Monday, November 6, 2023

October 30 Council Notes: New Accessibility Committee, City Receives Safety Award.

At last Monday's Langley City Council meeting, the BC Municipal Safety Association presented the City with the 2023 Organizational Safety Excellence Award. This award recognizes local governments that have been able to reduce WorkSafeBC claims consistently over four years. Council thanked workers and management's combined efforts to create a safer workplace.

As new provincial legislation requires, Langley City has created an accessibility committee. The committee's mandate is to provide advice on creating Langley City's Accessibility Plan and to give feedback on removing and preventing barriers to universal access. Universal access means that people should be able to receive service from the City no matter their physical or mental ability.

In September, the City put out a call for people to join this committee. Council selected the following people to serve on the new accessibility committee:

  • Zosia Ettenberg, person with disabilities representative
  • Ron Bergen, person with disabilities representative
  • Amanda Sangha, person with disabilities representative
  • Kirsten McKitterick, person with disabilities representative
  • Anthony Ormrod, person with disabilities representative
  • Kim Bucholtz, Inclusion Langley representative
  • Elizabeth Keurvorst, member at large

Council also gave final reading to a bylaw that approved the permissive property tax exemptions for 2024. In a previous post, you can read about which organization received a permissive property tax exemption.

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