For City of Langley Regular Council meeting of April 17, 2023.
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Bylaw 3225 - Council Code of Conduct Bylaw
Council adopted Bylaw 3225 Council Code of Conduct Bylaw which establishes shared expectations for Council conduct and behaviour and provides consistent processes for addressing alleged infractions to the code of conduct.
Bylaw 3239 - Inter-municipal Transportation Network Services Business Licence Bylaw
Council adopted Bylaw 3239 Inter-municipal Transportation Network Services Business Licence Bylaw which provides authority for the City to participate in a Lower Mainland inter-municipal ride-sharing business licence program.
Crime Prevention Committee – 2023 Annual Work Plan
Council approved the City's Crime Prevention Committee's 2023 Annual Work Plan.
Approval of E-Comm Board of Directors Designates for Years 2023-2027
Council approved the City of Surrey's and Township of Langley’s chosen representatives, as designates for election to the E-Comm Board of Directors representing the City of Langley, Township of Langley, City of Surrey, and City of White Rock on the E-Comm Board for each of the Board’s yearly terms between 2023-2027.
Repeal of Council Policy CO-13 – Ethical Standards of Conduct for Elected Officials
Council repealed Council Policy CO-13 – Ethical Standards of Conduct for Elected Officials as it was made redundant by adoption of the Council Code of Conduct Bylaw.
Prioritizing Municipal Input in Future RCMP Contract Policing Decisions
Council passed the following resolution:
WHEREAS, The Government of Canada has made the decision in Budget 2023 to make municipalities responsible for all retroactive costs stemming from the latest RCMP collective bargaining agreement; and
WHEREAS, These extraordinary one-time costs, which in some jurisdictions amount to millions of dollars, will cause significant hardship for communities and residents across the country, and were negotiated without meaningful consultation or a seat at the table for the municipalities responsible for paying the bill; and
WHEREAS, Municipal governments are already paying a growing share of policing costs, but unlike other orders of government, cannot run deficits to spread out the impact of these extraordinary one-time sums, and have limited revenue tools; and
WHEREAS, Local governments will now be forced to make difficult decisions that will impact residents, such as cutting essential services, reducing policing levels, raising property taxes significantly, and/or cancelling work on local infrastructure, at a time when Canadians' concerns about community safety and the cost of living are already rising; and
WHEREAS, Going forward, it is critical that municipalities be proactively engaged in any forthcoming processes related to contract policing to prevent this occurring again;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Langley joins the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in calling on the federal government to commit to ensuring that local governments are meaningfully consulted, fully informed, and at the table on issues related to policing costs given the municipal role in keeping our communities safe;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City of Langley conveys this support in writing to local Members of Parliament.