For the next election in October 2012 HRM is required to reduce the number of Districts (and Councillors) in HRM to 16 plus the Mayor.
Based on the decision of the NSUARB, District Boundaries for the next Municipal Election in HRM will be substantially different than they are today. The next steps:
- The next step is for HRM to determine the district boundaries based on 16 districts in HRM.
- The proposed boundaries will be submitted to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) in October.
- The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) will then undertake public hearings to hear the views of the public on the proposed district boundaries (not the number of districts – that has been determined with the decision of the NSUARB). The dates for those hearings will be in November.
YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT and will help HRM in determining the 16 polling district boundaries.
HRM residents have an opportunity participate on an online survey and provide input on several options for boundary changes. The survey will run from Saturday August 20th to Friday September 9th.
For more information visit: http://www.halifax.ca/BoundaryReview/index.html