Update #14 – Participatory Budgeting report, public hearings, events and updates

District 7 Participatory Budgeting Meeting a Success! Peninsula South Downtown residents gathered over the past month to debate, discuss, and decide which projects will receive 2014-2015 District 7 capital funding. The process, called Participatory Budgeting, invites District residents to participate in the allocation of public funds. Each HRM Councillor is allocated $94,000 to use in his or her community to support the purchase of property, the construction of a facility, re-modeling, expansion of a facility or purchase of equipment. The read more

After a busy night District 7 residents have decided how to spend $94,000

Three projects received full funding & one more receive partial funding District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents gathered tonight to debate, discuss, and decide what projects will receive funding and help make their community a better place. Waye Mason, the area councillor, invited district residents to once again to determine spending priorities for this year’s $94,000 district capital budget. “It was so great to see residents from all over the District come out to talk about what matters to read more

Photos from 2014 Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting Vote tonight! 6-9pm

Community Meeting and Vote! Wednesday, April 16 – 6-9pm  Medjuck Architecture and Planning Building, Dalhousie University 5410 Spring Garden Road Projects will be presented “science fair style”. Residents will vote for their five favourite projects. Funding will be announced on this night after votes are counted. Projects under consideration tonight (must vote for five projects for ballot to be counted): Metro Non-Profit Housing Association The Morris House Basement Upgrades $8,500 Halifax Shambhala Center Kitchen Reno $16,264 Dal Bike Centre Bike read more

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