New electoral map: multiple districts quartered

1160780Districts of the South Centre, Cross Light and Lavigerie are those who will be most torn by the redrawing of municipal electoral map in Sherbrooke presented Monday. It was necessary because of the reform of governance, that is from 19 to 14 the number of electoral districts.

The districts of South Centre, Cross Light and Lavigerie are those who will be most torn by the redrawing of municipal electoral map in Sherbrooke presented Monday. It was necessary because of the reform of governance, that is from 19 to 14 the number of electoral districts.

The districts on the periphery of each district are the ones who will suffer the least changes while those who form the core further change of face.

Specifically, the boroughs of Rock Forest-Saint-Élie-Deauville and Brompton merge. Ditto for the boroughs of Jacques-Cartier and Mont-Bellevue. The boundaries of the Borough of Fleurimont remain unchanged, although it will have one less district. The Borough of Lennoxville is the only one that will remain unchanged.

“Since always, except when municipal amalgamation, electoral maps are prepared by the Registry. We started work in December and we made adjustments since. The work was presented to elected February 8 to allow them time to come back with their questions or comments, “said the clerk Isabelle Sauvé, also Director of Legal Affairs for the City of Sherbrooke.

For now, the new districts and new districts are numbered. It will be the city to find a name board, before or after the 2017 election.

The district 1 have four districts, including Brompton, where the boundaries are immutable. Areas of Deauville and Saint-Élie will extend a little more than at present, while the most developed portion of Rock Forest, which currently has the districts of Rock Forest and Châteaux d’Eau, to rue du Haut-Bois, will merge. “Probably the limit of Saint-Élie sector will be determined by René-Lévesque in 2021, says Isabelle Sauvé. Necessarily, the central districts are most affected because we leave the outer limits inward. ”

The district 2, the current Fleurimont, from five to four districts. The Pin-Solitaire remains almost unchanged, while the expected development in Desranleau and Four Seasons moves slightly their borders. Lavigerie district is absorbed half in Marie-Rivier and Desranleau.

The District 4, is the merger between Mont-Bellevue and Jacques-Cartier, sees drop in the number of councilors from eight to five. District Cross Light, divided into three, will be largely absorbed by its neighbor, the district of the University. District Ascot extends a little more towards the city center.

“The shopping center Howard joined the field to gather the old Sherbrooke developed. We tried to respect the core business by including around the lake of Nations. The shopping center still has fewer voters because the commercial sector is more work to advise in place, “says Isabelle Sauvé.

Part of the Montcalm district will be annexed to the district of Carrefour, while the other part will be merged with that of Beckett.

The aim of the work is to ensure the greatest socioeconomic homogeneity for the whole territory. “Districts can not leave the boundaries of such districts that are fixed by the decree of the Government of Quebec. It should also consider the limitations of the Brompton district, which are set by law. It pays attention to the physical barriers, such as rivers and mountains, neighborhood units, area and distance. ”

500 citizens

Demographic trends by 2027, so the projected population growth by projecting residential developments have also influenced the division. These data are, however, distorted by the special status of the Borough of Lennoxville and Brompton district less populated.

A public notice will be broadcast in La Tribune urging citizens opposed to new district boundaries to communicate their opposition in writing to the clerk before April 11. If 500 or more citizens are manifested in writing, a public meeting will be organized to enable elected to hear the grievances of citizens. “The opposition must be in line with the criteria of the law,” says Isabelle Sauvé.

Meanwhile, an information session was held on Tuesday, March 29 at 19 pm in the Council Chambers.

Cutting shall be adopted by the Council before 1 June, so at the latest at the meeting of May 16 If the draft regulation still does not meet the citizens, they can express their dissatisfaction with the Commission Representation, which could also hold a public meeting if it receives written notice of 500 people or more.

Interactive maps will be published on the website of the city of Sherbrooke, sherbrooke.ca/cartes, on Tuesday morning. It will be possible to see the electoral map in 2013 and compare it with that of 2017. Getting also find data on the population of each district and developments that are planned there.

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