Letter: Coulter Berry judgment day may determine council’s judgment day

Dear Editor,

It will be Judgment Day on Monday, March 31, in the Christian Life Assembly. Whether there will be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth or thunderbolts from on high, remains to be seen.

Of one thing we are certain: decisions made by our Langley Township council will have a profound effect on the future of residents in Fort Langley, Brookswood, and the members of the council themselves.

It was an intimidating and nerve-wracking experience for many of those who chose to speak at the previous meetings supporting the OCPs and Heritage Guidelines, but with the courage of their convictions, they did so with sincerity, and with well reasoned and often deeply heartfelt expressions of their fears and wishes for their community.

Those contrasted sharply with the speakers who gave name address and “I support —–” and then sat down or simply left the council chambers.

As for the councilors, were they prepared to evaluate the following?

• Who is really going to benefit from this proposal?

• What will be the short term or long term effects of the proposal?

• Why were there so few questions asked of the speakers with regard to the important details dealing with financial, technical, and legal matters?

• Will any decision at the Monday meeting result in further lawsuits?

And a final question would be, if due process is not followed by council, what will happen on the final judgment day in November, when we vote?

Bob Blackhall, Langley

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