Mayor outlines next steps for positive change agenda

January 22, 2013

Clarke talks about "the first 100 days" of Reorganization Plan for Positive Change
SYDNEY, NS – Mayor Cecil Clarke delivered his first major address as Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality today to an audience of 170 community and business leaders at a luncheon organized by the Cape Breton Partnership.

Clarke spoke about his goals for the first 100 days of his administration.

"We're 78 days in and have announced a number of key initiatives of the Reorganization Plan for Positive Change," said Clarke, reflecting on the progress made since Council's swearing in on November 5, 2012.

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Mayor Clarke announces CBRM's first-ever public budget consultation tour

January 10, 2013

SYDNEY, NS - Residents of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality will be invited to attend a meeting in their own district and participate in public opinion surveys about the spending priorities for the region's $137 million budget.

Mayor Cecil Clarke today announced the Municipality will embark on a new budget process as part of the Reorganization Plan for Positive Change. This will include the region's first-ever public budget consultation tour. Clarke also outlined a two-day stakeholder session in Council chambers, budget workshops with CBRM staff and councillors and a consultation with CBRM employees about how they can strengthen their departments and find efficiencies.

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Clarke announces dates for Port Summit

January 4, 2013

Mayor says summit is an important step forward for port development and jobs
SYDNEY, NS – As part of Mayor Cecil Clarke's Reorganization Plan for Positive Change, a Port Summit will be held in Sydney on February 21 and 22 at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion.

"This summit is an important step forward to further commercialize and diversify our port and create jobs," said Clarke. "Job creation and economic development will be a key priority in the port's development. It is one of our great assets and a focus of our job creation plans."

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CBRM Council announces Interim Chief Administrative Officer

December 20, 2012

SYDNEY, NS - Marie Walsh, CBRM's Director of Finance, will serve as Interim Chief Administrative Officer on news of the upcoming retirement of long-time CAO Jerry Ryan.

Mayor Cecil Clarke made the announcement at the end of today's council meeting.

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