced the deployment of 29 officers who will ride along with Surrey RCMP Members on calls, operating under the command of the Surrey RCMP. The SPS had promised 50 officers by end of November and, previously, “boots on the ground” by April 1, 2021.
Surrey, BC — A Pollara Strategic Insights survey of 811 Surrey residents, conducted October 21 to November 4, found 84% have a favourable impression of the RCMP, and 76% agree the transition should be halted until a more detailed accounting and full costs can be considered.
SURREY, BC – With the City of Surrey set to unveil its latest budget for public input later this month, the National Police Federation (NPF) is recommending that Surrey residents raise serious questions related to millions of dollars worth of unaccounted or undisclosed Surrey Police Service (SPS) transition costs.
NPF Asks Province to Step In on Unconstitutional Sign Bylaw Amendment
SURREY, BC – The NPF has sent a letter to the Province of B.C. following an October 18, 2021 Surrey Council meeting where anti-democratic amendments to Surrey Sign By-Law, 1999, No. 13656 were presented and approved, muzzling any opposition signage and other forms of advertising and free speech regarding ‘the voting for, support or opposition of a municipal, provincial or federal issue.’
SURREY, BC – The National Police Federation (NPF) has assessed evolving negotiated salaries and increases for both Surrey Police Service and RCMP officers, revealing that policing costs for Surrey taxpayers are millions of dollars lower each year for the RCMP, even following a long overdue pay raise based on a new RCMP Collective Agreement. The May 2019 Surrey Policing Transition Report forecasted an anticipated 20% total RCMP wage increase over four years, which is closely aligned with the actual negotiated increase.