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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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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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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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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–

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City will slowly but surely get back on its feet tomorrow.

This was a big storm! 45cm has fallen and 10-12 more may fall, which would bring us to double a normal heavy storm. This is so far beyond normal that HRM will not be able to meet our normal snow service standards.  Clean-up operations will take several days.  Basically add at least 24 hours to normal snow clearing timelines. You –more–

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Update #7: Snow day edition – sidewalk snow removal, wood stoves, parking fines, oh my!

NEWS Happy snow day to all of you who got a day off on this glorious sunny Friday!  As a wise man said on twitter this morning “our community was really committed to today being a day off!” Lots of public meetings and events are listed below, but a big deadline coming up especially for parents: registration for Spring Recreation –more–

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Proposed Changes to Parking Fines

We are writing to update residents about proposed changes to the parking fines in HRM. Most other Canadian cities have vibrant downtowns and main streets while also having higher parking fines. The reason HRM is considering increasing parking penalties is to make sure that the fine is high enough to encourage compliance, while in turn increasing parking spot turnover and –more–

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Update #6 – UPDATED with Coburg Public Hearing info. Major plans update, South Park Bike Lane, community meetings, more

NEWS I hope you had a good winter break! Things are starting to really pick up speed here at City Hall. People are already calling me about participatory budgeting!  Dates are not yet firm but we will announce them in my fall newsletter and online sometime in February.  Once again $94,000 for capital projects will be available to groups that –more–