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October 30, 2023 Council Meeting Highlights


For City of Langley Regular Council meeting of October 30, 2023.
Please note these are not the official minutes, but rather, highlights of items approved by Council and do not reflect all items considered by Council at the meeting. Council Meeting agenda is available here: For more information, please contact or

Bylaw 3257 - Permissive Tax Exemption

Council gave final reading to Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw, 2023, No. 3257 which exempts certain lands and improvements from municipal taxation for the year 2024.

Add Langley City Council as Signatory to open letter to the Provincial Minister of Transportation, and Infrastructure from the Save Our HandyDART Coalition

Council passed the following resolution:

THAT Council authorizes the Save Our HandyDART Coalition to add Langley City Council as a signatory to the Coalition’s open letter to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Rob Fleming, which directs the TransLink Board to:

1. Fulfill TransLink’s original pledge to limit the percentage of taxi trips to 7% or lower of total HandyDART trips.

2. Provide accessible, affordable and increased HandyDART transportation as part of the government’s commitment to implement the Accessible BC Act.

3. Develop and conduct an unbiased Public Sector Comparator (PSC), with the full participation of HandyDART riders and workers, to compare the costs and benefits of insourcing to continued outsourcing as TransLink promised in 2016.

4. Develop and implement a plan to bring HandyDART in-house as a subsidiary of TransLink, including providing provincial and federal funds for permanent facilities for an expanded and electric HandyDART fleet.