B.C.: 9.5% property tax increase proposed in Surrey budget for policing transition costs
by The Canadian Parvasi
In its Budget released in Saturday, the Surrey City Council proposed a 16.5% increase in property tax for 2023, which is largely being attributed to cover costs of the policing transition from the RCMP to the Surrey Police.
In a news release about the budget on Saturday, the city stated that a decision on Surrey policing is yet to be made, but the budget is based on the presumption that RCMP will stay as the police of jurisdiction.