Citizen Survey deadline nears
Aug 28, 2013 / 11:25 am
West Kelowna residents who received a 2013 Citizen Survey in the mail in July are encouraged to return their completed forms before Tuesday, September 3 to ensure Council receives feedback before beginning to set budget priorities for 2014.
One thousand surveys were sent to randomly selected taxpayers in mid-July and 210 surveys had been returned as of August 26.
The District of West Kelowna’s goal is to receive at least 300 surveys in order to provide scientifically accurate results to Council.
Findings assist the District of West Kelowna in setting budget priorities for the coming year; results indicate how residents feel about the level and quality of programs and services they are currently receiving and determine if West Kelowna should be providing more, the same or less service in specified areas.
Municipal funds are limited, so a tool that identifies taxpayers’ priorities is extremely beneficial to Council as it aims to keep taxes low and build reserves for future needs.
The results from this year’s survey can also be compared against previous years’ findings to see what trends are forming.
For example, taxpayers have consistently identified road maintenance as a top priority since the survey began in 2008.
Economic development, growth management, pedestrian pathways and litter cleanup also rank highly each year.
Residents who did not receive a survey through the mail are also welcome to complete the form, to provide Council with valued feedback.
Please note however, only those surveys randomly mailed in July can be used to tabulate the scientific portion of the survey.
Click here for more information or to download the survey.
Please return the survey to Municipal Hall at 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3
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