Results are in from the District of Central Saanich survey, providing valuable understanding of residents’ thoughts on a range of local topics.
In all, 580* residents gave us their opinions on:
- Importance and satisfaction with local services
- Overall quality of life in our community
- Demand for new community projects, services and facilities
*300 by random telephone calls and 280 by online survey. Results are weighted to represent the community’s demographic makeup.
- Road safety is the most important issue, followed by keeping the rural character/village feel and improving walkability.
- Nearly everyone rated overall quality of life as good/very good for the rural vibe/slower pace, low crime and for being a nice place to live.
- Three-quarters say they get fairly good/very good value for their tax dollars when thinking about programs and services received.
- Two-thirds would like more transportation infrastructure and local businesses.
- Over four-in-five are satisfied with the overall level and quality of services. Police, fire, and water/sewer receive the highest ratings. Satisfaction with road maintenance and traffic management declined compared to 2016.
- A wider variety of communications sources are used for District information than in 2016; the District’s website is the most popular.
Residents feel the most important issue facing the community is:
98% of residents rate their overall quality of life in the District as good or very good; they attribute this to: