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How We Should Respond to Snow in the Downtown

It's Christmas week, and it's also snowier than usual in St. John's. This has lead to frustration as shop owners demand to get the snow removed from Downtown sidewalks. Here is some insight into how the City is responding.
Written by Dave Lane at 11:25

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Yes, I voted for a propane tank.

There's been a lot of media attention surrounding a propane tank required by the Keg and two new restaurants on St. John's Harbour. I Dave Lane voted in favour, and here's why.
Written by Dave Lane at 10:48

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In case you missed it: St. John's is becoming more engaging.

The City has announced an important milestone in its development of better public engagement. Dave informed council on December 2, 2013 that the City is embarking on the creation of a Public Engagement Framework that will guide our interaction with the public for years to come.
Written by Dave Lane at 21:00

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The Light House Project - Why I Voted ‘Yes’

On October 21, 2013, St. John's Council voted to essentially approve a new development downtown. It was a controversial issue, as there were a number of aspects of this proposal that are disconcerting to many people. Dave Lane voted "yes" and here's his explanation as to why.
Written by Dave Lane at 13:00

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My statement to council regarding the Light House Project

On October 21, 2013, a motion was made in St. John's City Council to draft amendments to our development regulations allowing a proposed downtown development to violate height and density limits. Here is what Councillor Dave Lane said in advance of his vote.
Written by Dave Lane at 21:00

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