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Halifax needs a better budgeting process

Last night I had to wonder: why does HRM spend more time looking for public input when my neighbours want to put a small extension on their house than when it passes a $788 million dollar operating budget? I just got a letter that gives me a couple weeks to comment in case I have an issue with my neighbours’ plans.  This is a lot more time than I had, as a citizen, to read – read more –

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What we really need is more ferry service, not less!

HRM Council made the wrong decision when it announced cuts to ferry service when it passed the Metro Transit budget.  We need HRM Council to invest in transit in the core, where it makes sense and has ridership, not cut services to fund expensive rural transit. The decision is being justified using ridership numbers and cost saving numbers that mislead people by not placing the ferry service in context. Cutting the ferry back so it – read more –