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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    catherine ferguson, White Rock

    Dear Commission,

    Surrey is a great place to live, work and play and I’m proud of the accomplishments and diversity. I have lived in Surrey off and on for the past 25 years. Surrey is ethnically diverse, but beyond that we are geographically diverse. We have a densifying City Centre from Whalley to King George Sky Train Station. We have farm land in Cloverdale heading into the south part of Surrey and industrial land along the Fraser. Surrey is unique with its own set of opportunities and challenges that only people who live in Surrey can understand and take on. Surrey having such an aggressive population growth it is essential we have an additional riding to meet the needs of its residents. That is why I want to ask the Electoral Boundaries Commission to not create a provincial riding that crosses municipal boundaries with either Langley or Delta. Surrey needs more representation, but it has to stay within our city boundaries.

    As the former Mayor of White Rock and past resident of Surrey I can see that this would benefit constituents in this proposed 9th riding with improved representation. With the White Rock South Surrey ridings population of 55,500 (2014) the lowest of Surrey’s eight ridings and with the lowest overall 2011-2014 City growth at 8% compared to two most populous ridings of Cloverdale at 56% growth or Panorama at 45% growth it makes sense to move some of southern Cloverdale into the White Rock South Surrey riding, perhaps using 24th Ave as the divider out to the Langley border. This would bringing the White Rock South Surrey ridings up a bit closer to the municipal average of 66,000 per riding.

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