LETTER: Casino hearing restores confidence in political process
To the editor;
Congratulations to the people of south Surrey and to Mayor Watts, Councillors Hayne, Villeneuve, Hunt and Martin for a job well done.
I know that this was a marathon process, like the ones we participated in during the 1990s when Surrey was at a crossroads of becoming a City and attempting to preserve its heritage. We had many marathon public hearings then around intrusive development proposals and hair brained schemes, unfortunately the majority of city council did not listen to the public then.
It is actually refreshing to see the results of the casino hearings. It brings hope to those who had lost confidence in the political process in Surrey and it brings some peace to those who fought so hard for their livability and investments in south Surrey. Hopefully this proposal stays shelved and is not brought back for reconsideration when the heat dies down.
As the President of Surrey Civic Coalition and a former Surrey Councillor I congratulate all for their participation and especially those who stood up for Surrey.
Gary T. Robinson
Surrey Civic Coalition