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Town hall meeting Saturday in Langley City

Langley residents will get a chance to air concerns with representatives of all levels of government on Saturday.

The latest in a series of town hall meetings will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Crescent in Langley City.

On hand to speak and respond to questions from the public will be Langley MP Mark Warawa, Langley MLA Mary Polak, Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender and Langley Board of Education chair Wendy Johnson.

This meeting is a follow-up to an earlier town hall meeting sponsored by Langley Township in the spring. That meeting involved Township Mayor Jack Froese, and attracted a large crowd.

It was also the first to accept questions via Twitter.

The Twitter questions were numerous, and this meeting will follow up on that new ability for elected officials to engage with the public.

Froese recently held his first Twitter town hall meeting.

This meeting is sponsored and organized by Langley City.

Times editor Frank Bucholtz will serve as moderator for the event.

Todd Hauptman, MLA Mary Polak’s social media manager, will manage the Twitter aspect of the meeting.  The hashtag #asklangley will be used and tweets will be accepted, starting on Oct. 17 and up to and during the town hall meeting.  As many relevant and appropriate tweets as possible will be addressed at the meeting, as time allows.

Members of the public are invited to attend in person, and if unable to do so, to send tweets.

Organizers say this is a good opportunity to have direct contact with representatives of all levels of government, and for questions that involve more than one level of government to be more easily addressed.

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