In our Mountain bike Halifax meeting last night, @chucsutt pointed out HRM has this neat tool to make budget suggestions: https://www.shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/hfxtax2018
If you select: Budget 2018, you can give hints and comments on where to spend some of the budget.
I suggested +10% to Parks and Recreation, with a comment “Please support Mountain Bike trails for all skill levels.”
Feel free to send a signal of your own. It just might help.