Value For Tax Dollar
- Advocated to the province to hold the line on residential property assessment
- Held the line on taxes by increased efficiencies and reduction of unnecessary expenditures
- Brought forward the issue of overtime and spending waste at HRM. The former CAO’s follow up has greatly reduced unnecessary overtime and save millions
- Supported a smaller more focused council that deals with broader policy issues
- Brought the Auditor General’s concert report to council and demanded that we deal with it publicly
- Introduced a Code of Ethics for Councillors
- Working with the Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association to advocate Council establish a reduced small business tax rate
Issue in the News
City’s focus must be on affordability says councillor. She didn’t support the latest Halifax budget with its 3.2 percent property tax increase because alongside high water and electricity bills, residents “can’t take it anymore,” Mosher said.
-The Metro News May 5, 2015
Halifax council kicks off budget planning with tax talk, assessment cap debate -“Prior to the establishment of the cap, some homes were going up 50 per cent, 100 per cent, 200 per cent” said Coun. Linda Mosher. “Residents would say, ‘How could my home value go up that much, there’s no corresponding increase in services?”
-Metro News, October 21, 2014
Cure sought for sick leave system-AG says policies inconsistent, points to cost of over $9m per year-Coun. Linda Mosher said the municipality’s sick leave programs are supposed to protect employees from financial hardship if they fall ill. But the Armdale-Peninsula West councillor said it appears the sick leave program is being used as an entitlement.
-The Chronicle Herald April 17, 2014