Summerland Council Disapproves of Proposed Boundary Changes
The new proposed boundary changes in the Okanagan have worried residents, but no one more so than Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino.
Perrino says her council is well aware of the new boundary changes proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission and have already taken action to see the recommendation is denied.
She says her council has met with Okanagan Coquihalla M-P Dan Albas and submitted a letter to the federal government expressing disapproval.
"What they're proposing is that we join up with Peachland and West Kelowna and that's not at all appropriate for us. We deal with the RDOS and all of our functions are literally to the south. We have almost nothing to do with the northern area"
Every 10 years the boundaries commission is tasked with adding parliamentary seats and time around six are being added in BC.
A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held on October 9th in Penticton.
More information about the proposed changes can be found here http://www.redecoupage-federal-redistribution.ca/content.asp?section=bc&document=index&lang=e
Anita Sthankiya -Penticton