On October 17, 2020 I was elected as Councillor for District 7 Halifax South Downtown. Once again, as I did in 2012 and 2016 I’ve archived the campaign site here on my blog, so that all my web material is all in one place.
Thank you for your support and kindness during this election.
When the votes were counted, I was so humbled and gratified to see I had received the highest number of votes garnered by any candidate in this area since amalgamation, and received the highest percentage of votes cast for a councillor in this area in 20 years.
Thank you for this strong endorsement and validation of my work for these last eight years.
I am already reaching out to my colleagues new and old to talk about how we can move the municipality forward and become a more empowered, green and connected community. I look forward to returning to work at City Hall on Monday.
Thank you to all the voters, folks who put a sign on their lawn, who donated money, and who volunteered there time. I am forever grateful.
I would like to thank Rob, Liz, Craig, Jesse, and Kaitlyn for all their hard work during the campaign. Thank you to my family, Marnie, Rhett and Emma, for their support, love and forbearance. Thank you also to Stoo Metz for his photos of me, and Rich Aucoin for the music for my video, my theme song “City I Love.”
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It is hard to believe that voting begins in just one week. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from residents during this campaign. I know we share values and priorities for HRM and District 7.
I have promised to help guide decisions that will empower all residents to be economically secure and hopeful, build a green municipality actively working to address the climate emergency, and connect residents by transforming how people move around HRM.
I’ve shared my report card on my 2016 promises, showing that when I say I’ll do something I’ll work hard and get it done.
I’ve shown for two terms that I see what needs to be done, I get to work, and residents know they can count on me when they need me.
In just the last four years…
I’ve convinced Council to review how we police and provide public safety, to support Black, and Indigenous and racialized communities through rebalancing service delivery with alternatives to policing and look to develop complementary civilian services, like mental health crisis response teams.
I worked hard with the community and got Young Avenue protected through land-use bylaw changes and then fought again and stopped a rezoning that threatened those protections. I also fought for and we ultimately succeeded in protecting Schmidtville (Halifax’s second Heritage Conservation District), the Old South Suburb, the third Heritage Conservation District, the Grafton Park (Memorial Library site), 1029 Tower Road, and enhanced heritage protections throughout Downtown and all of HRM.
I convinced Council to vote to ask the Province to give the municipality affordable housing back, to change the way it heard taxi license appeals in order to keep vulnerable users safe, and protected our neighbourhoods by getting the first part of the long-awaited and much needed Centre Plan passed.
In August 2012 I said “the time to plan for development, and to defend those plans, is now” and I have worked relentlessly for eight years and delivered on this promise.
These are just some of the examples work I’ve done, and next term I’ll keep doing what I’ve done these eight years – post my calendar on my website and social media, send out a print newsletter twice a year, posting e-newsletters especially when you need them. Over the last term I sent out 105 enewsletters, 37 of them cornonavirus related, 15 on hurricane Dorian, and I posted 47 blog posts about important district issues.
Residents know that if a crisis happens and you call I will hop on my bike or jump in a cab and I will be there right away to see how I can help.
Thank you for your support and vote from October 6-17 so I can continue to do this work on your behalf.