Due to a lack of quorum, city officials made the call to cancel Langley’s second council meeting of the month, which was slated for June 21.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5.
Mayor Scott Chaplin said council members had indicated to him that they would be on vacation and unable to attend the meeting.
“It’s probably a better use of taxpayer dollars if we don’t try to meet this coming Tuesday,” he said.
Although open public meetings are no longer required to be held remotely, Chaplin said the city will continue to conduct business virtually for the time being. This includes the meeting of the citizen-led boards and commissions.
The city is currently short-staffed – due in part to people taking vacations – and lacks the staff members necessary to run in-person meetings in the council chambers, Chaplin explained.
“We can’t make it happen in a reliable way,” he said. “Maybe by August we will be able to.”