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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    Bruce Rozenhart, Richmond
    2014-11-16

    Dear Commission,

    My family and I have lived in Richmond for over 30 years and we have seen it grow in just about every area -- especially in Richmond Centre and the Steveston area.

    Your chart of population changes reminds me of how much Richmond has grown.

    I have been active in business and many volunteer organizations in the community and have seen the City meet its many challenges of growth. Having seen the City's plans for enhancing and managing future growth, especially in the centre of Richmond, I know that the current Richmond Centre, Richmond East and Richmond-Steveston ridings will increase in population in the next few years. The City's City Centre Area Plan, and its West Cambie Area Plan show significant development over the next 10 years. The Oval precinct is already densifying significantly.

    With these realities of significant growth in mind, I strongly recommend that you consider adding a fourth riding in Richmond. This riding would be inserted in the centre-to-south area of Richmond. It would require Richmond East's western boundary to be moved east for some population balance.

    Richmond Centre's southern boundary could be moved to the north to reflect the City's projected population growth more effectively. And Richmond-Steveston's eastern boundary could be moved slightly west to balance the population growth there.

    I wish you success in your work, and look forward to your decision.

    Bruce Rozenhart,
    (address removed)
    Richmond



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