Housing Update #3

What’s Happened Since The Last Update The Official Press release – Today, Mayor Mike Savage, and Assistant Chief of Emergency Management, Erica Fleck provided an update regarding ongoing efforts to help address homelessness in the Halifax region. Full video of this update: https://youtu.be/wkxYAvVqyiw The municipality continues to collaborate with the province, along with professional service providers and volunteers, to provide support to those experiencing homelessness in our region. In August, Regional Council unanimously approved investing up to $500,000 towards a range of emergency read more

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Transit changes, transparency and open data, chicken bylaw public hearing, more

In This Issue My Council Update is linked to Jennings/Larch street party update, Housing Update #2, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation info, upcoming Transit changes, and some great open data and transparency initiatives. Public Meetings and Hearing includes details about the chicken bylaw public hearing and upcoming council meetings and the Carlton East and West information meeting.  Roadworks includes a lot of stuff as we approach the end of construction and paving season.   Community Events shows a very slow return read more

Update on Jennings/Larch events and actions so far

I have been working closely with MLA Lisa Lachance. We share our communities’ frustration with the behavior we saw this weekend in the streets of our neighbourhood and we recognize the impacts this has had on residents who experienced it.  We want to make sure this community remains a diverse mix of students, renters, long-term homeowners, young and old, and university students, and we love the energy and excitement students bring to this neighbourhood. Lisa and I will continue to read more

Housing Update #2

It’s been almost three weeks since my last Housing Update, so I wanted to let folks know about the work that is currently underway and recap the last few weeks of activity. What’s happened since At the last Council meeting on August 31 the motions I wrote about for Crisis Housing Funding (Mayor Savage August 31) and A Lived Experience Advisory Committee on Homelessness (Councillor Lovelace August 31) passed. An additional motion regarding a Rapid Housing Initiative project for 60+ rooms in read more

Housing crisis, students, elections, district capital, Centre Plan, important Public Hearings, more

In This Issue My Council Update contains info about housing, student return, centre plan, elections, and district capital. Public Meetings and Hearing includes some engagements and two big public hearings regarding two large developments, one on Robie, one on Carlton/Robie/College.  Roadworks has for updates.  Community Events is starting still pretty light, but some good stuff in there. This issue ends with info on how to reach out and get help on municipal issues. Councillor Update The housing crisis continues to be the most pressing issue in our read more