News & Updates
Blog

An update on smoking and cannabis

I’ve been sending variations on this post as an email to people who have contacted me with questions but I wanted to share it more broadly: I understand the concerns I hear from the public about the proposed rules around smoking in public places. Really, Halifax has done a horrible job communicating what the intent of the by-law changes and –more–

Blog
Lucy & Griffen vote, folks having a look at projects, and Galiba & Unaiza pondering at PB 2018.
News & Updates
Blog

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–

News & Updates

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–

News & Updates

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–

News & Updates
News & Updates

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–

News & Updates

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–

News & Updates
News & Updates

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–

Blog

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–

Blog

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–

News & Updates