Politics not behind removal of ‘No’ signs, city says

SURREY – Bylaws Enforcement Manager Jaspreet Rehal says politics had nothing to do with the removal of roughly 20 “No” campaign signs recently in the north end of the city.

The signs encourage people to vote “No” in the plebiscite calling for a new .05 per cent regional sales tax to fund new transportation initiatives.

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is vicechairwoman of the TransLink mayor’s council and is campaigning for a “Yes” result.

Rehal said the signs were removed, along with a couple hundred others, as a campaign to clean up traffic obstructions and eyesores.

Rehal said his department received no directive from the mayor or her office to remove the signs.