2020 Halifax South Downtown Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting 2020 cancelled for 2020/21

The health and wellness of residents is HRM’s main priority.  Due to public health concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the District 7 2020 Participatory Budgeting Information Session on April 8th and the Vote Night on May 11th has been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

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Get your projects ready – it’s PB 2020!  Real money. Real projects. Real decisions. Building a great community one great idea at a time. 

Each district has a budget of $54,000 (less because it is an election year) for a District Capital Fund for permanent projects in the community that provide widespread community benefit. For the last five years community members just like you have proposed projects, made recommendations on how to spend this money, and voted on who should be funded.

All residents of District 7 – including children – are invited to come and help choose projects that will help build a stronger community! We are practicing a different way to make decisions about how to spend public money in our neighbourhood.

  • Do you live in District 7 Halifax South Downtown?
  • Need funding for a project to support, enhance, build community here?
  • Want to have a say in how this neighbourhood budget is spent?

Does your community:

  • Need funding for a project to support, enhance, build community?
  • Want to see more public art, bike racks, benches?
  • Does your neighbourhood want to improve a park or playground?

Capital projects that provide a public benefit are eligible for funding. In addition to info on this website, you are encouraged to contact my office and speak to Lucille Walsh. Lucille’s email is walshl@halifax.ca or you can call her at 902-490-2012 if you have any questions.

What can funded be is capital projects that provide a public benefit. Residents should know in advance that all HRM policies and guidelines must be met. There are a bunch of rules that help define what can and can’t be funded, you can read the HRM District Capital Policy here.

Read the results of the 2018 vote here.