Acting City Mayor Ted Schaffer wants to make it a permanent gig.
â€œThe most important issues I see facing our City in the next four years are managing expectations. Balancing the need to retain competitive taxation levels with enhanced public safety, enhancing the quality of life in our community, and infrastructure renewal,â€ he said.
Schaffer said his focus as mayor would be on keeping the City a â€œthriving, safe communityâ€¦ encouraging business growth in the downtown core and working with the RCMPâ€ to meet those goals.
Schaffer is concerned that youth and seniors have amenities and resources for their needs.
His concerns also cover environmental transportation issues.
Schaffer has been on council for 21 years, and is a past member and director of the Rotary Club of Langley, former representative to the Langley Senior Resource Centre, representative to the Lower Mainland Treaty Association, and former president, coach, and umpire of the Langley Girls Softball Association.