Shape Your Budget 2016

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Thank you for trying your hand at developing the municipal budget. All of your comments and Budget Allocator figures were collected from the consultation phase and were included in the report that went to Council.

As of March 8, 2016, Regional Council unanimously approved the 2016-17 operating and project budgets.

To get a better understanding of the budgeting process and why Halifax Regional Municipality asked for your input, please watch Municipal Budget 101, featuring Bruce Fisher, Manager of Financial Policy and Planning.

Municipal budgeting involves both capital and operating funds. Check out the "municipal infrastructure" section to learn more about the capital side of budget.


Where your tax dollars are spent:








Thank you for trying your hand at developing the municipal budget. All of your comments and Budget Allocator figures were collected from the consultation phase and were included in the report that went to Council.

As of March 8, 2016, Regional Council unanimously approved the 2016-17 operating and project budgets.

To get a better understanding of the budgeting process and why Halifax Regional Municipality asked for your input, please watch Municipal Budget 101, featuring Bruce Fisher, Manager of Financial Policy and Planning.

Municipal budgeting involves both capital and operating funds. Check out the "municipal infrastructure" section to learn more about the capital side of budget.


Where your tax dollars are spent:







CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Discussions: All (4) Open (4)
  • Future Services

    almost 5 years ago
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    Would you be willing to pay more taxes for enhanced or improved services? If so, which services?

  • Revenue Fees

    almost 5 years ago
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    Revenue fees (not including Transit) account for $47 or 5.6% 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.

  • Capital Projects

    almost 5 years ago
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    Currently Halifax is spending $135.8 million annually 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. Large Regional Venues (like a stadium or performing arts centre)

    Please provide comment.

  • Municipal Infrastructure

    almost 5 years ago
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    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.