Participatory Budgeting, Halifax Urban Greenway, Spring Garden and Robie proposal

Short update as promised, with Participatory Budgeting and two engagement opportunities.  A reminder, Halifax Bike Week is still underway until June 10!   For more info visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/cycling-walking/bike-week

Participatory Budgeting

VOTING DAY NEXT WEEK – Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Eligible projects present for a Science Fair Show-and-Tell style event where residents of District 7 voted on projects they wanted to get funded. Each resident was provided a ballot and have to vote on five projects.

Each resident are provided a ballot and required to vote on five different projects. Each presenting group is encouraged to flood the vote with their supporters, but their supports have to vote on five separate projects for the ballot to be counted!

Over 550 residents participated in the discussion with project sponsors and voted throughout the course of the evening in 2017. Votes were tallied that evening and the funded projects announced that night.

Residents of all ages are allowed to vote! Bring your children!  More info http://halifaxsouth.ca/pb/community-vote/

2018/19 PROPOSED PROJECTS

Halifax Brewery Farmers Market Co-op
Installation of play area equipment/furnishings
$8,000.00

South End Community Day Care
Playground Equipment/Upgrades
$18,000.00

Society for Art Presentation
Cameras/Mount Equipment
$8,327.71

LMST Green Space Committee/LMST Home and School Committee
Park play structures/equipment – LeMarchant St. Thomas
$20,000.00

Inglis Street Elementary School PTA
Accessible play structures/play equipment
$20,000.00

Halifax Central Jr. High Home & School Association
Basketball backboards/armature replacement
$20,000.00

Halifax Cycling Coalition
Eco-Counter and Bicycles
$16,450.00

Halifax Minor Baseball Association
Batting Cage in D7 park area/ball field
$20,000.00

Partners for Care
Signage, Shade Area & upgrades – Common Roots Urban Farm
$4,600.00

Public Meetings and Engagement

Case 20218: 30 and 16 towers on a shared base at Spring Garden Road and Robie Street.
Monday, June 11 6:30-9:00 | St Andrews United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, Upper Hall, Halifax
Case 20218: Application by Dexel Developments to change the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law to allow two towers, 30 and 16 floors, on a shared base, with a mix of retail uses, commercial uses and residential units, at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Robie Street.

Next steps for Halifax Urban Greenway
Thursday June 7, 2018 from 12 – 2 p.m. and 6-8pm | Dalhousie University LeMarchant Place Atrium (1246 LeMarchant St, Halifax)
Gathering feedback on the design and potential routing options for the Halifax Urban Greenway. The sessions will be drop-in style with multiple panels illustrating what the trail could look. HRM Staff and consultants will be around to answer questions and build smaller discussions.

Help and more info

Call my office
Call our office for assistance with your municipal issues. Contact my Constituency Coordinator Melody Campbell by phone 902-490-2012 or email melody.campbell@halifax.ca or contact me directly. The best way to reach me is via email at my city email – waye.mason@halifax.ca or you can call my direct line at 902-490-8462.

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit http://www.halifax.ca/311/

Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to:  https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council meets on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times. https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/community-councils/halifax-west-community-council

Peninsula Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the three districts on the peninsula. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times:  https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/h/halifax-peninsula-planning-advisory-committee