LETTER: Surrey residents were promised more than lackadaisical approach to crime

Citizens should call for mayor's resignation because it's clear crime is not on the top of her political agenda, as she claimed it would be.

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner.

The Editor,

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner should step down. The crime rate in Surrey has increased since she took her post, even though she promised 100 new police officers on the ground within two years.

Hepner has had the city in her grasp for nine months and she has even commented on how alarmed she is at the amount of shootings that are occurring in this city – that was about eight shootings ago.

It seems every week this city is subjected to another shooting and yet, according to a recent report, only six new police officers are actually on the ground working the problem since the beginning of the year – a far cry from 100.

Hepner made a promise to those who voted her into office to reduce crime. She has had ample time to fulfill this promise and has fallen face down on it, all the while the city is becoming an unsafe bullet ridden nightmare.

I think concerned citizens should be calling for her resignation because it is clear crime is not on the top of her political agenda, as she claimed it would be.

Gard Penny, Surrey

EDITOR’S NOTE: Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner recently told the Now that 52 new RCMP officers had been hired in Surrey since Sept. 11. However, the RCMP would not confirm that, saying they will only confirm when all 100 officers are here.

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