District 9
(Albro Lake - Harbourview)

District Profile

Total Population, 2006 Census: 15,829

This is one on the poorest areas of Halifax. Its average household income of $35,732 is in the bottom 25 percent of average incomes in Nova Scotia, and is the lowest in the Halifax Regional Municipality in 2001.It's an aging district---the number of school aged children decreased by 25 percent, and the number of people 55-64 was up a whopping 55 percent in the same time period, and people 75+ increased more than 40 percent.The population decreased by almost 1,000 people between 1996 and 2006. Families with children evacuated the area---two-parent families with one, two, and three children decreased by 23, 41 and 73 percents respectively. Single-parent families saw similar drops.Ten percent of people in the area are visible minorities, the largest group of which is African Nova Scotians.

Issue: Tax Reform

Average municipal tax comparison for single family homes

DistrictAverage Property 2009 (taxable)Current Tax (2007)Draft Tax Model (2007)Change in taxes
District 9 (Albro Lake - Harbourview)129,3261,0051,31630.90%

Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".

Current Councillor

Jim Smith Read his report card.

Elections Data

2008 Results

Brian LeBlanc
1,003 votes / 33.82%

Wayne Sitland
164 votes / 5.53%

Jim Smith
1,799 votes / 60.65% Holds!

Voter turnout: 26.83%

2008 School Board elections

(District 3 - Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Cow Bay)
Gretchen Birt
Theresa Colbear
Lloyd Jackson
Heddy Johnson
Tracey Mohr
Troy Myers
Gin Yee, 42.80%

2004 Results

Jim Smith 2,421 (66.73%)
Clint Schofield 1,207 (33.27%)
Voter turnout: 36.14%

82.87% voted for Peter Kelly in 2004
-19.13% Change in 2008

2000 Results

Jim Smith - 1,179(I)
Clint Schofield - 1,085

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