This is an open letter to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts regarding the city's new garbage program.
Along with many others, we are still awaiting delivery of our green organic waste carts. Out of the three, this one is most urgent as the organic waste attracts the most vermin and rodents. So, how much longer are we supposed to "make do?"
Weekly calls the city elicit the same response: we are on a priority list and should have imminent delivery. I feel sorry for the poor "front-liners" who try to explain something beyond their control.
Meanwhile, Rob Costanza has touted the success of this system in the media, with dire warnings for non-compliance. You were out of town when your office was contacted on Oct. 16 so we were transferred to Costanza. His assistant said he was busy but would call back. We're still waiting..
Saying only a small number of households is affected is unacceptable. There has been enough lead-time to have the cart delivery correct and up and running from the start.
What a very good example of poor planning.
What with illegal suites, illegal tree cutting, illegal smoking and now the garbage, its no wonder Surrey is the joke of the Lower Mainland. Your Worship, the "buck" stops at your desk.
Ian Baxter, Surrey
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