Why Not Let The Public In – Richter

By on February 8, 2014
Kim Richter

From Facebook. I’m disappointed with Township Mayor and Council. Just about all of the Langley Township Council Mayor and Councillors prior to the last election (and they will surely promise it again this November) proclaimed that they would be open and transparent and listen to the public/taxpayers if they were elected.

Yet they defeated my motion to very simply hold a “public input opportunity” to better formally help prepare Township for the National Energy Board hearings. Council did however agree with my motion to opt in to the pipeline hearing process. Kudos to them for going ahead with my motion which originally suggested that we participate in the hearings.

I wanted to touch base with the public to make sure we captured all the Township taxpayers concerns and gave them an opportunity to tell us formally what they thought about the pipeline. Concerned taxpayers can still do that informally by either writing council members and/or making delegation to council if they have any input to offer.

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