Shape Your Budget 2015

Consultation has concluded

You have told us where you would draw the lines for the municipal budget for 2015/16. We appreciate your comments and your time to use the Budget Allocator. This site will remain online for informational purposes but as of the deadline of January 31, 2015, no new data will be included in the upcoming report to Council.

You can still particiapte in the upcoming budget discussions at Council. Check the key dates section for more information.

Thank you for shaping your city and shaping its budget.


The Budget Allocator provides people with a unique glimpse into the experience of balancing

You have told us where you would draw the lines for the municipal budget for 2015/16. We appreciate your comments and your time to use the Budget Allocator. This site will remain online for informational purposes but as of the deadline of January 31, 2015, no new data will be included in the upcoming report to Council.

You can still particiapte in the upcoming budget discussions at Council. Check the key dates section for more information.

Thank you for shaping your city and shaping its budget.


The Budget Allocator provides people with a unique glimpse into the experience of balancing the city’s budget. It allows you to simulate adjusting the municipal tax dollars allocated to various services like transit, parks and policing – and see the potential impact this has on both service delivery and the overall budget.

To get a better understanding of the budgeting process and why Halifax Regional Municpality is asking for your input please watch the videos we’ve posted, including Mayor Mike Savage's introduction video and the Municipal Budget 101 video featuring Bruce Fisher, Manager of Financial Policy and Planning. We've also included videos showcasing the various municipal service deliveries that your municipal tax dollars support. Thirteen videos on services like transit, recreation, garbage, streets, roads and culture provide a background on the types of services the Municipality provides.






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  • Debt

    almost 5 years ago

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    Halifax Regional Municipality's current debt payment is $55.85 million or 6.6% of a total expense budget of $844.3 million. Do you feel this is too much or not enough to expand and maintain the Municipality's infrastructure? Please provide your comment.


    Halifax Regional Municipality's current debt payment is $55.85 million or 6.6% of a total expense budget of $844.3 million. Do you feel this is too much or not enough to expand and maintain the Municipality's infrastructure? Please provide your comment.

  • Revenue fees

    almost 5 years ago

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    Revenue Fees (not including Transit) account for $47.45 or 5.6% of Revenues received by the Municipality.  This includes everything from recreation fees, permit fees to 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 $47.45 or 5.6% of Revenues received by the Municipality.  This includes everything from recreation fees, permit fees to 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.

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    Currently Halifax Regional Municipality is spending $144 million on the rehabilitation and replacement of existing assets, expansion and/or the addition of new assets.  Where would like to see your Capital dollars spent?
    1. Roads
    2. Sidewalks
    3. Recreation Centres
    4. Buildings/Infrastructure
    5. Large Regional Venues
    Please provide your comment.


    Currently Halifax Regional Municipality is spending $144 million on the rehabilitation and replacement of existing assets, expansion and/or the addition of new assets.  Where would like to see your Capital dollars spent?
    1. Roads
    2. Sidewalks
    3. Recreation Centres
    4. Buildings/Infrastructure
    5. Large Regional Venues
    Please provide your comment.

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    Thinking into the future, what type of services or facilities would you like to see in the Municipality?

    Thinking into the future, what type of services or facilities would you like to see in the Municipality?