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Hurricane Dorian recovery update 2 Sept 9 12 noon

A lot of the District 7 has gotten power back but there are still large areas without.  I will be touring the area with Mayor Savage and Deputy Fire Chief Bezanson at 2pm to get a better idea about the work in front of us.  NS Power will have new projected times later today (see below) Been getting a lot of calls about trees.  To be clear – municipal staff will be removing municipal (street & – read more –

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Hurricane Dorian recovery update Sept 9 7:50pm

Hi folks, hope you and yours are doing as well as can be expected post hurricane. The municipality will come slowly back to life tomorrow but you can expect things to be late, and full of detours and unexpected delays. All cell towers have been restored so service should be improving shortly. Municipal clean-up operations are running around the clock, with the aid of extra contractors and the Canadian Armed Forces. The military is now – read more –

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Back to school, participatory budgeting, Centre Plan, more.

Hi folks, hope you had a great summer! My twice yearly print newsletter is going to residents Tuesday next week, and in it I remind residents with school is starting and with students, both young and adult, returning to are streets and sidewalks that we all need to be a little more cautious when walking, biking and driving. Please remember – every corner is a crosswalk, even if no lines are painted. Plan for a little extra – read more –

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Centre Plan, Natal Day, summer events, more!

Just a quick update before things really slow down for August. I am very pleased to let you know Centre Plan Package A passed 1st reading and is heading toward a public hearing September 17. While I of course am keeping an open mind as we approach the hearing, I want to say I am pleased we have made it to this point! I do read in the media two things that concern me – that council – read more –

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REMINDER – Public Hearings Monday July 15 and Tuesday July 16

REMINDER – PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK AT REGIONAL COUNCIL Halifax City Hall, Council Chamber, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax Hey all. A reminder of a couple of big public hearings next week, last couple before Centre Plan adoption. Please consider writing letters or coming to speak about what you like, what you do not like, what you would change. Send letters to clerks@halifax.ca before 1pm day of hearing. CORRECTED – Monday, July 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Case 20218 – Amend – read more –

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Summer heat, Centre Plan, Rail shuttle & Windsor Street Exchange, more!

Hi all, hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather that has finally arrived, just in time for festival season to start! I am not one to complain about the heat, but make sure you stay cool, hydrate, don’t over do it, and take care of yourself. When there are heat alerts in Halifax, community spots are organizing to provide measures for those lacking a cool place to call their own. Water, sunscreen and hats available for – read more –

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The Wellington Street public hearing is cancelled, rescheduled

Residents should be aware that due to an unexpected illness the Public Hearing for Case 20774 Wellington Street has been cancelled tonight and rescheduled to July 10.  I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Revised event listing below: Case 20774 – Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law, and a proposed development agreement to enable an eight-storey building (plus penthouse) on the lands fronting Wellington Street CORRECTED – read more –

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Newcomer Map, CN Bridges, public hearing Wellington Street, Canada Day, more

Hi all, short note today with a long list of events. First of all, thanks to Brandan Tarry and the mapping team at the ALP Faculty, School of Access NSCC, who shared this really cool “Newcomer Map” with me to pass on to you.  If you lived in Halifax a while, or all your life, you know where things are, but if you just arrive, it can be daunting to learn.  This project shows where things – read more –

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Sidewalk Snow Removal Changes, Participatory Budgeting Program Update, New Affordable Access Program, Bike Week and more

District 7 Newsletter – May-June 2019 Hi all, wanted to get a newsletter out to start the week.  Before we get to public meetings and community events, I want to update you on sidewalk snow removal changes, participatory budgeting program changes, the new Affordable Access program launch, and travelling to FCM Quebec. A little over a month ago I promised to bring a motion to deal with substandard snow clearing of sidewalks by contractors, especially in the northern half of the – read more –

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Participatory Budgeting Renewal Meeting this week, update on old downtown library site, more…

Just a very quick note regarding two things happening this week and next. First is the Participatory Budgeting Renewal meeting taking place CORRECTED AGAIN Thursday, May 16th at the Central Library at 7:00 PM.  I’ve been talking about this meeting for a while and some folks asked me what the goal of the meeting is. After six years, we have a number of questions we want to hear from you about.  Do we want to reduce – read more –

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Downtown bike lanes, rental apartment registration, 2019/20 D7 paving, more…

    Lots of great stuff has been happening at City Hall the last few weeks! First I would like to thank residents for their patience as I have been travelling and away so extensively the last while due to my role as President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM). I wouldn’t be doing it if I was not convinced that Halifax and Nova Scotia are well served by NSFM, and it has been a – read more –

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Participatory budgeting review and delay, next two weeks, Camp Courage, more.

So, March came in like a lion, let us hope it goes out like a lamb. You can read my apology and thoughts on sidewalk snow removal here. Participatory budget delay for review, rethink and redesign It’s been six great years of Participatory Budgeting, and it’s time to talk about what changes we may want to see to make it even better. I had hoped to have a meeting last Fall but we ran out – read more –

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The Cogswell Interchange is coming down, community events, more.

Quick note this Friday afternoon as I try and get this update out for residents.  Just one big bit of news. Tuesday at Regional Council was a historic day – the interchange is coming down! The Cogswell District public realm (transportation, parks) plans were approved. The size, shape and feel of the buildings are yet to come.  Engagement regarding commemoration and placemaking, especially the focus on African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities will continue. The – read more –

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Is it Spring yet? Upcoming public hearings and some community events.

Been a while since my last update.  Wanted to get these public hearing dates and community events out today before Council starts at 1pm.  A longer update will come next week sometime. Until then, take care! Public Hearings February 12, 2019 6pm | Halifax City Hall Case 20267- Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law, and a proposed development agreement to enable a five-storey building on lands fronting Chebucto Road, – read more –

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Winter is coming, holiday hours, snow and parking, budget, plastic bags, more

Hi folks, I wanted to get another e-newsletter out before winter holidays start up.  While I’m going to be out from December 17 to January 3 and only periodically checking email, you can always call the council support office during the business day at 902-490-4050 and one of our excellent staff will be happy to assist. In addition to some public meetings and events coming up I wanted to remind you that winter is coming – read more –