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#2081 aastra

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

 

It is not clear to me how Amalgamation of the CRD is going to fix the issue identified in Vernon?

 

We're halfway through the year 2019 and I'm still waiting for the very first appropriate/relevant comparison between Victoria and another place. The comparisons always have to be either way up to some exceptional world-class city (Paris, Tokyo, etc.) or way down to some irrelevant small city or town (Vernon, Prince George, etc.). You just never see comparisons to other Canadian or US cities of a few hundred thousand people.



#2082 aastra

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:15 PM

Seriously, Victorians are talking about urban issues and street issues and amalgamation and somebody mentions Vernon. It's a non sequitur.


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#2083 LJ

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:33 PM

I think the intent was that this is happening in Vernon and elsewhere as well as Victoria, and Vernon has no one to amalgamate with so obviously that silver bullet won't work.


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#2084 lanforod

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:11 AM

Is there any valid comparisons beyond Halifax?



#2085 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:25 AM

Is there any valid comparisons beyond Halifax?

 

Winnipeg, maybe?

 

Also Kelowna, though it was small when amalgamation occurred. 


Edited by Jackerbie, 17 June 2019 - 08:26 AM.


#2086 aastra

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:27 AM

There are 14 Canadian metros in the same population range (a few hundred thousand people). So we can assume at least ~150 in the US. Some have been unified cities from the start, some amalgamated ages ago, some not so long ago, some are still struggling with amalgamation issues. There should be more than enough info available from that collection, is my point. No need for strained comparisons to Vernon or Europe or wherever else.


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#2087 tedward

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:04 AM

We're halfway through the year 2019 and I'm still waiting for the very first appropriate/relevant comparison between Victoria and another place. The comparisons always have to be either way up to some exceptional world-class city (Paris, Tokyo, etc.) or way down to some irrelevant small city or town (Vernon, Prince George, etc.). You just never see comparisons to other Canadian or US cities of a few hundred thousand people.

 

Odd, my go-to comparison is Surrey, which has app the same population as the CRD contained in one municipality. 
 


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#2088 RFS

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

Odd, my go-to comparison is Surrey, which has app the same population as the CRD contained in one municipality.


Surrey is over 500k

#2089 RFS

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:12 AM

Legitimate comparisons are Halifax, Oshawa, Windsor, Saskatoon, and Regina.

#2090 Jackerbie

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

London, ON is almost the exact same pop. as the CRD (both are 383K), and has a history of annexing neighbouring municipalities in 1961 and 1993.


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#2091 jonny

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

London, ON is almost the exact same pop. as the CRD (both are 383K), and has a history of annexing neighbouring municipalities in 1961 and 1993.

 

Annexing sounds cooler. 

 

Screw amalgamation, let's annex some mofos!

 

Take that Oak Bay, you just got annexed! Esquimalt, you'r next! 

 

Whatcha gonna do about it? Bring out your 3 Oak Bay PD officers with their teeny tiny itty bitty pop guns? Esquimalt - we already own your police force! Boom! 


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#2092 jonny

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

The Saanich Siege of 2020 is going to be something else. 



#2093 RFS

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:00 PM

Sooke does that

#2094 Mike K.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:27 PM

Sooke does what?


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#2095 Nparker

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:28 PM

Sooke does that

 

Sooke does what?

Annex its neighbours presumably.



#2096 RFS

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:29 PM

Sooke does what?

 

grows by annexation



#2097 VIResident

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:30 PM

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#2098 Mike K.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:30 PM

Sooke incorporated in 1999, and they review requests for annexation, not that they forcibly seek annexation opportunities.


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#2099 On the Level

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:32 PM

Who gets to Annex who? Victoria is showing a lack of an ability to properly manage their affairs, so perhaps Oak Bay should annex Victoria. If it's population based, then Saanich should Annex Victoria, or Vancouver should annex the whole lot.

#2100 tommy

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:21 PM

Legitimate comparisons are Halifax, Oshawa, Windsor, Saskatoon, and Regina.

Niagara Region... https://www.google.c...chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

and there is talk of Ford amalgamating some of the smaller muni's like NOTL, Wainfleet, etc into something

 

http://www.niagarano...city-of-niagara


Edited by tommy, 18 June 2019 - 04:22 PM.


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