Dear Electoral Boundary Commission:
Thanks a lot for increasing the number of electoral districts for the fast growing community of the City of Surrey from eight to nine for effective representation. I strongly support the proposed new seat and changes in boundaries of Surrey electoral districts, although substantial changes for some electoral districts. I am of the view that it is more important to balance the population of among all the electoral districts then boundaries. The City of Surrey is one city and the whole city belongs to the people.
I live in Fleetwood area for the last about 15 years near 149 Stree and 84th Ave. I work in heath care sector in the City Surrey. I fully support the proposed boundaries for Surrey Fleetwood with one exception. The proposed boundary maintains all focal points of the Fleetwood community. The proposed map is so simple that people can rally understand whereas the current map is so complex with so many curves. The only one miner but extremely important change need for Surrey Fleetwood is that two important community focal points need to be included in the boundary. The Fleetwood Park and Fleetwood Park Secondary School belongs to the people of Fleetwood and the Commission should make changes to include these focal points.
I understand that Fleetwood is a growing community. As per City of Surrey projections Fleetwood population is expected grow by more than 10,000 people in next 15 years. Therefore, the Commission may face some challenges to add more population in this growing community.
Nevertheless, I urge the Commission from the bottom of my heart to move the Fleetwood boundaries beyond Fleetwood Park and Fleetwood Park Secondary School. I am sure the Commission can find some creative ways to rebalance the population if needed as a result of this change.