Dear Bedford Residents,
This is my fifth newsletter/bulletin since being elected as your representative on Halifax Regional Council 30 months ago. My objective is to update you on what has been going on in Bedford and HRM, and to highlight some of the upcoming issues and events that you can expect to hear more about in our community. A significant portion of this newsletter is devoted to updating you on the proposed Bedford Waterfront Design project. I have included the project background, timelines, and FAQs (frequently asked questions). They were prepared by HRM Development staff and the provincial Waterfront Development Corporation Limited to inform residents and solicit feedback. I have participated in the process (as an ex-officio member) of both the Bedford Vision Implementation and Waterfront Steering Committees. I expressed strong support for public buildings, a library, public transit hub, and public spaces all of which were brought to my attention by Bedford residents, but also your concerns regarding issues such as height, density, views, open space, and increased protection for the western ledges and shoreline.
Over the past year Bedford has benefitted from a number of projects. This is evident by the tremendous amount of paving, patching, painting, upgrades, new facilities, and repairs conducted in Bedford over the past few months. I will highlight some of these projects below, plus others that will be forthcoming. As always, I encourage you to contact me with your ideas, concerns, and questions.
My family and I wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous 2011!
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