Central Saanich Council has adopted the following strategic plan for 2021 and 2022. The plan was informed by community feedback, including the recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey as well as the many recent public engagement opportunities, which have allowed Council and staff to hear about the topics most pressing on residents' minds.
Some of the Action Items are subject to funding and have been referred to the 2021 budget meetings that take place in March.
Invest in Road Safety, Transit and Safe, Accessible Active Transportation
We will invest in building, improving and maintaining safe, accessible active transportation infrastructure, prioritizing connections for urban centres and regional routes, and will focus on road safety and transit to enable residents of all abilities to choose walking, cycling and rolling.
Invest in Climate Action and a Healthy Environment
We will advance progress on climate action through mitigation and adaptation, enhancing our natural environment, and protecting our sensitive habitat and ecological areas.
Focus on Strong Local Economy and Supporting Agriculture
We will create an economically resilient community where people can live and work, and businesses and farmers are supported by a progressive regulatory framework.
Manage Responsible Growth
We will preserve our rural and agricultural land by applying smart growth principles to create walkable village centres where businesses and residents can thrive and housing is accessible and affordable across the spectrum.