HRM Council met last night and discussed the issue of its size. To no one’s surprise, Council decided it was …
Over-governed?By Trevor J. Adams | May 20, 2010
Allnovascotia.com is reporting that HRM Council will likely drop three Councillors when the next municipal election rolls around, cutting its size to 20 Councillors. A review-committee report is spurring the move, with Council itself making the final decision in a vote three weeks from now. The last time this came up to vote, the Councillors voted firmly in favour of keeping their jobs. With a budget crunch and a groundswell of public anger over government excesses, the cut seems more likely to go through this time. At Halifax Magazine, we’re unabashedly in favour of the idea—Halifax has more councillors per capita than any other similarly sized city in Canada. Over-governed means badly governed, so over the coming weeks we’re going to add our voice to this debate. Check back often for web-exclusive editorials, a message from our publisher and more.
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