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Dog days of summer, major site specific approval report, downtown sidewalks, more

  News I heard Bob Murphy on CBC Mainstreet say “it’s the dog days of summer” this week and I thought “oh that can’t be right” and then realized, yes indeed it is the longest, warmest, hottest part of summer,and time keeps flying by!  What that means in the municipality is that meetings slow to a trickle and road paving –more–

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Sidewalks in downtown, an update

Let’s face it, the unusually high number of construction projects have made parts of downtown a challenge to navigate and enjoy this summer. For my own sanity I put together a list of projects underway right now in the downtown core (1 square km from Cogswell to the Superstore, waterfront to South Park) with anticipated dates that the sidewalk will –more–

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Participatory Budgeting Results, Fire Safety Info, Summer Festival Dates, More

News and updates Happy summer!  The weather has turned and we are finally getting to enjoy Halifax at our best.  Mowers are mowing fields, painters are restoring sidewalks and street lines, and of course, pavers gonna pave.  For a list of roads and sidewalks in the district getting work this summer please see this newsletter from April. PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING A –more–

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Participatory Budgeting Vote Next Wednesday, Campaign Finance Reform, Soviet Agitprop + more

So many exciting things happening right now but the two biggest ones really need to be highlighted. First the participatory budgeting is vote coming up on Wednesday next week, details below. Second is Campaign Finance Accountability meetings talking about the possible restrictions and rules around campaign donations from unions, registered businesses and corporations. VOTE 2017 Participatory Budgeting in District 7 –more–

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Green Network Plan, Participatory Budgeting, planing survey, more

News Hi all!  As promised there is a short blog up on my site listing who is running in the upcoming provincial election in the three ridings in District 7 along with their contact info. Time is running out to submit a proposal for Participatory Budgeting 2017/18!  If you have an idea to improve our district, contact us right away and we –more–

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Council Update, Almon St bike lane, participatory budgeting, more

News A provincial election has been called!  Council has asked all three provincial parties invite a designate to speak with Council about the provincial-municipal relationship.  I’ll be posting a list of candidates in the three ridings that are a part of the municipal district. We had a busy Council meeting last week.  Some highlights for me are that Regional Council –more–

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LED Light Conversion, budget highlights, summer paving, more

Lots of news this issue – info on the LED light conversion, budget details, paving details, an important meeting on the Integrated Mobility Plan, and many community meetings below! REMINDER – Participatory Budgeting deadline coming May 15 – more info here: http://halifaxsouth.ca/pb News & Updates LED Light Conversion I have had some kudos and some complaints regarding the LED light replacement –more–

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Wanderers Grounds pop up stadium proposal

I’ve received a lot of emails concerned about the proposed “pop up stadium” on the Wanderer’s grounds. I share a lot of the concerns! First off, Council is not deciding to allow this, Council will possibly ask for a staff report to consider the proposal. This is very far from a done deal, there are many questions that need to –more–

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Argyle street update

I am very excited that the Argyle renovation is finally happening, though I understand the concerns folks have about the potential impact on local business. The proposal to renovate Argyle came from the business community, coming from a process that lead to this document in Feb 2012.  Funding was approved in 2013 and this specific project was approved by Council in April –more–

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Update #9 – Centre Plan and Green Network Plan released, more

News Not a lot of news right now – Centre Plan second draft should be available later today for consideration at the March 29 CDAC meeting, and the Green Network Functional Plan second phase (implimentation) has just been released.  Lots of exciting stuff to read, but not real comments from me yet, still reading these critical documents.  Let me know –more–

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Some speed data

Preston Street between Jennings Street and Watt Street –April –May 2016 16ATR146.pdf AAWT=1035 two way,437 northbound,597 southbound 85th percentile speed=46 KPH Average speed=34.6 KPH Preston Street between Norwood Street and York Street –May 2016 16ATR163.pdf AAWT= 2536 two way,1309 northbound,1227 southbound 85th percentile speed=46 KPH Average speed=36.4 KPH Vernon Street between Cedar Street and Jubilee Road –November-December.2016 16ATR575,pdf AAWT=3592 two –more–

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Update #8 – Taxis, Participatory Budgeting 2017, upcoming events, more

NEWS TAXI APPEALS AND LICENSING MOTION I am pleased to let residents know HRM is taking action to tighten standards for taxis. My motion was passed unanimously & I would like to share my introduction to that motion: What citizens in HRM value is a taxi system that is safe for all. It is important that the public both know –more–

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Snow Update #2 – what the next couple days looks like

Municipal staff and contractors are focused on improving mobility and accessibility for all as quickly as possible, given the amount of work to be completed. Crews will be targeting clearing of crosswalks, intersections, and providing access to push buttons over the next few days. It is not expected that all sidewalks can be fully accessible (ie completely cleared) for ten –more–