CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY
- Transition to Municipal Police Force
- Increase number of police officers based on population per capita
- Increase by law enforcement
- Cohesive strategy to develop plans and services to assist people out of life of crime
- Advisory bodies membership should represent Surrey’s diversity
- Referendum on the ward system
- Encourage amendments to Federal constitutional guarantee the city a fixed share of general revenue
- Increase density with price controlled living spaces. The developer must provide the price of the home at the time of the development permit application. The city will conduct an analysis of the suggested price and will make sure that the price will not increase any time after the building permit has been issued providing costs have not significantly changed.
- Ensure roads, parks, community centers, infrastructure and other public facilities will be the responsibility of developers and taken into account for any new development plans, not discounting City partnerships
- Multiple unit developers (Town Homes and Apartments) must sell 20-30% of homes to first-time local buyers, low income families without homes, and seniors at a reduced price. The city will increase density of the project. This would be subject to having lived in the city at least 5 years to start.
- The city may unlock more land available for housing and allow developers to build more densely in return for certain commitments. This includes: affordable, subsidized housing and assistance for first time buyers to get financing using a shared equity model City/Credit unions/buyer?
- Moratorium on the sale of all city land (Greenfield sites) to developers and builders for a set number of years. Except development specifically sanctioned by the city as “Affordable Housing"
- A change of tax treatment of properties on farmland leaving the fields exempt from taxes but treating dwellings the same as others in the city alternately a service surcharge for multiple family occupancies who at present cost other taxpayers for overuse of shared costs, schooling, road upkeep, parks maintenance etc.
- Included in this plan is adequate traffic calming, pedestrian crossings and cycling infrastructure.
- Support public transit by limiting urban sprawl
- Transportation for youth - We need service in areas where buses are lacking, we need to make busing free for youth aged 15 to 21 Bring to Surrey a Mental Health Centre for youth that will address addiction specifically which is affordable.
- Bring to Surrey a much-needed Mental Health Centre for youth that will address addiction
- More Arts Recreation and Sports programs which are affordable