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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    Jennifer Mamone, Cloverdale
    2014-11-16

    Dear Commission,

    As a Cloverdale resident I am concerned with the burgeoning population of my riding. 16 years ago, the Wood Commission redrew boundaries. Its report shows that the population of Surrey Cloverdale in 1986 was 10% below the average BC constituency but by 1996 it was at plus 45%.

    Today, we see the same trend repeating itself, with Cloverdale’s population 46% above the average. The swings that take place in population in South Surrey, Cloverdale area are dramatic.

    The Wood Commission recognized this growth and recommended a new Cloverdale boundary of minus 6.6%. By 2008, it had grown to an above-average sized constituency but to a reasonable level of plus 5%.

    The Wood Commission had it right by anticipating growth and ensuring the constituency was adequately represented. Since 2008, growth has taken off again and the Commission should do its best to anticipate growth when setting new boundaries for Cloverdale and, indeed, South Surrey where the highest growth is taking place. I trust you will insure Surrey as a whole and the south Surrey Cloverdale area specifically, is properly recognized in your considerations.

    Yours truly,
    Jennifer Mamone



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