Monday, January 14, 2013

City Trail Names; Langley Committees and Commissions

With the holiday season firmly in the past, the City of Langley will be holding its first council meeting of the year tonight. The agenda is surprising light. There will be a public hearing on the proposed naming of some of the trails in the City which the Parks and Environment Advisory Committee (PEAC) worked on for a few years. You can read about the proposed names on a previous post. If there are no objections to the names, PEAC will likely work on a proposal for the remainder of the trail names this year.

On the topic of committees and commissions, Langley has a good assortment of them which include members of the general public, council, and staff. If you are ever interested in getting a taste of municipal governance and effecting even small change within your community, I highly recommend that you join a committee. They are normally annual appointments and meet monthly. The City of Langley has the following committees:

Advisory Planning Commission
Parks and Environment Advisory Committee
Public Safety Advisory Committee
Recreation, Culture and Public Art Advisory Committee
Community Day Parade Committee
Magic of Christmas Parade Committee

The Township of Langley has the following committees:

Agricultural Advisory Committee
Community Participation, Infrastructure, and Environment Advisory Committee
Community and Transportation Safety Advisory Committee
Economic Development Advisory Committee
Heritage Advisory Committee
Recreation, Culture, and Parks Advisory Committee
Seniors Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee

I’ve been on the Parks and Environment Advisory Committee in the City for a few years and the thing I’ve noticed over the years is how environmental management is really part everything the city does from parks and planning, to our road network. Most people don’t know this, but these committee and commission meetings are open to the public, so why not check one out. You can learn more about the City’s or Township’s committees from their websites.

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