Thursday, July 28, 2011

A modicum of common sense

The bloated HRM gets a haircut. Finally.
The province’s biggest municipality needs seven fewer councillors, a regulator has ruled.

The provincial Utility and Review Board rejected Halifax Regional Municipality’s application to keep the existing 23 councillors but change district boundaries. It said 16 councillors, plus the mayor, is the right size.

The board’s decision, released Wednesday morning, says that the municipality has a much lower number of constituents per councillor than other similar-sized cities in the country, and public opinion has favoured a smaller council.
And check out the tidy table provided by the ChronicleHerald. Good job URB.

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