Bringing the power of citizenship to the forefront, in strengthening each distinct community.
Dedicated to bringing all community partners to the table in consultation and project planning.
Ensure that the unique needs of each District 4 neighbourhood are heard.
Each of these human society pillars play important roles in our community. We need to work together to ensure that innovative resources, programs, and services are developed, properly supported, and well facilitated to help everyone reach their full potential.
Local small businesses and nonprofits help develop improved quality of life in our communities. Effective partnership building among this action sector will strengthen their sustainability while improving social capacity for everyone living in District 4.
Establishing a multicultural collaboration with core values of mutual respect, a valuing of differences, and a high level of trust. Embracing a common purpose of creating a more just society with a collective capacity to help make things better. And, developing and holding celebrations of culture and heritage in our District 4 neighbourhoods.
Continue the work led by HRM Affordable Housing Working Group Strategic Plan 2015-2020 with community-led advocacy; adopting the proposed directives and bring both new market and non market affordable housing options to District 4.
&Community transportation needs have been identified in our district and our direction should include neighbourhood needs assessments, . and bringing community partners on board who can make a commitment to making these efforts happen. The plan should be initiated by residents and community partners. Financial support should come from combined funding resources and equity in-kind.
Storm water management has been a concern for many residents; I do believe that costs for this infrastructure should be based on usage/types thereof, I also believe that we must consider fees for impervious surfaces vs forested areas as very different contributors to the management of storm water. Drainage...there's another water matter to talk about... And of course: How to make /keep our neighbourhoods Green & Clean...lots to consider here and I do need to learn more-join me in learning (what are other municipalities across Canada doing?) and implementing ideas.
Most of us have heard them...disruptive and unsafe drivers/driving late at night and speeding on residential streets. There are also concerns about various crosswalks, new ones to add, or lack thereof, a need for various stop lights/roundabout (for example-Bisset Rd/Cole Harbour Rd...and of roads needing repair. Here's an HRM link with info on repairs/paving: https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/streets-sidewalks/paving-repair
What about 'safe neighbourhood' initiatives?
Let's join with community partners and develop innovative programs to help our neighbourhoods feel safe.
How is bylaw enforcement/lack thereof, affecting residents, new and preexisting small businesses, our youth, our local attractions...is it needed or is it red tape working against sustainable development?
This is the Project that will umbrella each of the other directives; starting with creating and developing committees for each of the action sectors . We will collectively, and separately (by Committee) consider and apply for funding options available through various municipal, provincial and federal, grant opportunities as a means to help finance each of the projects that become part of the Action Plan. See below for more information.
Go to our Contact page, enter 'Ideas for Action Sectors' in the subject line and please, send us your thoughts and ideas.
Between May 2018 and August 2018, local nonprofit, Connexions, facilitated the first annual Small Business Roundtable. This three-session action-based workshop series brought local small business owners, members of the Cole Harbour and Area Business Association, MLA Tony Ince, and Connexions’ facilitators (Marisa & Ryan), together to work out what was needed by our local business community. Three themes were identified as components of what was deemed necessary to implement, in order to ensure the success of the local business community-and our community in general.
These themes were:
1. Develop and implement a ‘buy local’ initiative,
2. Develop and implement Local Business Expo Days,
3. Utilize and engage local attractions, recruit new attractions to the area (winery, brewery, eco tourism adventures etc.)
I wanted to help develop an initiative that would build on the ideas that were generated through those discussions. So, the resulting iLIVEDistrict4 Project is something I would love to continue working on with everyone's help!
This project's mandate will be to bring together a team of leaders and community champions to work on action sector plans designed to improve our district. Our first step would be to establish working volunteer committees for each mandate. I would like us to work on our Action Sectors and on ideas that create solutions to:
The positive results of this initiative in citizenship will help develop community spirit and engagement while demonstrating the power of collaboration. It is so important to have members on this committee who will represent every one of our district's unique neighbourhoods. Residents who live, work and play in the area and know best, what their communities need are the ones who will take ownership in the effort to create generational change.
The ilivedistrict4 Project will help us:
BUY LOCAL-ENJOY & RESPECT CULTURE & HERITAGE - GET INVOLVED & GET ACTIVE!
Is this ambitious? - Yes. Will it be a lot of work?-Yes. Will it help District 4 thrive? Yes!! JOIN US!