Langford council rejects atmosphere safety committee thought – Victoria Information

Langford rejected a pitch for an environmental safety advisory committee at its Monday assembly, with workers set to evaluation the phrases of the parks and beautification committee as an alternative.

In a debate that in the end turned fairly heated, Mayor Stew Younger mentioned town already works to guard the atmosphere and {that a} new committee would replicate work already being accomplished by the parks committee.

“If each committee began to morph off, it’s forms and pink tape. It’s environment friendly proper now the way in which it’s.”

Coun. Lillian Szpak made the movement for council to think about a committee tasked with consulting residents on environmental safety, which she urged might additionally give annual awards to residents and neighborhood teams that labored in direction of combating local weather change, preserving inexperienced house and battling invasive species.

Whereas town already has a parks committee, it isn’t particularly tasked with environmental safety, she mentioned. “It’s the lacking piece for residents.”

Younger countered by saying there’s a variety of misinformation that circulates about Langford’s environmental safety file, noting the event allow course of and the parks committee already make sure the atmosphere is protected. He additionally emphasised the work metropolis workers does to guard the atmosphere and mentioned council needs to be defending them.

“Stop saying issues (that) aren’t true, Langford works very laborious to ensure there’s stability and so does our workers.”

Coun. Denise Blackwell mentioned she respects the work that metropolis workers does, however mentioned a separate committee might go an extended approach to addressing the misinformation about Langford’s file on environmental safety.

Coun. Lanny Seaton reiterated the mayor’s factors concerning the parks committee already masking off environmental safety, and pointed to efforts to fight invasive species in Langford Lake and Glen Lake as examples of town’s success in managing these issues.

In the end the movement was rejected. Council as an alternative accepted a movement to direct metropolis workers to evaluation the phrases of reference for the parks committee and current a report back to council if it was decided these phrases may very well be modified to raised emphasize the committee’s position in environmental safety.

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