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If public sentiment were to hold sway, falconry might be out as an option to address Langley's rabbit problem. During a public meeting to discuss possible solutions Tuesday evening at the Island County Fairgrounds, few if any people voiced support for using birds of prey as a tool to dent the city's rabbit population. Instead, most seemed to favor more passive and nonlethal approaches, such as using fencing and sprays to keep rabbits away from homes and gardens.
Community Events, October 2015
One of Langley’s newest police officers is already gone. Luke Adkins, who was hired in May 2014 and officially started in early 2015, was hired away by the Arlington Police Department.
Implementing an expert's recommendations for improving the operations of the Island County jail will come with a high price tag. However, many of the proposals in the report were implemented weeks or even months ago at a significant cost, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown.
Langley now has a fully formed, five-member ethics board. The confirmed appointment of Marilee Seligson by the Langley City Council on Oct. 5 bumped the ethics and training board’s ranks to its outlined five members. Previously, the council amended the rules to allow for the board to operate with three members while still pursuing a total of six, one of which would serve as an alternate.
Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies. It’s about all some people talk about in Langley these days, even in the hallowed halls of City Hall during Monday’s city council meeting.