Changing City Council’s Approach to Better Serve Residents of the City
For Immediate Release
Langley, BC – Langley City Council has decided to change their approach to address matters related to parks, recreation, environment, public arts and culture, public safety and homelessness. At the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, December 12, 2016, Council approved the new direction. City Council will replace the Parks, Recreation & Environment Advisory Committee CO-53 (PREAC), and the Public Safety Advisory Committee CO-54 (PSAC) with specific task groups on an ‘as needed’ basis and at City Council’s discretion, to achieve specific City objectives and priorities.
The City has experienced previous success with a number of task groups that were created last year including Brydon Lagoon Task Group, Homelessness Action Table, Homelessness Integration Team, Increase the Number of Rent Supplements in Langley Task Group and Support Integrated Intervention Approaches in Housing and Health Task Group. These task groups successfully achieved specific objectives and accomplished the groups' mandates. Based on the results from previous task groups, Council is expanding this successful model to focus on key matters that affect City stakeholders including residents, business owners, non-profit organizations and individuals who have expertise and experience in specific subject areas to ensure the desired mandates will be achieved.
“The City of Langley would like to thank all the individuals who have dedicated their time and effort to the Parks, Recreation & Environment Advisory Committee CO-53 (PREAC), and the Public Safety Advisory Committee CO-54 (PSAC). Langley City Council will provide other opportunities for public input and feedback,” said City of Langley Mayor, Ted Schaffer, “Community engagement is important to Langley City Council, and we will continue to seek residents input through public consultation events such as neighbourhood meetings, open houses, and information sessions.”
At the meeting, City Council adopted the revised Terms of Reference for the Develop a Sustainable Program to Deter Crime and Target “Crime” Hot Spots Task Group to allow this task group to complete a number of initiatives that they have been working on over the past year. View PDF.