Q6: 20 Questions for Langley Township Council candidates

Rick Green (for MAYOR) – No, there should be no additional costs to residents of the Township of Langley UNTIL we receive an adequate service by Translink. Currently we are not receiving anything close to what we are submitting in tax dollars. (property and gas taxes)

Solon Bucholz – NOT SURE. I would need to study this further with adequate input from Translink, the township management and the community in order to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of this option to raise money for an adequate transit solution.

Zoshia Ettenberg – I don’t know. I’m not familiar with road pricing and would need more information on it before giving an answer.

Clint Lee – No, our residents must travel farther distances in order to access certain goods and services and this would unfairly penalize us, especially given that we have no viable transportation alternatives.

Patricia Lessard – YES, I believe this is the fairest way to fund transit.

Jackie Mandzak – No. We currently have large tolls on two of the major bridges our residents use. In the future we will see tolls on Highway 99 going to Richmond when the decision over revitalizing the tunnel or building a bridge is decided.  For those living south of the Fraser River, a large burden is already placed on commuters both through tolls, property taxes and gas taxes, without the benefit of good transit.  I do not support adding to it. 

Scott Nichols – No. Unless it applies to bridges.

Kim Richter – NO. Road pricing is unfair to Langley Township residents as our transit services are so minimal here that we have little choice other than to use our vehicles for work, school and business. If adopted, Langley Township residents will have to pay 10 years of this additional tax before seeing any significant improvement in transit in Langley. We already pay enough in additional gas taxes because we use more gas due to lack of transit. I think this model represents double-taxation on Langley.

Just Posted

Tardi earns first victory in quest for third national title

A Langley-based junior curling team is in Prince Albert, Sask. for the Canadian championships.

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Langley-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

LETTER: Langley/Surrey shortchanged on transit for Vancouver

Funding to get SkyTrain to Langley City could come from not undergrounding Vancouver’s extension.

LETTER: Area letter writer puts Trump government shutdown in perspective

A Maple Ridge letter writer is critical of Hillary Clinton’s comments about the shutdown.

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read