PB VOTE 2020
Information about the 2020 Participatory Budgeting process coming soon. Vote will take place in spring 2020.Have your say!
ABOUT DISTRICT 7
All about District 7 – Halifax South Downtown, who represents us, and what services are available.Find out more!
Hi, I’m Waye, Councillor for District 7!
I am an activist, entrepreneur, educator and municipal councillor, and I was first elected in 2012 and then re-elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2016.
I've lived in District 7 for 29 years, and love working with residents to make our community an even better place to live.
You can find out more about me here
News & Updates
- Stopping the garage on the Common, volunteering at HRM, transit changes, more
Hi again, Quick enewsletter before the weekend. You may have seen my letter in the Herald, read my email last week, or read some of the media that resulted where I outline my concerns and those of residents about the proposed Halifax Common garage that the province apparently wants to build south of the Natural History Museum. I continue to engage with the province to try and get them to change course. Good news is that as of 4:30pm today the …
- Wifi at the Oval, AirBnB party house reporting, upcoming issues for 2020, more
I hope you had an enjoyable winter holiday period. We were back at City Hall last week holding a Budget Committee meeting, meeting residents, and of course enjoying the inconvenient but beautiful snow day on Wednesday! A lot is coming up this year in terms of important direction for the municipality – decision and direction on higher order transit, library construction and rehabilitation funding, affordable housing funding through the new Centre Plan fund, of course Halifact 2050, our municipal contribution …
- Young Ave update, Gorsebrook Park, geosmin, more
What a couple of weeks eh? First off, a huge thank you to the Young Avenue District Heritage Conservation Society, the Park to Park Community Association, the NS Heritage Trust, the Local Council of Women Halifax, and every other group and individual who rallied so quickly last week to save Young Avenue. From an unexpected notice of motion on November 26 to the withdrawal of the motion December 3, hundreds of people called councillors, sent in letters, signed petitions, and mobilized the community. …
- Participatory Budget vote cancelled, affordable housing program and Centre Plan, more
Hello all, couple of quick notes and some great community events to share. The District 7 Participatory Budgeting Vote Night scheduled for November 4th has been cancelled. We tried moving the vote night to the Fall to see if we could get more people involved, and it has not worked out! We did not get enough projects submitted to allow for a vote, so we have decided to consider funding all the projects that were submitted. This means that while there …
- Crane, Camp Hill, participatory budgeting, and congrats to Melody + more
Hello all, It’s been an eventful and exhausting couple of weeks since the last newsletter or hurricane update! Several items to let you know about below. Residents should check out my new and updated website at https://wayemason.ca while the content is largely the same this one is easier to navigate, less visually complicated and works better on mobile devices. Please let me know what you think and if you find any bugs. On the crane collapse – I was glad to see the province declare …
Read my letter to Premier McNeil regarding planned hospital renewal QE2 sites Halifax here: 20200127 common garage concerns (final)
UPDATE: after considerable uproar and it looking increasingly unlikely that the motion would get anywhere near the votes required, Councillor Adams withdrew his motion at the December 3, 2019 Council meeting. A lot of residents have contacted me asking why …
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