Mayor Dianne Watts says “Newton has not been neglected…” in this following clip, despite everything we know to be reality. Both residents and business owners who actually deal with the consequences of the cities neglect daily are very eager to see the unveiling of the mayors new Newton Plan at the June 16th council meeting. And let me be clear about one thing: I do not live within the slum-like area of the Newton core, my residential neighbourhood is quite some distance away and yet we have increasingly begun to see the effects of that neglect within the Newton core- in fact, it stands out even more because it is a nice residential area.
The hookers have moved as far away from King George as Panorama Ridge and are heading towards Scott Road, and along with them the requisite dial a dope dealers in their pimped out cars and suvs. Perhaps when the mayor and council start seeing these factors within their own neighbourhoods, they will realise what needs to be done. There is no such thing as isolating social degradation and confining it to one area, at least not in Surrey.
Listen to the clip of Susana’s story here :