Clarington is reviewing their ward boundaries.
Mayor Adrian Foster says all options are on the table.
“We would have the option of realigning the wards to try and get more equitable distribution in terms of the number of voters,” Foster said. “We would have the option of adding wards. We could have the option of reducing the wards. We could change them [to] east to west instead of north to south.”
Foster says they’ve been getting some opinions from those outside of Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle.
“One of the things that we’re hearing is that rural residents don’t feel that they have as much representation because of the distance,” said Foster. “Do we need to focus on that, rural versus urban?”
Foster says his mind continues to change throughout the process, but he did say there isn’t an issue right now with residents not being able to get a hold of their local councillor.
The municipality is hosting three more public consultations starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. The other two are evening sessions, planned for October 28 and November 10.
Foster is urging more to come out and voice their opinions otherwise the decision will just be in the hands of council.
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