Save a tree, use fewer envelopes

Why does the City of Surrey mail out separate dog licence renewal letters to households with two or more dogs?

Why does the City of Surrey mail out separate dog licence renewal  letters to households with two or more dogs, instead of putting the renewal letters in a single envelope, saving the cost of one or more stamps?

A stamp cost today is 61 cents, and there are thousands and thousands of people with two or more dogs in the city.

I feel like this is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money, is bad for the environment (envelopes), and the process should be corrected. I also don’t understand why the renewal request can’t just be sent to owners who have e-mail, but that is for another discussion.

When I send my cheques back to the bylaw office, I will be sending both renewal forms together in one envelope, thus doing my little part to save a tree and save myself the cost of a small coffee, or half of the toll across the Port Mann.

Just makes sense to me.

 

Tami Arseneault

Surrey North Delta Leader