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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    Richard J Gorman, Surrey

    Honorable Commissioners,

    I am a 34 year resident of Surrey, 30 of the years spent in the Fleetwood area and 4 years in the Tynehead area, I am writing this submission in hopes that my concerns and comments will be favourably considered.
    Having lived in the community for the length of time that I have, it has provided myself with a fairly good understanding of the residents of the areas or Fleetwood Riding. In discussions with family, friends, neighbours and others, there is a huge amount of confusion that exits within the current Riding. A number of issues are of concern, they range from density of some neighbourhoods to the actual understanding of the Ridings current boundaries and how the people of the Fleetwood Riding actually relate to the space allocation and how they fit into this allocation.
    I am certain that you will be considering the current population growth within the City of Surrey and how this growth will certainly require and additional Riding to the Surrey. I will not pretend to have the knowledge required to suggest just exactly how thew new Riding should be formed, located nor the number of residents that should be included within however what I would ask you to consider is the association of the current residents within the current Fleetwood Riding with some adjustments to the current boundaries. What I would ask is to consider the current opportunities in front of us and adjust the boundaries of the Fleetwood Riding so as the complete Riding area is physically located and is in keeping with the wishes and desire of the current and assumably future residents.
    My recommendations for the Riding boundaries would be as follows:

    Northern Boundary
    The Northern Boundary would now be the South side of 96th Avenue at 144 Street on the West side and run to the East side and stop at 176 Street.

    Southern Boundary
    The Southern Boundary would be the North side of 72nd Avenue and run from 176 Street on the East to 144th Street on the West side.

    Western Boundary

    The Western Boundary would be the East side of 144th Street, North to the of 96th Avenue and 72nd Avenue to the South

    Eastern Boundary

    The Eastern Boundary would be from the North, south side of 96th Avenue, to the South at 72nd Avenue only including the North side of 72nd Avenue including the West side of 176th Street.

    This would help the current/future residents to easily understand the boundaries of the Riding, help the to develop a keen sense of belong to the same Riding as their neighbours, pulling the same neighbourhood densities to the Riding and to develop a culture of involvement amongst the residence.
    If these new boundaries were to be put in effect I believe that this would go a long way to help determine if an additional Riding was required in Surrey, where they neighbouring boundaries could pick up from. Having been in the community for the number of years that I have, I do think the City of Surrey will require and additional Riding solely based on the population growth that we are experiencing.
    I certainly appreciate the role that the Commission is providing and hopefully the Commission will take my suggestions seriously and look favourably on the recommendations included within. I also appreciate having the opportunity to send this feedback to the Commission for your considerations.

    Thank You Very Much,

    Richard J. Gorman

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