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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    Linda Annis, Surrey
    2014-11-16

    Dear Boundary Commission,

    In 2008, the Surrey-Cloverdale constituency had a population of 50,875. In 2009 part of Cloverdale was moved into Fleetwood and despite that Cloverdale now has a population of 79,362 – a phenomenal rate of growth. Its deviation from the provincial average in 2008 was only 5%. Now it is 46%. I believe the Commission would agree that it should seek to avoid designing constituencies that become oversized before the next Commission considers boundaries again in eight years.

    Therefore, I strongly recommend to the Commission that the population of Surrey-Cloverdale be reduced to no more than 53,119 – the average population of a constituency in an 87 seat Legislature. Knowing the population trends, it would be a conscious decision by the Commission to under-represent Cloverdale residents if it did not reset its population to a lower base given the amount of growth taking place.

    Best regards
    Linda



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