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Council members throw rules and regulations at us

Editor: I own a house in Kingsbury row homes.  There is a terrible parking problem going on in this area, which I want to shed light on.

The streets, 208 Street and 80 Avenue, have a  terrible parking problem, which is affecting our daily lives. We cannot have friends over for get-togethers, because there is a chronic shortage of parking. Elderly people have to walk at least half a mile to park, if they are visiting their children in this community.

I was proud to be a part of this community, when we first started living here. In the last  year,  new housing complexes are being built in this area at a rapid pace. I am afraid to say that the current parking problem is going to worsen in the next few years, until there’s something done to deal with it.

We as a community have tried to reason with Langley Township councillors, but they have buried this problem under rules and regulations thrown at us in bulk. These rules and regulations are made to help us and not the other way round. Our tax dollars are going to waste.

If this problem continues, then not only will it affect our daily lives, it will hurt us financially. The price of our beloved houses will also drop substantially.

I urge our community members to take part in this problem-solving effort which has been spearheaded by a few of our spirited residents. I again urge the Township of Langley councillors and lawmakers to forget about red tape, and do the job they are being paid for, by our tax dollars.

Darpan Sharma,

Langley

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