Goodman leads Langley public works

Ryan Goodman, Langley’s city engineer, will take over Public Works for a few months.

Previous department head Challis Stringer resigned to take a position with Mukilteo Public Works.

His three-month interim position will be half-time as the city searches for a full-time replacement. Goodman’s appointment came in the midst of bluff stability concern. A landslide on Cascade Avenue cut off vehicle access to Wharf Street in late March after a day of heavy snow and quick melting. He reported to the council on April 15 that the stormwater drainage on Cascade was improved with sandbags to divert the water away from the slide area and further down the road.

“I think we have it under control now,” Goodman said.

Ideas for improving the area’s stability and roadway safety included driving pilings into the bluff and filling in the areas with sand or volcanic rock.


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