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On November 15th, it will be time to exercise your right to vote. Everyone needs to be well informed on who will do the best job for those who live, work and play in Surrey. Make sure you are voting for someone who can deliver on their promises. As a Surrey First Councillor I will deliver on all of the issues I have put forward during the election campaign.

Recovery Houses

Recovery Houses need to be supported and registered. Those that are not, will need to be shut down. There is only one person in the City of Surrey that has been in ALL of the recovery houses and that is ME.

We don’t need 24 additional By-Law Enforcement Officers, as some claim. We need City Hall to follow through and implement plans and recommendations I made as Chief Fire Prevention Officer.

Secondary Suites

Secondary Suites need to be identified and inspected on a regular basis, to ensure the safety of those who live there, and to ensure the property owners are paying their fair share to the City for the services they receive. Surrey First has a plan to deal with all of the issues that surround secondary suites in a prompt way.

Seniors in SurreyMike Starchuk - Surrey First Seniors' Day Announcement - MikeStarchuk.com

I want to ensure the work done by our Seniors’ Advisory and Accessibility Committee (SAAC) continues to grow with our growing seniors population. The Seniors Strategy that was developed with this committee is comprehensive and has short and long term goals. Our seniors are cherished members of our community, and we need to ensure they continue to have access to physically and socially active programs.

Public Safety

Public safety has been in the forefront this election and as a firefighter in our community for 32 years, I know what the firefighters have done for public safety and what they will continue to do. The firefighters know how a sense of community plays a role in keeping our neighbourhoods safe. They know we need to add a public education program with the additional RCMP members that Surrey First had requested. We know that when a person has an incident, they want a well-trained and armed Peace Officer showing up on their doorstep and not “plastic police”.

November 15th

This election is going to set a path. For those of you in the fire service, remember what our growth was and what our staffing levels were, up to 2005. I started in 1982 and there were four firefighters on an engine. During a time of growth with a tax freeze, we shrunk to three firefighters on an engine, which often resulted in firefighters putting their lives in jeopardy while trying to save the life of another. Freezing taxes and reducing costs by an unexplained 3% only increases risks for those densified areas that required more resources. We can’t let history repeat itself!

Surrey First has the experience that no other slate has. Every member on this team works with both the positive and the negative sides of the City on a daily basis. We don’t speak to what we read or hear, we stand on what we have accomplished.

I want to take my experience and bring that to Council to effect change and make my City even better. I have spent 32 years in the TEAM environment with the Surrey Fire Fighters and this is the next TEAM I want to work with.

So, on November 15th, please get out with your family, friends and neighbours and vote for Mike Starchuk, Linda Hepner and the Surrey First TEAM.

While you are in the voting booth, please also consider casting your School Board votes for the Surrey First Education Team.

Thank you for your consideration!

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Last night, at the Surrey SFU Campus, the Downtown Surrey BIA, hosted an All Candidates Meeting for Surrey Council Candidates.

Mike Starchuk and the Surrey First Team were all there, and here are some photos and highlights from Mike’s speeches:

 

Surrey First Candidates Vera LeFranc, Judy Villeneuve and Mike Starchuk, with Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters (in the background) at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com The Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com

 

“…growing seniors groups are valued, protected and cherished for ideas that they bring forward.”

 ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - sharing his views and opinions, at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting - MikeStarchuk.com

 

“…recovery houses are a priority… and regarding unregistered recovery homes, we need to ensure those in need of treatment, are given the help they need.”

  ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Dave Woods - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com  Barbara Steele - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mary Martin - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Vera LeFranc - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com
Tom Gill - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Bruce Hayne - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Judy Villeneuve - Surrey First Candidate - At the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey Fire Fighters and Surrey First supporters at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com

 

“…in order to be successful with schools, you have to have a successful school board.”

  ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Mike Starchuk - sharing his views and opinions, at the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Meeting - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk sharing a smile and the mic, with an opponent, at the Downtown BIA's All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com   Elect Mike Starchuk to Surrey City Council - Mike Starchuk Surrey - MikeStarchuk.com  

 

 “I don’t want to be part of a fractured council, I want to move forward as a team”

  ~ Mike Starchuk – Surrey First Candidate

 

Surrey First Team - Linda Hepner, Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne, Mary Martin, Barbara Steele, Judy Villeneuve, Vera LeFranc, Mike Starchuk, Dave Woods – posing with supporters after the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Debate, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Surrey First Team - Linda Hepner, Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne, Mary Martin, Barbara Steele, Judy Villeneuve, Vera LeFranc, Mike Starchuk, Dave Woods – posing with supporters after the Downtown Surrey BIA's All Candidates Debate, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate, speaking with Surrey voters after the Downtown Surrey BIA All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com Mike Starchuk - Surrey First Candidate, speaking with Surrey voters after the Downtown Surrey BIA All Candidates Meeting, at Surrey's SFU Campus - MikeStarchuk.com