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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    Laurence Marshall, Kelowna

    With regard to Electoral District KMI (Kelowna-Mission): Population growth or no population growth, to cut the city of Kelowna right down the middle reeks of political chicanery at it’s worst. The part of the city of Kelowna that is included in electoral district KMI (Kelowna-Mission) needs to be merged with the part of the city of Kelowna that is included in electoral district KLA (Lake Country-Kelowna). This will give the city of Kelowna a cohesive political and electoral situation that makes common sense. The entire city of Kelowna needs to be designated as it’s own electoral district, population imbalance or not. Hooking up part of downtown Kelowna with parts of rural Central B.C. is illogical.

    Although it might be advantageous for one political party, it is not good judgment. It is spectacularly unfair to not recognize the electoral needs of the largest city in central BC. The Electoral Commission has not done a good job of acknowledging this ridiculous state of affairs. One questions the efficacy and transparency of the Commission regarding the city of Kelowna. Please make this right and give the entire city of Kelowna it’s own electoral district. Thank you.

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