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Public Open House: Cornwallis Park Rejuvenated

Public Open House Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm Westin Hotel, Atlantic Room 1181 Hollis St Halifax, NS , Halifax, NS B3H 2P6 Canada Imagine the rejuvenation of Cornwallis Park into an active space, a space that enables community programming, supports active use, and is a family friendly space.  A park with a purpose! Please join us on Wednesday, May 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Atlantic Room of the Westin – read more –

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After a busy night District 7 residents have decided how to spend $94,000

Three projects received full funding & one more receive partial funding District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents gathered tonight to debate, discuss, and decide what projects will receive funding and help make their community a better place. Waye Mason, the area councillor, invited district residents to once again to determine spending priorities for this year’s $94,000 district capital budget. “It was so great to see residents from all over the District come out to – read more –

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Participatory Budgeting Vote tonight! 6-9pm

Community Meeting and Vote! Wednesday, April 16 – 6-9pm  Medjuck Architecture and Planning Building, Dalhousie University 5410 Spring Garden Road Projects will be presented “science fair style”. Residents will vote for their five favourite projects. Funding will be announced on this night after votes are counted. Projects under consideration tonight (must vote for five projects for ballot to be counted): Metro Non-Profit Housing Association The Morris House Basement Upgrades $8,500 Halifax Shambhala Center Kitchen Reno – read more –

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Update #13 – Participatory Budget information meeting, community grants, St Patrick’s Day, more…

Is it spring yet? I hope you are all keeping warm and dry as we all wait for some sustained sun and warmth! A reminder – tomorrow, 6pm at Spencer House is the information meeting for groups looking to apply for capital funding. Find out how to submit for consideration, and more about eligibility for this program. Applicants must be a not for profit community group or organization – or be partnered with one, and meet the – read more –

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Participatory Budgeting Returns – Councillors Invite Public Participation

Councillors Jennifer Watts and Waye Mason are inviting the community’s input on how to spend each district’s 2014-2015 capital budget of $94,000. The process, which is called Participatory Budgeting, was initiated in Halifax Regional Municipality last year by Councillor Mason. He held two public sessions in summer of 2014 – the first was an open exchange of ideas on how to spend the money and a vote was held at the second. The selected projects – read more –

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The votes are in & District 7 residents have decided how to spend $92,000

A busy night sees six projects received full funding & four more receive partial funding District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents gathered tonight to discuss and vote on what community projects will make the biggest difference in their community.  Citizens had been invited by area Councillor Waye Mason to determine spending priorities for this years $92,000 district capital budget.  “This was a great opportunity to engage citizens in a real way that has immediate results,” said – read more –

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The votes are in & District 7 residents have decided how to spend $92,000

A busy night sees six projects received full funding & four more receive partial funding District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents gathered tonight to discuss and vote on what community projects will make the biggest difference in their community.  Citizens had been invited by area Councillor Waye Mason to determine spending priorities for this years $92,000 district capital budget.  “This was a great opportunity to engage citizens in a real way that has immediate results,” said – read more –

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Residents Vote for District Capital Projects Wednesday July 17

Citizens will chose from over $180,000 in proposals, $92,000 available. District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents will cast their votes this Wednesday to decide which capital projects are priorities for the community. This process is one of Canada’s most ambitious participatory budgeting projects, allocating $92,000 to citizen-led initiatives. The project was initiated by Waye Mason, HRM Councillor for District 7, as a way to engage the community.  “I am really excited to see the quality – read more –

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Residents Vote for District Capital Projects Wednesday July 17

Citizens will chose from over $180,000 in proposals, $92,000 available. District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents will cast their votes this Wednesday to decide which capital projects are priorities for the community. This process is one of Canada’s most ambitious participatory budgeting projects, allocating $92,000 to citizen-led initiatives. The project was initiated by Waye Mason, HRM Councillor for District 7, as a way to engage the community.  “I am really excited to see the – read more –

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Past Projects Funded Through District Capital

Here are some examples of amounts that were granted to provide some funding for projects going back to 2010. PRE ELECTION – Representative District 12 & 13 Capital Projects     Description of Expenditures 21-Oct-10 Uptown Gottingen St. Merchants Association – capital improvements  $3,000.00 21-Oct-10 Commons Area – purchase of benches  $9,806.60 21-Oct-10 St. Mary’s Playground  $10,000.00 21-Oct-10 Granville Mall upgrades – landscaping  $12,002.92 21-Oct-10 Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District Signage  $13,182.44 21-Oct-10 Buddy Daye and – read more –

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Results are in – Participatory Budgeting Voting Date Moved to July 17

Results are in – Participatory Budgeting Voting Date Moved to July 17 – District 7 Residents Help Decide How to Spend $92,000 The results of the first participatory budgeting session for Halifax District 7 are in. Fifty-five citizens gathered at Spencer House Seniors Centre on June 5 to establish community priorities for spending $92,000 in District 7 capital funds. “The meeting was very positive and people were really excited to be involved, and some strong – read more –

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Results are in – Participatory Budgeting Voting Date Moved to July 17 – District 7 Residents Help Decide How to Spend $92,000

The results of the first participatory budgeting session for Halifax District 7 are in. Fifty-five citizens gathered at Spencer House Seniors Centre on June 5 to establish community priorities for spending $92,000 in District 7 capital funds. “The meeting was very positive and people were really excited to be involved, and some strong messages were heard,” said Waye Mason, District 7 Councillor. “The number one message was that we need to take more time to – read more –

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IMPORTANT NOTICE :: RESULTS ARE IN & DATE CHANGE for SECOND MEETING

IMPORTANT NOTICE :: DATE CHANGE for SECOND MEETING We have heard a lot of feedback from our community that the timeline on this process is far too short. Too short to get a project together, too short to spread the word so people know to come out and vote. We hear you and have changed the date for the second meeting. Also, we needed a bigger venue to host the Project Fair, so we have – read more –

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More about process and more who, what and where details! (note date change!)

Real money. Real projects. Real decisions – in District 7 Your city councillor has a budget of $92,000 to fund capital projects in your community. We are trying a new and different way to make decisions about how to spend public money in your neighbourhood: Community members – like YOU – will decide how to spend this money. Who CAN Apply? – not-for-profit organization with broad community benefit – PTA’s and SAC’s – daycare (if – read more –