Langford’s new council’s inaugural meeting will be held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall this evening (Nov. 7).
The meeting was moved to the school’s theatre to be able to accommodate additional attendees for the inaugural meeting, according to a city spokesperson.
It’s also been pushed back to 7 p.m. rather than the originally scheduled 5:30 p.m.
The newly elected council will be sworn in on Nov. 7 and assigned positions on various boards and committees.
In a previous interview with Black Press Media, mayor-elect Scott Goodmanson said one of his priorities going into the job was moving meetings back to 7 p.m., which he said would allow more people to attend.
“The whole concept of you can go home, go to dinner, feed your family and make a meeting at 5:30 no problem, is – that just isn’t true. Residents have told us they can’t get to meetings. So we’ll find a time that the public can use and get people back into City Hall.”
Developing a code of conduct and directing staff to develop a tree protection bylaw were other pressing matters Goodmanson had eyed as the first things he hoped to tackle after being sworn in as mayor.
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