Good luck to Mayor Fassbender

His record of actually hearing what people say is mixed.

Editor: Good luck to Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, (“Fassbender running for MLA in Surrey-Fleetwood,” The Times, Feb. 19).

Electors in Surrey-Fleetwood would do well to examine the record of Mayor Fassbender in his stewardship of the four square miles of Langley City. Spending $600,000 for new street signs — no problem. Of course, there was no public participation in the decision.

That decision was made after a consultant (at a cost of $50,000) recommended it.

When 3,176 citizens of the City of Langley petitioned (recommended/pleaded with) the mayor and council to do a comprehensive independent study, to see if there was merit in reunifying the City of Langley and the Township of Langley, they said no.

The cost to do the study would have been negligible, but the mayor and his acolytes denied the request of those 3,176 residents of the City of Langley. There was no vision, no wisdom, just a “protect my job” mentality. The mayor and council of the Township of Langley listened to their citizens and responded favourably.

If elected in Surrey-Fleetwood,  Fassbender may listen to the electorate, but he won’t hear them.

Rian Martin,


Langley Reunification


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