Communities grow and change over time. Saanich is over 100 years old and has been shaped by the participation of many generations. We recognize that providing citizens with knowledge and tools and encouraging public participation is an integral part of good governance. The more informed and involved citizens and community groups are, the better able we are to build the community we want together. Involving the public in discussions improves the quality of decisions made and ensures that diverse opinions, information and experiences are considered in our decision-making process.
Two critical decision making processes are the Strategic Plan and the Financial Plan. The Strategic Plan outlines many initiatives that we will focus on with our energy and resources. The plan maps out the actions that we will undertake to achieve the future vision. The Financial Plan is a budget approved by Council that provides funding for Strategic Plan activities and funding for the ongoing operations and services provided by the District.