2020 Municipal Budget Survey
Help shape the next municipal plan and budget by participating in the 2020 Municipal Budget Survey.
Each year, the Business Units within the Halifax Regional Municipality prepare their budget and business plans to be presented to Regional Council. Before we begin the next cycle of planning, we are asking for input from the public to help us guide this process.
The municipality recognizes that citizens’ priorities may have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal with this survey is to understand where residents would like to see investments in municipal programs and services. Your responses will help guide the Halifax Regional Municipality with its immediate and long-term business and budget planning. You have until Monday, December 14, 2020 to complete the survey.
Please check back for results from the 2020 Municipal Budget Survey.
Please feel free to view results from previous surveys at the links below.
For questions about the survey, please contact:
2019 Citizen Survey
The 2020/21 Shape Your Budget (SYB) citizen engagement was conducted in September 2019 and included visiting community groups and hosting a series of pop-up sessions at various locations around the municipality. Participants were asked to complete a survey about their satisfaction with municipal services, their priorities, and preferences for service levels. The survey was available to all residents, not just those who attended a pop-up event.
The survey had 1,078 respondents. Results were provided to Regional Council on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.
2019 Shape Your Budget Survey document
2019 SYB Survey Crosstabs (results by question for each demographic)
2018 Citizen Survey
By participating in the 2018 Citizen Survey (invitation or open format), residents of the Halifax region had the opportunity to voice their priorities, what they think of municipal service delivery, and to help Regional Council and municipal staff make informed decisions to move toward a better future.
2018 Citizen Survey Consultants Report
2018 Citizen Survey Tabular Data (by demographic - years, gender, age, education)
2018 Citizen Survey Tabular Data (by demographic - income, property tax, area)
2018 Citizen Survey Copy
Past results- Citizen Survey 2014
Citizens answered questions about satisfaction with municipal programs and services, including transit, parking, recreation, leisure, safety, city maintenance, environment, and other key issues impacting the community.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Michael Pappas at 902.490.5534
2014 Consultants Report
2014 Tabular Data (by demographic - Income, Home Ownership, Property Tax, Area)
2014 Tabular Data (by demographic - Gender, Age, Education, Years in the municipality)
2014 Citizen Survey Copy
Past results- Citizen Survey 2012
2012 Consultants Report
2012 Presentation to Regional Council
2012 Tabular Data (by demographic)
2012 Tabular Data (geographic)
2012 Citizen's Survey Copy
Past results- Citizen Survey 2010
2010 Consultants Report
2010 Presentation to Regional Council
2010 Tabular Data
2010 Citizen's Survey Copy