Langley Township mayor is not 'with' residents

Editor: I was fascinated to read the article on Mayor Jack Froese running for re-election (The Times, June 24). I especially found a couple of his quotes interesting.

“Over the past three years of my term, I have immensely enjoyed working with the residents of Langley as we continue to build a vibrant community to meet the needs of today and future generations,” he said.

At what point did he work “with” the residents? At every turn he voted in favour of whatever any developer wanted, and not what the residents wanted.

He also said “I am very pleased with the progress council and I have made during this term.”

That means he is pleased with the debacle that is called Willoughby.

He said “We have faced many challenges as we worked together with our community towards ‘lasting solutions’ We need to do a better job of consultation.”

I have to ask, at what point did he work together with the community? He speaks about the Brookswood/Fernridge OCP and says much more consultation with the community is required. This is blatant “political speak,” as even after the huge and unprecedented movement against the Griffiths neighbourhood plan and the Brookswood/Fernridge OCP, he and Councillor Grant Ward were the only ones to ignore the community’s wishes. They both voted in support of that developer-friendly plan.

We can only hope that we get to make choices in the upcoming election, before our paradise is completely paved over.

Don Tocher,


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