Good News for Folks in HRM!!!

Peter Kelly’s 12-year reign as Halifax’s mayor will come to end in October!!!

From The Coast:

Mayor Peter Kelly announced today that he will not be seeking re-election this October.

“I feel that, after 27 years of public service, I have made my contribution to the good of the community to the very best of my ability and it is time to seek new horizons,” he said.

Mayor Kelly said that he intends to complete his term.

“It has been a great privilege to be mayor of HRM and I will carry with me forever the spirit of goodwill that citizens have always shown me. They have been my constant guide and inspiration. The residents were always the best part of this job and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their advice, their support and also for their forgiveness when I have made mistakes, and I have made my fair share!”.

Mayor Kelly, 55, said he made his decision not to re-offer on Tuesday, after taking some personal time to reflect and to consult with his family.

It’s no secret that I’m no fan of Mayor Kelly. Check out my friend’s blog entry regarding our fearless leader…it will help explain my feelings as well!

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OccupyNS Debacle

Please check out this awesome blog by a friend of mine. Recently he posted his thoughts on our local mayor, Peter Kelly, and his actions to disband the Occupy NS protestors…on Rememberance Day. His post was so well written, that I just have to pass it on.

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My favorite part:

Or, to paraphrase the twitter feed of #OccupyNS, in geek speak….remember that time in Star Wars when Obi Wan told Darth Vader if you strike me down now it will only make me stronger, and then he strikes him down anyway and it does?…..Yeah, this is kind of like that.

Well said, whoever posted that to the #OccupyNS feed! That summarizes things pretty well.