I’ve had a lot of emails and tweets today from people asking what the heck is going on with council, HRM and downtown. Concern was raised two weeks ago by the approval for the Burnside sale of parcel 12-4, and has gone stratospheric today because of the sale of the final Bayer’s Lake parcel. So, here is a summary of what is going on, the good, bad and ugly, and what I hope we – read more –
Snow this morning means HRSB closed Halifax public schools today. Acadian and private schools may be open, check respective sites. HRM Rec is closed until noon, check back at 11am for updates about this afternoon. For school closure info click here. For other closure check the CBC site here. Here is the snow ops update for 8am Forecast is for 5-10cms of snow ending late afternoon. Snow started at 6am. Municipal Operation’s crews started anti – read more –
Friday, January 25, 1pm MacKeen Lounge Join Councillor Waye Mason and Constable Illya Nielsen. Constable Nielsen is the Halifax Regional Police Community Response Officer for Halifax South End, and will join the District 7 Councillor to discuss community safety. This is a community meeting for all residents of MacKeen Manor and John Hugh MacKenzie Cooperative. Coffee, tea & treats provided!
I’ve had some interest from readers and members of the public about what is going on with the budget, so I updated the budget section of the website. This weekend there was some discussion on twitter about what was going to happen with Metro Transit next fiscal year (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014). Council has decided to move budget debate to Audit & Finance. So, while the public cannot speak at these meetings – read more –
Here comes the snow! Follow HRM on twitter for fastest updates as the snow progresses. Please remember – if there is an issue with snow removal, refer to this guide, and then if the problem is outside of the guidelines, call 311 and report it. If you wish, follow up to me as Councillor with an email and with the case number assigned by 311. If you call me first, I end up calling 311 anyway, so – read more –
I will be send out the first of my monthly newsletters later this week. I’ve imported the list of people from the campaign that have indicated interested in getting updates. If you no longer wish to receive updates, now is the time to unsubscribe! To unsubscribe, click here: http://wayemason.ca/manage-subscription/?u=%%varUCode%% Now that should work, but this newsletter software is new to me, if it does not, there should be a link below in the footer of – read more –
So over the last week or two I’ve been working on consolidating my campaign website, my post-election website and my blog into one single site. Why? To put all my material in one place, and so that I only have one site to update. All the campaign material is here, and all the wayemason.ca blog posts are here too. Most importantly, my calendar is now on line, so people can see exactly what I am – read more –
HRM is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Community Grants Program. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2013. Application forms and program guidebooks are available online at www.halifax.ca/grants, by calling 311 or from one of HRM’s Citizen Contact Centres. The HRM Community Grants Program is a centralized program that provides annual cash grants to registered non-profit organizations and charities located throughout HRM. There are two types of grants: (1) a project grant of up – read more –