Results of the Budget Questionnaire

21 February, 2020

Budget Questionnaire
The District ran a budget questionnaire from January 15, 2020 - February 13, 2020 asking residents whether they wished to increase, decrease or maintain a variety of District services. 341 questionnaires were returned by the deadline. The numbers have been updated to reflect the paper copies that were returned to Municipal Hall.

Most services received strong support for being maintained at the levels and no sevices receieved strong support for being decreased. Five services received strong support for being increased:

  • Manage road pavement (60% support increase)
  • Manage deer population (55% support increase)
  • Regulate to protect the environment (50% support increase)
  • Develop land use policies (48% support increase)
  • Regulate vacation rentals (42% support increase)

Questionnaire respondents were roughly representative of Oak Bay's population, with the exception of 45-54 year-olds who were considerably over-represented and 18-24 year-olds who were under-represented.

Population Aged 18+ 2016 Census Questionnaire respondents
18-24 8% 2%
25-34 7% 6%
35-44 11% 10%
45-54 16% 27%
55+ 58% 57%

View the full summary of the questionnaire results.



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