Public Invited to Participate in 2023 Citizen Budget Survey

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – You’re invited to participate in the 2023 Citizen Budget Survey! Residents can participate using the online platform at letstalk.sooke.ca/budget until Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Using the Citizen Budget survey, residents can enter their assessed property value and see how their tax dollars are distributed between district service areas. Through the survey, residents can also:

  • advise on satisfaction levels;
  • rate the importance of services;
  • propose changes such as increase or decrease to various service areas; and
  • provide additional comments.

By joining the budget conversation and staying connected throughout the process, residents will learn:

  • opportunities and limitations of the district’s budget; and
  • what projects and service changes are planned within the five-year financial plan.

“We are committed to an open budget process and want to hear from residents to inform our financial planning. By engaging with residents early, in particular when property taxes are being paid, we hope to increase participation,” says Mayor Maja Tait.“We’re listening and working hard to respond to the needs of a growing community,” Tait adds.

Participation for those without computer access is available by phone or in person.

Call 250.642.1634 or book a time online to complete the survey by phone, or participate in person at a local market where mobile kiosks will be available.

Market Participation and Mobile Survey Booth
Market Location Date/Time District Representatives in Attendance
Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, June 16, 5-8pm Laura Hooper, Parks, Facilities & Environmental Services Manager

Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator

Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, June 23, 5-8pm Laura Hooper, Parks, Facilities & Environmental Services Manager

Jessica Boquist, Parks, Facilities & Environmental Services Coordinator

Sooke Country Market 2225 Otter Point Road, parking at the municipal hall (2205 Otter Point Road) Saturday, June 25, 10am-2pm Raechel Gray, Director of Financial Services & Information Technology

Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator

Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, June 30, 5-8pm Paul Bohemier, Manager of Wastewater

Jeff Carter, Director of Operations

Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, July 7, 5-8pm Councillor Ebony Logins

Chief Ruiter, Fire Chief

Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator

Sooke Country Market 2225 Otter Point Road, parking at the municipal hall (2205 Otter Point Road) Saturday, July 9, 10am-2pm Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, July 14, 5-8pm Sarah Temple, Deputy Director of Corporate Services

Jennifer Royer-Collard, Corporate Services Assistant

Sooke Country Market 2225 Otter Point Road, parking at the municipal hall (2205 Otter Point Road) Saturday, July 16, 10am-2pm Kevin Shaw, Sooke RCMP Acting Detachment Commander

Jennifer Royer-Collard, Corporate Services Assistant

Community feedback through this process will be presented and discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting in the fall before budget deliberations begin.

Learn more and participate:

Contact:
District of Sooke Reception
Tel: 250.642.1634 l   e: budget@sooke.ca

Media Contact:
Christina Moog, District of Sooke Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678   l   e: cmoog@sooke.ca

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