The District 7 Participatory Budgeting Vote Night scheduled for November 4th has been cancelled. We tried moving the vote night to the Fall to see if we could get more people involved, and it has not worked out! We did not get enough projects submitted to allow for a vote, so we have decided to consider funding all the projects that were submitted. This means that while there are still details to work out the applicants will get funding, should receive the funding you asked for this year.
While it looks like a fall vote won’t work, I am planning to hold another Participatory Budgeting session in the old time of Spring of 2020. I anticipate that there will be more interest at that time, and we can get back to voting!
Get your projects ready – we are looking onward and upward to Spring 2020. I will share the list of successful applicants in the next e-newsletter.
November 4, 5:45 CANCELLED| Halifax Central Library, Lindsay Children’s Room
Eligible projects present for a Science Fair Show-and-Tell style event where residents of District 7 voted on projects they wanted to get funded. Each resident was provided a ballot and have to vote on five projects.
Each resident are provided a ballot and required to vote on three different large and three projects.
If you are live in District 7 and old enough to mark your own ballot, you can vote! International students and permanent residents are encourage to participate as well.
Each presenting group is encouraged to flood the vote with their supporters, but their supports have to vote on five separate projects for the ballot to be counted!
Over 550 residents participated in the discussion with project sponsors and voted throughout the course of the evening in 2017. Votes were tallied that evening and the funded projects announced that night.
Residents of all ages are allowed to vote! Bring your children!
Please join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2411630085624993/
- Le Marchant St Thomas PTA – $20,000.00 for playground improvements
- Partners for Care / Common Roots Urban Farm – $4,600 for signage, shade and garden upgrades
- Inglis Street Elementary School PTA – $10,000.00 for playground improvements
- Halifax Brewery Market – $18,000 for play equipment and furniture
- Halifax Cycling Coalition $16,450 – for eco counters and adaptive bicycles
- Halifax Central Junior High – $20,000 for new basketball backboards and armatures
- Common Link Association – $10,000.00 for connecting greenspaces in the downtown
- Partners for Care / Common Roots Urban Farm – $3,500.00 for tags and signage
- Gorsebrook Junior High H&S – $10,000.00 for exterior mural
- Inglis Street Elementary School PTA – $10,000.00 to help fund an accessible playground
- Brunswick Street United Church & the Halifax Music Coop $10,000 for washroom upgrade
- Halifax Cycling Coalition $3,669.00 – for Seasonal On Street Bike Racks.
- Partial funding was provided to Saint Mary’s Elementary School with $7664 for parkland upgrades.
- Le Marchant St Thomas for a playground at $20,000.00
- OPEN Projects urban furniture on the Halifax Waterfront for $4,000.00
- Speedy Kids Oval Program skate equipment for $5,000.00
- Spring Garden Area bike racks and beautification for $20,000.00
- Halifax Cycle Coalition picnic tables & bike racks for $15,695.00
- Peter Green Hall Green space enhancements for $20,000.00
- Park to Park for Gorsebrook benches and signage, $4,500.00
- Partial funding of $4805.00 was also provided to Halifax Minor Baseball for dugouts at Conrose field.
- Shelter NS received $20,000 for a community garden
- Halifax Music Co-op was successful in obtaining $36,462 for an exciting venue upgrade
- Gorsebrook Junior High School Parent Teacher Association community garden project received $30,000
- The Metro Non-Profit Housing Association received partial funding of $7,500 for basement upgrades at for the Morris House
- Downtown Halifax Business Commission for $20,000 for benches on Barrington
- Veith House with $5000 for Veith House Explosion Memorial Garden Clean-Up
- St Mary Elementary PTA with $30.000 for the Spencer Park St. Mary’s Active Living Initiative
- Dalhousie Student Union for $3089.62 for bike repair stands
- Halifax Regional Search and Rescue Team for $3000 towards a replacement vehicle
- Spencer House Today Café with $5000 of the Back to the Garden Backyard Patio.
- There was a four way tie and the remaining money was divided equally, $6250 each to the following proposals:
- Independent Living Nova Scotia for MapAbility.ca;
- Downtown Halifax Business Commission for Argyle Street Animation Project
- Chebucto Community Net for the server upgrade
- Spring Garden Area Business Association for Light up the Side Streets.