Saanich surveys residents and businesses
January 14, 2019
For immediate release
Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is launching its citizen and business surveys January 21. Saanich conducts the surveys every four years following the start of a new council term.
Saanich will survey up to 1,000 residents and 400 businesses over a two week period. The statistically-significant telephone surveys are being conducted by Forum Research Inc.
Randomly selected participants will be asked to answer questions on topics such as municipal service delivery, quality of life in Saanich, value for taxes, allocation of funding, public participation opportunities, and strategic and financial planning processes among others.
“We value the input we receive from our residents and local businesses,” said Mayor Fred Haynes. “The survey responses help guide council’s decision-making for a variety of initiatives. The data also helps us set targets for future service delivery.”
Saanich also has an opportunity for all residents to provide input. Residents can complete an online survey from January 21 to February 1, which includes questions on topics similar to the citizen phone survey. Saanich hopes to see fulsome participation from residents through all of the surveys.
Forum Research Inc. will present the survey data at the February 25 council meeting.
The online survey opens January 21 at saanich.ca/survey. Past citizen and business survey results are also available on the Saanich website.
Megan Catalano, Communications Manager
250-475-5494 ext. 3444