A meeting of Langley and Fraser Valley mayors last week was not the prelude to the Township defecting from Metro Vancouver, said Mayor Jack Froese.
The meeting of Froese and a number of other local mayors, most in the Fraser Valley Regional District, resulted in the discussion of a lot of issues.
But despite recent rumblings from Township council about an exit from Metro Vancouver, Froese said it doesn't appear to be on the table.
"I didn't really see any appetite for any big changes," Froese said.
With Langley on the eastern border of Metro Vancouver, there are issues it has to discuss with its neighbours in the FVRD, Froese said.
Transportation was a key topic of discussion.
"We want to bridge the two districts," Froese said.
Getting bus routes between Metro Vancouver, served by TransLink, and the Fraser Valley, served by B.C. Transit, has been a headache for a succession of local government leaders.
It took years to get a connecting bus route set up through Aldergrove so passengers could transfer directly from a TransLink to a B.C. Transit bus.
Froese described the Fraser Valley as a line along which people move back and forth.
"The line doesn't stop at the border between Abbotsford and Langley," he said.
Froese said that emergency services and water are also issues of common concern for Langley and its neighbours to the east.
A new regional district, as proposed by Langley Township councillors in recent months, might hinder those issues more than help, Froese said.
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