District 7 & 8 2015-16 Participatory Budgeting

Councillors Jennifer Watts and Waye Mason are inviting the community to provide input on how to spend each district’s 2015- 2016 capital budget of $94,000. The process, which is called Participatory Budgeting, was initiated in Halifax in 2013 by Councillor Mason. He held two public sessions in summer of 2014 – the first was an open exchange of ideas on how to spend the money and a vote was held at the second. The selected projects included funds for a read more

Snow Update – commute, parking ban all day, free transit, waste collection, etc.

Hi folks, one last weekend snow update, Neighbours, please take the time to do what you can, if you can, to make your sidewalk, front steps, and neighbours properties safe and accessible for the return to work Monday. Temperatures have dropped and the slush from this morning combined with melt water runoff is freezing. Salt, salt, salt is required! You should plan for for a busier, slower commute Monday. We will all need to take extra time getting to work. Please be read more

District 7 Participatory Budgeting 2015/16 – first meeting rescheduled (date TBD)

Due to snow related delays, my print newsletter and other promotion of the scheduled Monday March 23 were delayed and the I don’t feel the awareness is really out there. THIS MEETING IS BEING RESCHEDULED.  The  new date will be announced shortly.   Real money. Real projects. Real decisions – in District 7 Each municipal councillor has a budget of $94,000 from the District Capital Fund for permanent projects in your community that provide widespread community benefit. Everyone in District 7, including children, are read more

Parking info for upcoming church service, shabbat, jumu’ah and others

Halifax Regional Police provided this guidance to help members of faith communities to determine whether they can park near their place of worship this weekend. Police officers are helping with enforcement of No Parking on the streets and also blocking streets to facilitate safe and effective snow clearing and removal. As part of this effort, police are determining which vehicles may need to be ticketed and/or towed in a strategic and targeted manner, keeping in mind that businesses need to accommodate read more

Snow Update – 8:40 am Friday March 20

Here is a quick summary of snow removal and recovery activity after the biggest storm we have ever experienced on record in HRM. Crews are reporting significant progress in clearing and widening the streets across the Halifax region, due in part to the exceptional cooperation of residents in finding off-street parking over the past 24 hours. For more information on the ongoing storm cleanup and impacts on municipal services, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow NO PARKING ON STREET DAY AND NIGHT To read more