City Q11: 20 Questions for Langley City Council candidates

 

Randy Caine (for Mayor)– Yes. With the City looking to increase its population from the current 25,000+ to 100-120,000+ over the next 20 yrs, ensuring we have green space available to meet the demands of a growing community is something that requires clear vision, strong leadership and proactive planning or we run the risk of creating a concrete jungle.

Dave Hall – Yes, the area north of the Nicomekl is a blacktop jungle and the loss of the Prairie site to create a postage stamp of a park was a poor decision. There is a need to provide greenways and urban gardens even in industrial areas to provide opportunities for workers to arrive and enjoy a pedestrian and leisure experience at the workplace.

Sharon Newbery – No. We need to invest in our current parks, Brydon Lagoon and the Nicomekl flood plains to ensure they are sustained.

Nathan Pachal – Yes. The City has a good amount of green space today. I support enhancing our current parks, trails, Brydon Lagoon, and the Nicomekl floodplain, creating safe and enjoyable public spaces. I want to make our park system a point of a pride for our community.

Carla Robin – Yes, but in a limited capacity and created as  part of the revitalization of the core area. It should be noted that more needs to be done to promote and incorporate the environmental gem of the Nicomekl flood plains and our walking trails into the overall urban design.  How many cities have the opportunity to capitalize on this type of natural environmental feature and make it an important piece of a healthier community that walks, connects and socializes in a protected natural environment running through the heart of the City?  On the BCRPA website, check out http://walkbc.ca/, type in Langley and see how many trails we have – the problem is that the site shows seven great walking trails including Brydon Lagoon, the Flood Plain Trail and Nicomekl Park Trails. It says they all exist in the Township of Langley and this needs to be corrected to read City of Langley!

Val van den Broek – Yes – We need to create community gardens, green friendly meeting areas and dog parks to implement positive community into negative community settings. We need to take back our City 

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