Letter: Langley resident doesn’t want 216th Street interchange and feels ignored by MLA

The 216ht Street interchange may have been on the books for years but what was the public process to get it approved?

Dear Editor,

There are many, many reasons why the 216th Street interchange is not proper for the community. However, what troubles me the most is the process itself.

Ever since the day this project is a “go”, there is no public hearing or any form of public input request. Earlier this year, there was an open house in Alex Hope Elementary, but basically it was just telling us, in terms of “the people,” this interchange is coming.

I, as well as many of my neighbours, have been told this project was already approved 30 years ago. However, it appears none of the neighbours, even those who lived here for over 30 years, are aware that any public hearing process had been held.

Our MLA, Rich Coleman, as an elected official, happened to be an “invisible man” on this matter. There were countless emails and phone calls made to Mr. Coleman since last year. Unfortunately the response from him remains zero. If he does not care about his local issues, why should he be elected as MLA?

With elected office comes responsibility to us, the people.

Why is the MLA ignoring us? Why is he ignoring our federal government recommendations regarding health and not choosing homes or schools near busy roads? The facts speak for themselves and yet he is forging ahead totally ignoring the information that we have now re: health. Does he not care if people become ill? Children get killed? Why is he choosing not to listen to us, the people, when 75 per cent say ‘no’?

Is Langley a democracy or a Rich Coleman’s dictatorship?

Yushen Shi (Janghu Pianzi), Langley

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