Raymond Taavel Park

I am so pleased that this Inglis Street Park has been renamed Raymond Taavel Park. You can read about his story here.  I love the ideas that the Friends of Raymond Taavel have generated and look forward to seeing these changes happen over this summer. On Wednesday August 19 2015 we set up a tent and played some funk and R&B music on a little boom box and asked people what they thought of Inglis Street Park.  What we heard read more

Marlborough Woods

MARLBOROUGH WOODS  After meeting with residents on site the following improvements are in the works Get a park sign there at the edge of the street leading to the water to better confirm access and when open and closed. residents would like it to have “no dumping, pack in it pack it out, no winter maintenance” and hours on it Picnic table was installed,  community is also hoping for a bench Medium term looking to bring back the old switchback read more

Participatory Budgeting, Willow Tree Tower vote, discrimination and bullying in the workforce at HRM, more.

  Hello all, A fair bit of news and not as many events as we head into summer.  In this enewsletter I am going to touch briefly on Participatory Budgeting, the Willow Tree Tower, and discrimination and bullying in the HRM workforce, and bus stop improvements! Despite a disappointing outcome last night (more on that in a minute) it was great seeing so many of you and hearing so many passionate and well thought out arguments!  One residents stopped me and read more

Council Motion regarding bullying, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination

I was pleased to move the following and see it adopted unanimously last night.  More on the discussion here. That Halifax Regional Council expresses support for the actions and response from the Chief Administrative Officer, June 11, 2018, regarding HRM’s commitment to a safe workplace, responding to the Employment Systems Review and the Human Rights Commission report, and; That the Chief Administrative Officer be directed to provide quarterly public progress reports to Regional Council, subject to the appropriate redaction of read more

6th annual District 7 Participatory Budgeting results are in

After a fun filled night six projects receive full funding, and one receiving partial funding. Voting took place Wednesday evening in the Halifax Central Library, with 405 residents of all ages coming out to decide which community projects would receive funding for 2018/19. “It is very rewarding to see the expectation and excitement from residents, especially the school age kids” said Waye Mason, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for District 7. Each district in Halifax has a budget of $94,000 for read more