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November 23 Council Meeting Highlights

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For City of Langley Regular Council meeting of November 23, 2020.
Please note these are not the official minutes. Council Meeting Highlights are an informal summary. Council Meeting agenda is available here:  https://langleycity.ca/cityhall/city-council/council-meetings. For more information, please contact kkenney@langleycity.ca or pkusack@langleycity.ca

Bylaw 3141 - 2020-2024 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw

Council gave final reading to Bylaw 3141, a bylaw to amend the 2020-2024 Financial Plan to incorporate:

funding for various Capital Improvements

funding for COVID-19 related expenditures

grants received from other organizations

Bylaw Notice Enforcement Regulation

Council passed a resolution to request the Ministry of Attorney General to add the City of Langley to the Bylaw Notice Enforcement Regulation to allow for the City to practice adjudication under the Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act.

Council Policy CO-71– Asset Management Policy

Council approved Policy CO-71 – Asset Management Policy which documents the City of Langley's commitment to asset management and provides a set of principles to guide the City's development and implementation of an asset management program.

Mayors for Peace Appeal - Langley City Resolution to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Council passed the following resolution:

WHEREAS the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark global agreement calling for national and local governments to abandon nuclear weapons of war;


WHEREAS the TPNW global agreement was adopted in 2017, and the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has acknowledged this initiative as providing the best pathway towards a world without nuclear weapons;


WHEREAS nuclear weapons threaten every nation’s security and would cause catastrophic humanitarian and environmental harm;


WHEREAS cities are the main targets of nuclear weapons, municipalities have a special responsibility to their constituents to speak out against any role for nuclear weapons in national security doctrines;


WHEREAS municipal governments form a close and active link with their constituents and local social movements;


WHEREAS a national awareness is needed to advance the standard determined by the TPNW against nuclear weapon states and their military alliances with countries that have nuclear weapons;


WHEREAS the time has come to end decades of deadlock in disarmament and moving the world towards the elimination of nuclear weapons;


WHEREAS there is no winner in an exchange of nuclear weapons;


BE IT RESOLVED that Langley City support the Mayors For Peace Appeal and send a letter to the Government of Canada to break the unacceptable status quo regarding a tolerant nuclear weapons policy by taking decisive steps toward the global elimination of
nuclear weapons of war.