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Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - Jan 21 08 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 January 2008 18:38
Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - Jan 21 08

1.  Langford Voters Rebellion - tonight 6:30 pm
2.  This Week at the Markets ...
3.  BREAK'IN ICE Radio presents Zoe Blunt and Steven Hurdle - Tuesday
4.  A COURSE IN MIRACLES - Tuesdays
5.  Installing a Secondary Suite in Victoria - Information - Jan 23rd
6.  RRU Victoria Alumni Research & Presentation Invitation - Jan 23rd
7.  FORUM TO DISCUSS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BARRIERS - Jan 23rd
8.  Brown Bag Lunch - about news - Jan 24th
9.  Co-operating for Local Food Security - Jan 24th - and other events
10.  NEWS BARONS VS. INTERNET GEEKS - Jan 24th
11.  Caf

1.  Langford Voters Rebellion - tonight 6:30 pm
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Langford Voters Rebellion
City Council Meeting. Langford City Hall, 877 Goldstream Ave, Langford.
6:30 pm Monday Jan 21st 2008
Photo opportunities:
Petition signing rally at 6:30 pm
Hundreds of signed pages of petitions (approximately 1000 gathered to date)
Car with a billboard advertising the petition
A large, vocal crowd is expected at the council meeting starting at 7 pm.
Interview opportunities:
Steve Hurdle, petition organizer
Volunteer canvassers
Mayor, councillors and city staff may also be available for comment
Conflict is expected tonight over the proposed new interchange in Langford as Langford City Council decides whether to adopt one of two controversial new bylaws, and citizens petition against the measures.
Bylaws 1147 and 1148 create a Local Area Service agreement and authorize the borrowing of $25 million to build the new interchange.  The bylaws were rushed through three readings at a poorly-advertised Special Meeting of Langford City Council two days after Christmas, despite an agenda stating they were to be given first reading only. Both bylaws are on the agenda tonight, and the Local Area Service bylaw is up for adoption.
Creating a Local Area Service agreement exempts the loan from the usual voter approval process. This apparent disregard for democratic process angers many Langford residents, including those who were in favour of the interchange.
A counter-petition has gathered 1000 signatures already, according to petition organizer Steven Hurdle. While the petition is not legally binding, it puts pressure on council to bring forward a new bylaw and submit it to a referendum in November.  Hurdle will bring the petitions to the mayor and council tonight.
Petition website: http://insidelangford.wordpress.com
Download petition: http://insidelangford.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/langford-petition-bylaws-1147-1148.pdf
Bylaws 1147 and 1148, copied from the City of Langford website Dec 27 (they were removed the same day.)  View them as a Flickr photo set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/86691173@N00/sets/72157603667232415/
Now available: Ben Isitt's policy analysis of Langford's  Bear Mountain:
http://us.share.geocities.com/greenmonkeyradio/BearMtnInterchange.pdf
Tree Sit Blog: http://treesit.blogspot.com
Tree Sit humour: http://onlymagazine.ca/News/road-kill
From: "Zoe Blunt" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
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2.  This Week at the Markets ...
 
Have you picked up your Feast tickets yet? The Feast will be held Saturday, February, 2 and features a local cheese plate, two salads, baked wild salmon, a tasty vegetarian entr

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