February 28, 2019

Steve Stretch

PO Box 1749

Halifax NS B3J 3A5

Dear Steve,

After attempting to reach you to confirm your availability for a community meeting on March 11, 2019 on January 6 and January 25 we are forced to cancel this consultation. As referenced in both my letters it was your suggestion that you would support a community meeting. Despite our best attempts to reach you by mail, by email and through the Clerks’ office we have received no response.

You requested we ask you formally to fund a community communication to ensure the greatest possible attendance. You did not respond.

The LWF Ratepayers Association provides recreation and community-based activities that enhance where we live.  Our primary partnerships support the Windsor Junction Community Centre (WJCC), the Lakeview Homeowners Association (LHA) and Keloose. There is also a history of supporting local seniors’ associations, groups that create opportunities for active living, sport and recreation, service organizations and community groups. Increasingly our relationships include opportunities to enhance accessibility for all in our communities.

Our February 4, 2019 contact with Financial Policy and Planning Office of Halifax indicated we could expect public consultation on any revised policy related to area rates in early in March 2019. Our meeting was intended to match that timeline. Based on Bruce Fisher’s commitment of a public consultation we will proceed with or without you as required by the process. Your absence in the process will be noted.


Marni Tuttle

President, LWFRA

Cc: Barb Wilson, Bruce Fisher, Halifax Clerks