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Suite fees not equitable

I was listening to Coun. Barinder Rasode on talk radio trying to justify the added secondary suite fees in Surrey.

I am sick and tired of being blamed for the added drain on city services because I have a secondary suite. Including my tenant, there are two residents in my home. Are you trying to tell me that two people are using double the water and sewer and producing double the garbage than the house next door with eight residents and no suite?

Why is only a house with a suite being penalized for the extra drain on these services? If the extra drain on services really is your main concern, would it not be more equitable to increase the fees on the households that actually do put a drain on the services and not just the household with a suite?

Actual usage should determine the fees charged whether you have a suite or not.

 

Marlene Chernesky

Surrey

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