Budget Questionnaire

To help Oak Bay Municipal Council understand community priorities, you are invited to provide feedback on the types of services and related quality and or quantity of services below. The questionnaire is open until February 13, 2020.

The median Oak Bay household pays $3000 in annual municipal property taxes. Other money collected through property taxes goes to help pay for schools, the Capital Regional District, the Capital Regional Hospital District, BC Transit and BC Assessment.

Property taxes fund approximately half the District’s budget. Utility and program fees and charges, grants, and reserves fund the remainder.

The Province's Community Charter sets out that the purposes of the municipality include:

(a) providing for good government of its community,
(b) providing for services, laws and other matters for community benefit,
(c) providing for stewardship of the public assets of its community, and
(d) fostering the economic, social and environmental well-being of its community.

It is up to Council to determine which services are appropriate for the community. Provincial legislation sets legislative, financial and procedural parameters on how services are delivered.

As times change and as communities evolve, new issues arise and matters formerly deemed important can become less pressing. It is important that a community regularly revisit the services a municipality delivers to ensure that the service mix and quality remains appropriate.


To help Oak Bay Municipal Council understand community priorities, you are invited to provide feedback on the types of services and related quality and or quantity of services below. The questionnaire is open until February 13, 2020.

The median Oak Bay household pays $3000 in annual municipal property taxes. Other money collected through property taxes goes to help pay for schools, the Capital Regional District, the Capital Regional Hospital District, BC Transit and BC Assessment.

Property taxes fund approximately half the District’s budget. Utility and program fees and charges, grants, and reserves fund the remainder.

The Province's Community Charter sets out that the purposes of the municipality include:

(a) providing for good government of its community,
(b) providing for services, laws and other matters for community benefit,
(c) providing for stewardship of the public assets of its community, and
(d) fostering the economic, social and environmental well-being of its community.

It is up to Council to determine which services are appropriate for the community. Provincial legislation sets legislative, financial and procedural parameters on how services are delivered.

As times change and as communities evolve, new issues arise and matters formerly deemed important can become less pressing. It is important that a community regularly revisit the services a municipality delivers to ensure that the service mix and quality remains appropriate.


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