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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–

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This Is The New Year – Shelters, Playgrounds, Quinpool/Robie Public Hearing, more

Happy new year to you!  2018 sure started with a bang, didn’t it?  I had not intended to write much to introduce this newsletter, but I wanted to ask for your help. I was humbled to witness the dedication, hard work and commitment of the various shelter and homelessness charities. I’ve been constantly amazed by both of their staff and –more–

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Fall events, Halifax Explosion, update on tax cap discussion, more

Hello residents, Fall is truly here, and that means the community events list below is full of craft shows, but also many events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.   The municipality is asking everyone to take a moment to remember.  Throughout 2017, many engaging and thoughtful commemorative events have taken place. So many I can’t fit them all in –more–

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Homecoming, lead pipes, placemaking, fall events and much more

News I always say Fall is my favourite time of year in Halifax.  So many events, so much of the best of our community on display, and so much energy, especially with the students returning. I love living in this neighbourhood, and don’t mind most of the occasional challenges that come with being next to the University. That said the –more–

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Car Noise – Feedback to Allnovascotia UPDATED

I know a lot of residents are concerned about vehicle noise and the disruption the renewed use of after market mufflers is causing.  Unfortunately there are very limited effective tools right now to issue tickets.  I wrote a short note updating Allnovascotia owner David Bentley in response to his editorial yesterday, but ANS didn’t publish it.  Because so many people –more–

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Student move in day, Ben’s Bread site, more

News Hello!  This coming weekend marks the start of the return of students to Halifax, and exciting and sometimes trying time. I love the energy the students bring, and I’ve been meeting throughout the year with Halifax Police, the universities and other HRM staff to make sure we continue to handle September 1 as smoothly as possible. Residents who are –more–