Letter to Premier McNeil RE Planned Hospital Renewal and Commons parking garage

Read my letter to Premier McNeil regarding planned hospital renewal QE2 sites Halifax here: 20200127 common garage concerns (final)

Stopping the garage on the Common, volunteering at HRM, transit changes, more

Hi again,   Quick enewsletter before the weekend.   You may have seen my letter in the Herald, read my email last week, or read some of the media that resulted where I outline my concerns and those of residents about the proposed Halifax Common garage that the province apparently wants to build south of the Natural History Museum.   I continue to engage with the province to try and get them to change course.  Good news is that as of 4:30pm today the read more

Wifi at the Oval, AirBnB party house reporting, upcoming issues for 2020, more

I hope you had an enjoyable winter holiday period. We were back at City Hall last week holding a Budget Committee meeting, meeting residents, and of course enjoying the inconvenient but beautiful snow day on Wednesday! A lot is coming up this year in terms of important direction for the municipality – decision and direction on higher order transit, library construction and rehabilitation funding, affordable housing funding through the new Centre Plan fund, of course Halifact 2050, our municipal contribution read more

Young Ave update, Gorsebrook Park, geosmin, more

What a couple of weeks eh? First off, a huge thank you to the Young Avenue District Heritage Conservation Society, the Park to Park Community Association, the NS Heritage Trust, the Local Council of Women Halifax, and every other group and individual who rallied so quickly last week to save Young Avenue. From an unexpected notice of motion on November 26 to the withdrawal of the motion December 3, hundreds of people called councillors, sent in letters, signed petitions, and mobilized the community. read more

Important Update On Young Avenue

UPDATE:  after considerable uproar and it looking increasingly unlikely that the motion would get anywhere near the votes required, Councillor Adams withdrew his motion at the December 3, 2019 Council meeting. A lot of residents have contacted me asking why Councillor Adams gave a Notice of Motion to ask council to consider allowing multi-unit apartment buildings on Young Ave. (edit – the motion does not explicitly ask for multi-unit, but that is what the proponent has asked for since April, and read more