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St. John's councillor Dave Lane to step down by end of 2020

St. John’s Coun. Dave Lane, lead councillor for finance and administration, speaks to reporters Monday at city hall.
St. John’s Coun. Dave Lane, lead councillor for finance and administration, speaks to reporters Monday at city hall. - Juanita Mercer

Family moving to Torbay

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

St. John's city councillor Dave Lane has announced that he'll be stepping down by year's end.

In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, Lane, first elected as a councillor at large in 2013, explained that he and his wife Hedi are expecting their second child and have made the decision to move to Torbay. 

"Because I’ll be moving from St. John’s once the house is ready, I’ve made the decision to end my role on Council by the end of this year," Lane wrote.

"With this timeline, there will be no need for a costly and distracting by-election. I will continue to do my job with Council for the next several months, working on projects such as the budget, our bike plan, improvements to public transit, and better support for local businesses."

During his time on council, Lane has been focused primarily on economic development, public engagement, supporting startups and small businesses, and strengthening support for the arts and built heritage. He is currently council's lead for Finance and Administration, the Business Support Initiative, the Water Street Infrastructure Project Liaison, and the Bicycling Advisory Committee, and is a member of the St. John's Transportation Commission.

[Announcement About My Role On Council] Hi everyone, I have some changes coming in my life that will impact my role on...

Posted by Dave Lane for St. John's on Sunday, February 16, 2020

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