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A quick update on the CFL stadium discussion

A quick update on the CFL stadium discussion. I will vote for a staff report, because there are options that may be worth exploring and we are not committed to anything, and this means future discussions are public. Under no circumstance is HRM considering building and operating a stadium, but we are being asked to help pay for it if –more–

Lucy & Griffen vote, folks having a look at projects, and Galiba & Unaiza pondering at PB 2018.
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Participatory Budgeting, Willow Tree Tower vote, discrimination and bullying in the workforce at HRM, more.

  Hello all, A fair bit of news and not as many events as we head into summer.  In this enewsletter I am going to touch briefly on Participatory Budgeting, the Willow Tree Tower, and discrimination and bullying in the HRM workforce, and bus stop improvements! Despite a disappointing outcome last night (more on that in a minute) it was great –more–

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Council Motion regarding bullying, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination

I was pleased to move the following and see it adopted unanimously last night.  More on the discussion here. That Halifax Regional Council expresses support for the actions and response from the Chief Administrative Officer, June 11, 2018, regarding HRM’s commitment to a safe workplace, responding to the Employment Systems Review and the Human Rights Commission report, and; That the –more–

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6th annual District 7 Participatory Budgeting results are in

After a fun filled night six projects receive full funding, and one receiving partial funding. Voting took place Wednesday evening in the Halifax Central Library, with 405 residents of all ages coming out to decide which community projects would receive funding for 2018/19. “It is very rewarding to see the expectation and excitement from residents, especially the school age kids” said –more–

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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 –more–

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PB 2018 community vote, paving and works info, meetings & more

  Hi folks, it is positively sunny and almost summer like outside.  And with sun comes road work and other public works!  Below is a list of paving projects that they hope to get through this summer, but a big note is the upgrade of the traffic signals at South and Robie.  Work begins today and last until mid July. Crews will be –more–

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Participatory Budgeting application deadline Friday, the Common, Lower Parking Lot, more

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION APPROACHING! Sixth Annual District 7 Participatory Budgeting Vote  Building a great community – one great idea at a time Each district has a budget of $94,000 for a District Capital Fund for permanent projects in the community that provide widespread community benefit. For the last five years community members just like you have proposed projects, made recommendations –more–

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Cogswell, Common, Centre Plan, Public Information Meetings And More

Just a quick note with some important upcoming public meetings and engagements for your  consideration. Public Meetings and Notices Centre Plan Public Engagements Underway now | Various venues around the regional centre ONLY TWO MEETINGS LEFT TONIGHT – Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax Thursday, April 5, 2018 from –more–

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6th Annual D7 Participatory Budgeting, Accessibility Framework Sessions, more

Hi folks, after today’s Council meeting I’m going to be out of the office on vacation returning March 22. I will not have access to email, phone or social media until I return.  My family tells me this is normal and appropriate on vacations, I am skeptical but going along with it and we shall see how it goes! If –more–

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Centre Plan, Ferry Terminal, JEM, more

Just a quick update to share the Centre Plan dates and info.  Another longer newsletter will come next week.  Halifax Ferry Terminal Refresh Project – Phase 2  Construction Funded in part by the federal government through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Halifax Ferry Terminal Refresh project aims to improve customer experience for those accessing ferry service. Halifax Transit is –more–

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For the record

The following apologies were accepted by Council today and complaints against me dismissed.  The dashes are where the HRM Privacy Office has redacted the apology to protect the identity of the complainant. Apology 1 – While I admit I have at times let my strong feelings about this issue influence the way I have expressed my disagreement, my sincere intention –more–

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Cornwallis Committee Timeline

  October 3, 2017 – Regional Council adopts administrative order to establish Cornwallis Committee, requests names from the Assembly, Mayor writes the Chief’s to request six names. November 9 – letter received from the Assembly by Mayor’s office, forwarded to Clerk’s Office November 20 2017 – is received by HRM Government Relations (GREA) from the Clerk’s Office with the Assembly’s –more–

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BRT engagement, public information meetings, George Elliott Clarke, more

Congrats to the Inglis Street Elementary School parents and staff who pulled off the first of what I personally hope will be an annual dessert auction! Pictured above are just a few of the delicious desserts that were auctioned, raising over $1200 for the accessible playground fund.  Thank you also for putting up with my auctioneering, it was a lot of fun and –more–

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African Heritage Month, Transit Priority Corridor, Dessert Auction, Pond Dredging, more

February 1 marks the beginning of African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. This is Canada’s oldest celebration of African Heritage, marking its 34th year this year.  This years theme is “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community.”  This theme honours the legacy of community collaboration that has become the base for educating, promoting and celebrating this important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage. It –more–

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Housing Motion and Speaking Notes

Today I moved a motion that I hope results in a really deep dive into whether the municipality should resume administering affordable housing on behalf of the province.  Below is the motion, and my speaking notes (check against delivery).   The motion, now passed at committee, goes to Regional Council for debate. Motion as amended (check against approved report) (passed 5 –more–