Monday, April 15, 2024

April 8 Council Notes: Housekeeping Updates and Travel Approval

At its last Monday meeting, Langley City Council addressed several housekeeping matters.

Council gave three readings to update our Parks and Public Facilities Bylaw to add a map showing where people can responsibly consume liquor during the summer months. There were no changes to this policy or locations, just the inclusion of maps.

Map of Acholol Allowed Areas in City Park.

Council also gave three readings to update our Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw to add fines for parking on a crosswalk, boulevard, or median. The maximum fine is $70 but drops to $35 if paid within 14 days.

Council gave final readings to adopt an updated Public Notice Bylaw and Council Procedure Bylaw, which I posted about previously.

Council approved Darrin Leite, the City's Director of Corporate Services, to attend the Government Officers Association Annual International Conference.

Council also approved our travel for our Mission to Ottawa this week to meet with federal ministers and MPs of all stripes to build relationships and advocate for getting more affordable housing built, funding to support infrastructure, getting better support for newcomers that settle in Langley City, building a performing arts centre, and updating the regulations to allow taller buildings near the Willowbrook Mall areas (which is currently height-restricted due to the Langley Regional Airport.)

Council appointed Wendy Rachwalski to our Accessibility Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice to the City for "identifying, removing and preventing barriers to individuals in, or having interactions with, the City."

Council also receive two letters seeking feedback from the Metro Vancouver Regional District about some proposed housekeeping updates to the Regional Growth Strategy and for the Electoral Area "A" Official Community Plan. Council referred these letters to City staff to draft a response.

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