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Open Houses for Township of Langley

Mon, 10/19/2015

Public Engagement for Planning and Development

When it comes to managing growth and developing neighbourhoods, people have many different viewpoints. 

The Township of Langley wants to hear them all - and wants to know the various ways residents would like to have their say regarding planning and development in their communities. 

A series of open houses will be held this fall by the Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Engagement. Residents are encouraged to come by any time during these open houses to share their ideas and opinions on how they would like to better engage with the Township regarding planning and development projects and processes. 

These three drop-in, interactive events will be held: 

Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 5:00 - 9:00pm
Place: Langley Events Centre, Banquet Room 
Location: 7888 – 200 Street

Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 5:00 - 9:00pm 
Place: Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, Main Hall
Location: 26770 - 29 Avenue

Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Place: George Preston Recreation Centre, ABC Room
Location: 20699 - 42 Avenue

Information collected through the open houses, website, emails, research, and other activities conducted by the Committee will be used to form a new development engagement policy, guidelines, and suggested tools for Township Council’s consideration in late fall. 

One of the fastest growing municipalities in the Lower Mainland, the Township has a population of 116,000 and a unique mix of urban and rural lifestyles. As more people choose to make the Township their home, it is important that we all work together to shape the future. 

In January 2015, Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese established a Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Engagement to explore ways to better connect with the public on planning and development processes and projects. The Committee’s goal is to help the Township ensure that meaningful two-way dialogue occurs consistently between citizens, stakeholders, and government during these processes. 

Since first meeting in February, the Committee has been collecting data, looking at best practices, and conducting other research, to prepare to engage people in the Township on these important issues. As part of the process, the public is being asked to participate through a variety of engagement opportunities and have a say about new and different ways of providing input on planning and development. 

The Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Engagement is made up of: 

Mayor Jack Froese - Chair, Councillor Michelle Sparrow, Councillor Blair Whitmarsh, Susanna Haas Lyons, Ellen Peterson, Barb Sharp.  

To contact members of the Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Engagement, email engage@tol.ca.   

This is your community. Have your say. Join the conversation.