Previous Public Input Received
The following input and submissions were gathered by the commission through public hearings held in 29 communities throughout B.C. from September to November 2014. The public also provided input through the online submission form, by email and by mail to be reviewed and considered as the commission develops a Preliminary Report for further public input.
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    Shelley Leonhardt, Richmond East Riding Association & Delta South Riding Association, Delta

    As a former Richmond resident for the past 25 years and now a Delta resident for 11 months, I realize how different the communities are.
    Richmond has grown beyond its means due to a very vibrant Asian community. This is totally unique and different from South Delta, where it is still very much a quiet farming community.
    This is just one of the reasons that I believe that Richmond should have a 4th riding without the consideration of "blending" with South Delta. The communities are too different and an MLA would have a conflict in dealing with their separate issues.
    Due to the population uniqueness in Richmond, the Municipal issues are very different issues from those of South Delta.
    I do believe that Richmond is under-represented in Victoria and needs to have a 4th riding, but certainly not at the expense of South Delta.
    Just the very fact that the communities are divided by a tunnel & bridges, makes a huge difference. In 2004, I ran Federally in the Delta Richmond East Riding. It was impossible to know all of the issues on both sides of the "pond", as they were very different. I believe that the MLA would face the same challenges.
    I know that due t the growth curve, Richmond has a problem, however, I do not believe it is fair to the people of Delta or of Richmond for that matter, to have a combined riding, but rather, I believe that we should be proactive and give Richmond its fourth riding and watch it continue to grow!

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