Pin It
Favourite

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Waterside vote today

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 9:04 AM

As I discussed before, it was a brilliant procdure move on the part of the Armour Group to get the vote on the controversial Waterside development postponed until after the election.

It was unclear at the time exactly when the vote would happen, but by holding it today developer Ben McCrea and city staff don't have to worry about the legal issues involved with holding the public hearing before one council and the vote before another--- the new council doesn't sit until November 4. The delay, however, allows councillors to vote in favour of the project without having to face the wrath of voters at the ballot box.

Moreover, it's anyone's guess if Patrick Murphy, who appeared to oppose the project and lost his seat in the election, will show up to cast a lame duck vote against Waterside.

And council might delay the vote until this evening, but I'm guessing they're going to vote sometime this afternoon, when the TV cameras aren't on.

The meeting starts after the in camera council session at 1:30pm. I'll blog the results as soon as they vote.

Survey Asks

Who’s Nova Scotia’s worst tin-pot Doug Ford knockoff?

  • Matt Whitman
  • John Lohr
  • Hannah Dawson-Murphy
  • Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin
  • Tristan Flynn
  • Some other “personality” (suggest names in the comments)

View Results

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

Coast Top Ten

Reality Bites

More »

Shoptalk

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 17
September 20, 2018

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2018 Coast Publishing Ltd.