HOUSING CRISIS

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DISTRICT CAPITAL GRANTS 2022/23

Read about the 2022 District 7 Capital Grants. Deadlines updated, applications open!

Grant Applications in D7

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Meet Waye, Councillor for District 7

Waye Mason in front of City Hall (Star)

 

Waye Mason is a community leader, entrepreneur, educator and Halifax Regional Councillor. Prior to his election as Councillor, Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades.

As a municipal councillor, Waye has championed bringing transparency and accountability to Halifax Regional Council. Waye first got elected to council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2020 due in part to what Halifax Magazine referred to as his “relentless constituency work.”

Find out more about Waye here

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News & Updates

  • Capital grants, Spring Garden planters, renaming Cornwallis Street, Housing Update #7, Coronavirus Update #51, more Camp Hill Cemetery

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on capital grants, Spring Garden planters, renaming Cornwallis Street, the temporary playground at the Common, mobile ticketing app for transit, and saving the historic Elmwood on Barrington.  This is followed by Housing Update #7 and Coronavirus Update #51. Public Meetings and Hearings has info on upcoming council meetings and […]

  • Demolitions, Common, Housing updates, more Halifax in the background across the harbour, with the ferry heading to Dartmouth in the foreround

    In this issue My Council Update includes some updates on the demolitions in our community, the proposed soccer stadium, info on Spring Garden, Lower Water, Peninsula complete streets engagement in July, tax billing system upgrade, and more. Public Meetings and Hearings has info on upcoming council meetings. Roadworks is very busy, though the CN Bridge […]

  • Cogswell Modular meeting to be announced, Jubilee and Oxford, Centennial Pool open, GMF appointment, more

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on the Cogswell Modular meeting to be announced, Jubilee and Oxford, Centennial Pool open, GMF appointment, more Public Meetings and Hearings has info on upcoming council meetings. Roadworks is starting to heat up, with construction and paving starting. Community Events is starting to fill up with events and summer programs,  but please do not […]

Housing Crisis

  • Capital grants, Spring Garden planters, renaming Cornwallis Street, Housing Update #7, Coronavirus Update #51, more Camp Hill Cemetery

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on capital grants, Spring Garden planters, renaming Cornwallis Street, the temporary playground at the Common, mobile ticketing app for transit, and saving the historic Elmwood on Barrington.  This is followed by Housing Update #7 and Coronavirus Update #51. Public Meetings and Hearings has info on upcoming council meetings and […]

  • Housing Update #6

    This will be my last stand-alone housing update.  I’m going to include a housing update section in my District Update newsletter, which I produce every couple of weeks.  If you wish to continue to receive updates, and I hope you do, please subscribe here: https://wayemason.ca/mailing-list/ What’s Happened Since the Last Update Last Tuesday Regional Council approved proposed […]

  • Housing Update #5 New Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre Shelter on College Under Construction

    Pictured – New Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Shelter on College Under Construction What’s Happened Since the Last Update Modular update – With 24 of the 26 rooms at the Dartmouth site now completed, HRM has shifted focus to completing the Halifax modular unit site. This site will be able to accommodate 38 individuals, based on single […]

Blog

  • How HRM sets the tax rate – focus on the average impact

    The short version Every year most folks (including a lot of the media) become convinced Council is taking both the increase in assessment and then increasing the tax rate on top of that. In plain English, HRM sets a target for the average tax bill increase, not the rate increase.  This means Council votes on […]

  • Speaking Notes on Police Budget Grand Parade April 9 2020

    Check against delivery I cannot support the proposed increase to the HRP base budget at this time. I am not anti-police, though I do recognize the harms and trauma that we’ve heard from residents, these are very real experiences and must concern all of us. I also recognize how important well-functioning and well-supported police are […]

  • Unsanctioned Street Party Update #2

    As promised here is an update on steps being taken to reduce the kind of trouble we sometimes see with students and disruption in the neighbourhoods around the universities in Halifax. Last week I was joined by Mayor Savage, CAO Jacque Dube, HRM staff and the Chief of Police in a meeting with Dalhousie President […]