Monday, October 21, 2019

After voting today, complete the Langley City Community Survey and Child Care Action Plan Survey

If you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you have already voted or will be voting today if you can. A large voter turnout is important for a healthy democracy. As I’ve seen time and again, a handful of votes can make all the difference whether at the local level, provincial level, and today at the federal level.

When I first ran for Langley City council, I was 71 votes below the threshold to represent the community at City Hall. During the most recent BC provincial election, there were several recounts in ridings because the results were so close.

Since we are on the topic of civic engagement, there are other ways that you can make your voice be heard.

Every three years, Langley City holds a community survey to gather residents’ opinions about the community. The survey asks participants questions about their quality of life, city services, and other top of mind topics. The results help inform local policy.

You can read about the 2016 community survey results in part 1, part 2, and part 3 from several posts I wrote back in 2016.

This year, the City is also inviting residents to complete the survey online. The survey is open until the end of this month.

Start the Langley City Community Survey

In partnership with the Township of Langley, Langley City is completing a Child Care Action Plan. This plan is funded with the help of the provincial government.

As the first step of developing this plan, Langley parents, guardians, and caregivers are encouraged to complete a survey before November 22. This survey will focus on experiences with child care in our community.

Start the Child Care Survey

There is also opportunities to attend in-person events as follows:

Parent & Guardian Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room #1, Timms Community Centre

Pop-Up Parent Dialogue
Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
Reception, Timms Community Centre

More information about this survey is available on Langley City’s website.

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