Why was the new culture and recreation tax kept under wraps during the election?

It's time for Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner to explain.

Since it is time to pay our property taxes, it is a good opportunity for Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner to explain why she never once mentioned during her pre-election promises that she was imposing a new annual $100 tax for culture and recreation.

The mayor kept saying several times during her speeches that property taxes would be raised by 2.9 per cent, but kept the $100 tax to herself until after the election.

Now is the for Hepner to tell us why she deceived us.

Derek Coughtrey, Surrey

 

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