Beverly ran in the last election against Sue Uteck and lost. She holds an MA in history and an MBA from Dalhousie University. She teaches part-time in the marketing department in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s.
Goals and Issues
Beverly is a fan of infilling, or creating population density on the peninsula, according to the HRM Regional plan. She is for Tax Reform. She thinks HRM needs to "regain control of the waterfront lands, establish a Halifax Common Advisory Committee to provide consistent oversight for the protection of these open spaces and reject develoments that will degrade our common space." As for building on the peninsula, she says "heritage is development...heritage buildings and sites in Halifax must be recognized as an irreplaceable resource and their preservation and sensitive re-use acknowledged as a valid part of economic development and an environmentally wise alternative to demolition and reconstruction." Finally, she is for bike lanes, "improved pedestrian environments," buses and a long-term transportation plan for the city.
On the record
"Good infill should also create diverse communities. HRM needs to figure out how to provide housing in our neighbourhoods that is affordable for young adults and families. More $500,000 high-rise condos are not enough."
Beverly is Communications Chair of the Peninsula South Community Association and writes the association’s monthly column in the Southender.
She has been a member of both the Halifax and HRM Heritage Advisory Committees and is presently Vice-Chair of the District 12 Planning Advisory Committee. She is on the boards of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and the Old Burying Ground Foundation and in 2007 co-founded the Friends of the Halifax Common to create awareness of both the extent of the Common lands and the loss of public open space over the years.
SourceEmail response to Coast Questionnaire. Website.
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