Shape Your Budget 2017

Consultation has concluded

Regional Council approved the 2017-18 municipal budget and adopted the multi-year budgeting strategy on April 11.

To reference this year's proposed budget and multi-year financial strategy, go to http://www.halifax.ca/budget/index.php

Where your tax dollars are spent:



Videos of Council discussions on budget:

December 14, 2016

January 25, 2017

February 1, 2017

February 8, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 21, 2017

March 7, 2017

April 11, 2017


Regional Council approved the 2017-18 municipal budget and adopted the multi-year budgeting strategy on April 11.

To reference this year's proposed budget and multi-year financial strategy, go to http://www.halifax.ca/budget/index.php

Where your tax dollars are spent:



Videos of Council discussions on budget:

December 14, 2016

January 25, 2017

February 1, 2017

February 8, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 21, 2017

March 7, 2017

April 11, 2017


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Discussions: All (4) Open (4)
  • Would you be willing to pay more taxes for enhanced or improved services? If so, which services?


    Would you be willing to pay more taxes for enhanced or improved services? If so, which services?


  • Revenue fees (not including Transit) account for $39m or 4.4% of revenues received by the municipality. This includes everything from recreation fees, permit fees for parking and facility rentals. Do you support increasing these fees and/or creating additional user fees to maintain a lower tax rate or provide additional services? Please provide your comment.

    Revenue fees (not including Transit) account for $39m or 4.4% of revenues received by the municipality. This includes everything from recreation fees, permit fees for parking and facility rentals. Do you support increasing these fees and/or creating additional user fees to maintain a lower tax rate or provide additional services? Please provide your comment.

  • Currently the municipality is spending $198 million on the rehabilitation and replacement of existing assets, expansion and/or the addition of new assets. Where would you like to see your capital dollars spent?

    1. Roads

    2. Sidewalks

    3. Recreation Facilities

    4. Buildings/Infrastructure

    5. Other venues, facilities, projects?

    Please provide comment

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    Currently the municipality is spending $198 million on the rehabilitation and replacement of existing assets, expansion and/or the addition of new assets. Where would you like to see your capital dollars spent?

    1. Roads

    2. Sidewalks

    3. Recreation Facilities

    4. Buildings/Infrastructure

    5. Other venues, facilities, projects?

    Please provide comment


  • Given the current infrastructure in the municipality, do you feel it is more important to maintain our existing infrastructure or to build new infrastructure? Please provide your comment. 

    Given the current infrastructure in the municipality, do you feel it is more important to maintain our existing infrastructure or to build new infrastructure? Please provide your comment.