I'm concerned by the City's plan to decommission hundreds of secondary suites in the Clayton area, home to over 300 families. Evicting these families is inhumane, especially when Surrey is experiencing an extremely low rental vacancy rate of less than 1%. Many of the displaced families will be unable to find places to live.
Adding insult to injury, the reason for these evictions is complaints about the lack of free on-street parking. We should not be prioritizing cars over people. Other solutions should be explored before moving to throw people out of their homes. One suggestion is to institute a parking permit program. This would encourage residents to use their garages instead of parking on the street. If this solution would require to much administration/enforcement, an alternate solution would be to privatize the parking rights in worst affected areas. These rights could be assigned to the adjacent home owner, or sold to a private company to manage.
I hope that you will move quickly to rectify this situation, legalize those suites, and allow those families to remain in their homes.