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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–

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Update #4 – Recreation during school closure, Integrated Mobility, development symposium, more

Before we get to the newsletter, I wanted to share a brief update on Recreation services during the current shut down of public schools in Nova Scotia.  The following is an email from the Director of Parks and Recreation for HRM: ‎I am providing this update in light of yesterday’s announcement from the Province of Nova Scotia. As you know, –more–

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Update #3 – Centre Plan, North West Arm trunk sewer rehab, MacDonald bike approaches, more

In this update: PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARINGS Community conversations next phase of Centre Plan public consultation process Bikeway Connector Project Public and Online engagement sessions Rehabilitation/repair of Northwest Arm trunk sewer Centre Plan Complete Draft Comment Deadline Integrated Mobility Plan COMMUNITY EVENTS AND INFO 2017 Volunteer Award nominations now open Home Warming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy –more–

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Update #2 – Cogswell, Young Ave, swearing in and first meeting of new council.

District 7 Events- November 2016 Another quick update with a full listing of events and public meetings for November. Public Meetings & Hearings – here’s what’s included: Public Information Meeting – Cogswell Interchange Redevelopment Nova Scotia and Permanent Residency Immigration Information Session Public Information Meeting – Young Avenue By-Law Amendments Halifax Regional Council: First Meeting of New Council Community Events –more–

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Update #1 – Canadian Martyrs, Young Ave, Centre Plan, Grammar School, Stormwater fee, and more…

NEWS Thank you so much to the voters in Halifax South Downtown for giving me your support and your trust.  Thank you for re-electing me as Councillor for District 7. During the campaign I made 30 promises regarding priorities that matter to you – things like protecting heritage buildings, preventing destructive development and solving parking issues in our neighbourhoods. I –more–

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Update #49 – Port update, Cogswell truck update, public meetings, more

Hi everyone, a couple of quick notes for you. You will be receiving the district (paper) newsletter this week, there are some interesting articles and information in there for you as well. NEWS Container terminal merger update I met with the Halifax Port officials on Monday to find out what they could tell me about the recent news of a –more–