Municipal News – City of Langley
May 5, 2020
Tax Relief Measures
To ease the financial pressures on taxpayers during these challenging times, Langley City Council has proposed an amended 2020-2024 Financial Plan. The overall property tax increase of 6.67% has been adjusted to 1.83% and Business Class properties and Light Industrial Class properties have modified from 7% to average increase of 2.01% and 2.14% increase respectively.
“The City was able to accomplish this by reducing the tax increase to bridge the funding gap from $1.95 million to $535,000 by taking numerous substantial measures including:
- Deferring the borrowing of $10 million in 2020 as part of the Nexus of Community Plan to 2021, which will eliminate the debt servicing costs of $827,664 or 2.83%
- Postponing several new staffing positions until future years, a reduction of $120,855 or 0.42%
- Reducing the contribution to the Capital Works Reserve for infrastructure renewal from $100,000 to $50,00
- Increasing new building permit revenue projections by $400,000 or 1.37%. This revenue projection may not be substantial in future years and will be reassessed for 2021.”
The property tax penalty for residential property owners was previously 5% after the July 2 tax due date and a further August 2. In 2020, the penalty will be reduced to 2% after the July 2 tax due date, and a second penalty date will be extended to October 1 at 8%. The Province has mandated that Business Light Industrial and Non-profit classed properties will have one penalty date of October 1 at 10%.
See here for the full update.
April 21, 2020
Reconsideration of Industrial and Commercial property taxes referred to Staff
At the Regular Council Meeting on April 6th, in response to correspondence from the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, Council referred the request to reconsider 2020 increases to Industrial and Commercial property taxes to staff for review and consideration.
See here for the video from the April 6th meeting.
April 16, 2020
For news and announcements from Langley City see here
April 6th Council Meeting Highlights https://city.langley.bc.ca/news/april-6-2020-council-meeting-highlights
March 23rd Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update– Permit, License and Inspection Services
March 20th Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Ensuring the health and safety of Langley City residents and staff https://city.langley.bc.ca/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update-march-20-2020
March 19th COVID-19 Update and EOC Activation: Joint Mayors’ Announcementhttps://city.langley.bc.ca/news/covid-19-update-and-eoc-activation-joint-mayors-announcement
March 18th COVID-19 Update https://city.langley.bc.ca/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update-march-18-2020
March 16th COVID-19 Update https://city.langley.bc.ca/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update-march-16-2020
March 10, 2020
Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan
Langley City now has a draft concept for the Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan. On March 4th, 2020 Langley City hosted an open house and presented the draft concept. The two information boards presented at the open house can be found here: Introduction, and concept. It is anticipated that the plan will be completed sometime in March 2020.
January 28, 2020
OCP & Zoning Bylaw Update/Survey
In 2018 Langley City Council endorsed a new vision called the Nexus of Community to shape the community into a more walkable, livable, and sustainable place for all residents. To do this, Langley City is updating City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw. There is a survey available online to gain insights on the land use concept and range of important topics that impact the community, like housing, transportation, jobs, the economy, and the environment. Get more information and take the survey here.
November 25, 2019
OCP and Zoning Bylaw Updates Housing Forms Workshop
The City of Langley is hosting an OCP and Zoning Bylaw Updates Housing Forms Workshop on 27 November from 9am-12pm. Please register for the workshop here.