Surrey is a large and diverse city with people with lot of cultural backgrounds. We believe the council should have people who understand these cultural backgrounds. A council which understand why certain things are important to some cultures and not to others. A council with members who has hands on work experience with multiple cultures - Not councillors who show up for festivals and dress up cultural costumes for a day. We also need a geographical representation to ensure that city’s resources are distributed fairly across the city, not just in some pockets. Eg: North Surrey Vs South Surrey. Cloverdale Vs Bridgeview etc.
We look for merits and ethics of the candidates primarily. However, we also strive to,