I'm glad that I live in CoV. Here's bad government in Surrey...
"New rentals in Metro Vancouver a long time coming
After decades of few apartments built in Lower Mainland, a rental recovery will take time
... To wit, the grand opening of a new mixed-use apartment in downtown Cloverdale in Surrey, B.C. this week.
On one hand, it's a new purpose-built rental building, meaning all 97 units in it will be explicitly for renters for decades to come.
But there were nearly 2,000 applications for those 97 golden tickets. Some of those applications probably came from people living a couple kilometres away in Clayton Heights — where the City of Surrey has told 175 homeowners they'll face daily fines of $500 if they continue to house people in illegal secondary suites.
And there's the fact the Cloverdale apartment building was just the second purpose-built rental for all of Surrey in the last 30 years: a period where the city's population grew by over 360,000 people..."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4303824