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 peninsula, including the area of read more

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 the maximum grant from $20,000 read more

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 huge honour to represent Nova read more

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 of time, so I’ve decided read more

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 public will have input into read more

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