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MAYORAL SCORECARD DETAILED

Public Transit (General) Bike Lanes Late Night Transit Rural Transit Summer Transit Overall (Transit) Multi-year Funding Increasing Funding Overall (Culture) Pedestrian Zoning Curbing Sprawl Greenbelting Overall (Space & Sprawl) Housing Accessibility Overall (Affordable Communities) ROBBIE TOM MIKE SAVAGE FRED CONNORS AARON EISSES McCORMACK MARTIN

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MIKE SAVAGE
Focused on accountability to existing HRM plans and building partnerships. - Proposes investing $50 million in downtown revitalization - Wants to increase role of music industry as an economic driver for HFX; creating a Municipal Arts Council and a Healthy Communities Fund; cites need for stable funding to Nocturne and similar event - Calls for an affordable housing plan working with a variety partners - Many vague answers that do not respond to specific questions. - Only candidate not to clearly support pedestrian zones on Argyle or University Ave; does not clearly support late night transit options

FRED CONNORS
Focused on community consultations; focused on downtown revitalization and community vibrancy - Proposes using some of HRM s $18 million surplus to fund arts programs - Proposes streetscaping and other reforms to make Spring Garden Road area more vibrant Advocates for a connected set of pedestrian zones - Unclear platform for greenbelting and controlling sprawl

AARON EISES
Offers simple, straight forward answers, but does not provide many details regarding implementation. Highly focused on issues of transit and sprawl; less so on arts and housing

ROBBIE MCCO RMACK


Expresses support for all platform points but lacks details about specific ideas for implementation

TOM MARTIN
Responded 12 hours late - Seeks for HRM to takeover authority for housing - Would commit to 1 year pilot project on Argyle street funded in part by HRM -Would commit to 1 year pilot for late night transit - Only candidate not to commit to summer UPass

LISTING OF QUESTIONS

Section 1: Visionary Transit Do you support car-focused road-widening projects such as those for Bayers Rd, Herring Cove Rd, and Bedford West? What would you do to halt projects that have already been approved that you disagree with? Do you support the proposal for the cross town connector bike lane? If not, what would you do instead to improve cycling safety in downtown HRM? Late night transit affects students studying late, working late, and enjoying recreational activities. Students have called for this since at least 2008. It is an issue of safety as well as service. How will you respond to the calls for late night bus transit? For students who commute back and forth to school and work, they need access to busses that go beyond the peninsula. Where do you see as the key areas for growth of the public transit system beyond the urban core? In past negotiations, HRM has demanded that all students pay the full semester fee to extend the U-pass into the summer months. However, only 10-15% of students take summer courses. Would you commit to providing an opt-in summer u-pass option for students? Section 2: Culture HRM currently only funds event-specific expenses through its grants program, leaving many important community organizations in the midst of a constant chase for funding. Would you support opening up the criteria and under what conditions? How will you ensure groups remain accountable and effective if given operational funding? There has been much discussion these elections about the need to increase municipal arts funding to the national average. Do you believe this is a good idea and if so how do you intend to fund this? Section 3: Public Space University Ave and Argyle Street are hubs of pedestrian and cyclists. Yet, the potential for these to act as community hubs is hindered by traffic. Do you support turning these areas into limited traffic, pedestrian- focused zones? Do you see it as the citys job to pay for the expenses associated with each of these transformations or would you look to other partners to help fund? What else would you do to support the concept of walkable cities? HRM has continuously failed to implement its own development plans that aim to curb sprawl. How would you counteract this trend? Do you support the Williams Lake development proposal? If not, what would you do to halt or adapt this development? Section 4: Liveable Communities Housing issues appear to be an ongoing turf battle between the municipality and the province. What do you see as the role of the municipality in improving access to quality affordable housing and improving tenants rights? How would you go about ensuring that efforts going towards downtown revitalization do not result in the gentrification of historically marginalized communities?