1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - NONE
3. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
4. 2017-2020 Multi-year Priority Outcome Update (Continuation from November 13, 2018) [PDF]
That Committee of the Whole recommend that Halifax Regional Council proceed to prepare the 19/20 multi-year budget and business plan in support of Council’s Priority Outcomes and consistent with the Outcome Plans as presented at the November 27, 2018 meeting or amended by Committee of the Whole.
5. Fiscal Framework [PDF]
That Committee of the Whole recommend that Halifax Regional Council direct staff to develop the 2019-2020 Budget and 2020-21 Budget in Principle according to Council's approved priorities, and preliminary fiscal direction, including:
− maintaining the appropriate level of existing services with the addition of the new services previously approved by Council;
− a three-year capital budget that recapitalizes assets, funds growth related issues and is balanced to the fiscal framework;
− a responsible debt position;
− appropriate reserve balances that allow for risk mitigation, future obligations, and opportunities; and,
− alignment of the current average tax bill for residential homes and commercial properties under two scenarios:
a) 2.1% increase for 2019-20;
b) 2.9% increase for 2019-20.