Surrey's three-term mayor announced Saturday she will not seek another term to lead B.C.'s second largest city.
At the grand opening of Surrey’s new $93M city hall, Mayor Watts announced her retirement as the leader of Surrey’s municipal government.
The announcement comes on the heels of rumours that the mayor will run for MP in the area with the federal conservatives.
The mayor became known for many big ticket projects such as moving city hall to a new “downtown” district in the city’s Whalley neighbourhood. The move brought criticism after a recent spate of violent incidents that highlighted Surrey’s lower per capita spending on policing compared with other cities in the region.