A Sustainable Vision for our Community: Alternative Municipal Budget for the Halifax Regional Municipality is the culmination of a collaborative effort involving more than 20 individuals from academia, the non-profit sector and labour organizations.
The Alternative Budget contains 65 action items and their estimated costs. It includes strategic investments in community centres and recreation programs, in early learning, in food security, in library materials, as well as in public and active transportation. It outlines provisions to ensure everyone benefits from the anticipated economic growth resulting from the ship-building contract. It offers our Regional Council fuel for a real conversation about the services we need, and what we can afford; it offers alternative ways to pay for the services we want for ourselves and our community.