Councillors will return to the table today to discuss HRM’s $30.4-million budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year.

The deficit was brought before council Feb. 23 in a report delivered by Cathie O’Toole, HRM finance director.

Discussions were to be continued the following week, but the issue was shelved so councillors could debate HRM’s policing situation behind closed doors.

The report recommends service reductions and tax hikes as possible solutions for the deficit.