If you haven't met Gerry Post, he is a very smart and energetic guy who is a member of the HRM Accessibility Advisory Committee. He and his colleagues had the foresight to make a submission to the consultant reviewing winter snow removal operations, Grant, Thornton. Despite this action, none of the 7 practical recommendations rated even a mention in the final report. I urge you to send an email to Gerry's list of Councilors, wondering why they even bother with an Accessibility Advisory Committee and demanding that they pay more than lip service to thoughtfully made observations. The millions of dollars in lost business, lost wages, the damage to Halifax's reputation and the plain inconvenience to citizens due to poor policy calls for more than tinkering with a bad plan.
Regional Council will be taking this up August 4 at 10 AM. Please attend!
I yield the floor to Gerry: