Heavy/Large Industrial Tax Agreement Info

Other municipalities have industrial tax rates or deals for heavy industry.  This is something that Halifax has done for decades (shipyards, airport, NS Power, Heritage Gas).  It has for the last while been done through partnership with the Province. From what Gloria McCluskey says when the municipalities did their own assessment she recalls knocking 50% off the Dartmouth Marine slips value for exactly the same reasons. Municipalities lost the ability to do this in 1996 when PVSC came into the read more

Pics from D7 Participatory Budgeting 2015!

After a busy & fun filled night District 7 residents have decided how to spend $94,000

District 7 residents came out in droves tonight to contribute to the third year for one of Canada’s most ambitious participatory budgeting projects, and vote on how to spend $94,000 on citizen-led initiatives. “It is amazing and humbling to see residents of Halifax South Downtown come and say what matters to them,” said Councillor Waye Mason. “We had record numbers of participants, families, students, and folks of all ages come out and vote.” Eligible projects were present for a science read more

On May 19 at 6pm Residents Decide How to Spend $94,000 in Municipal Grants

    WHEN: Tuesday May 19, 6-9pm WHERE: Lindsay Children’s Room, 2nd Floor, Halifax Central Library UPDATED: two more projects added! District 7 – Halifax South Downtown residents will cast their votes this Tuesday to decide which capital projects are priorities for the community. This will be the third year for one of Canada’s most ambitious participatory budgeting projects, allocating $94,000 to citizen-led initiatives. Waye Mason, Councillor for District 7, developed the program as a way to engage the community.  read more

Update #26 – Participatory Budget deadline extended

NEWS District 7 Participatory Budgeting: Project Submission Deadline extended to May 8! May 8, 2015 The deadline for applications for District 7 capital funds (up to a maximum of $20,000) is now extended to Friday May 8th at 4:30pm. This deadline is to ensure that all projects meet the required district capital criteria before going to vote. For more information or to submit your proposal, please contact Jessica Bradley by email bradlej@halifax.ca or phone 902-490-2625. Forms and further information are also read more