December 8, 2021 Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee

Date:

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 18, 2021

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND
DELETIONS

4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES 

5. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
6. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
7. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
8. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE 

9. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE

10. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
10.1 Correspondence 
10.2 Petitions
10.3 Presentations – None 

11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

12. REPORTS
12.1 STAFF

12.1.1 International Partnerships Update [PDF]
- Presentation [PDF]

Motion
That Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council:
1. Establish an Economic Partnership with Portsmouth, England; 
2. Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to negotiate, and the Mayor to execute, an Economic Partnership agreement with Portsmouth consistent with the discussion section of the July 29, 2021 report and for a term not to exceed five years; and, 
3. Adopt the proposed amendments to Administrative Order 2014-003-GOV Respecting International Partnerships as set out in Attachment D of the July 29, 2021 report. 

12.1.2 Halifax Common Master Plan [PDF] (Large Size 35 Mb)
- Presentation [PDF]

Motion
That Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council:
1. Repeal the 1994 Halifax Common Plan and adopt the Halifax Common Master Plan (Master Plan) as contained in Attachment A, as a guiding document for open space planning, management, and development within the Halifax Common; and 
2. Direct the CAO to undertake periodic reviews at least every five years of the Master Plan for any updates.

12.2 MEMBERS OF STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE 
12.3 COMMUNITY DESIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE – NONE 
12.4 HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE – NONE 

13. MOTIONS – NONE

14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE) – NONE 

15. ADDED ITEMS

16. NOTICES OF MOTION

17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – January 20, 2022

19. ADJOURNMENT

INFORMATION ITEMS 

1. Information report from the Legislative Assistant dated December 3, 2021 re: Presentation Requests [PDF]


For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Simon Ross-Siegel, Legislative Assistant, at rosssis@halifax.ca or 902-490-6519