Budget 2023

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The District relies on property tax dollars to provide services and maintain parks and infrastructure that contribute to your quality of life. As a member of the community, it’s important that you are informed about the District of Sooke budget, and that you have an opportunity to share your input.

By joining the budget conversation and staying connected throughout the process, residents will learn:

  • opportunities and limitations of the district’s budget; and
  • what projects and service changes are planned within the five-year financial plan.

Engage with us!

Participate in the 2023 Citizen Budget Survey >>

Using the Citizen Budget Survey, residents can enter their assessed property value and see how their tax dollars are distributed between district service areas. Through the survey, residents can also:

  • advise on satisfaction levels;
  • rate the importance of services;
  • proposed changes such as increase or decrease to various service areas; and
  • provide additional comments.

The Citizen Budget Survey is available from June 15, 2022 to July 17, 2022.

The District relies on property tax dollars to provide services and maintain parks and infrastructure that contribute to your quality of life. As a member of the community, it’s important that you are informed about the District of Sooke budget, and that you have an opportunity to share your input.

By joining the budget conversation and staying connected throughout the process, residents will learn:

  • opportunities and limitations of the district’s budget; and
  • what projects and service changes are planned within the five-year financial plan.

Engage with us!

Participate in the 2023 Citizen Budget Survey >>

Using the Citizen Budget Survey, residents can enter their assessed property value and see how their tax dollars are distributed between district service areas. Through the survey, residents can also:

  • advise on satisfaction levels;
  • rate the importance of services;
  • proposed changes such as increase or decrease to various service areas; and
  • provide additional comments.

The Citizen Budget Survey is available from June 15, 2022 to July 17, 2022.

  • Public Invited to Participate in 2023 Citizen Budget Survey

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    You’re invited to participate in the 2023 Citizen Budget Survey! Residents can participate using the online platform until Sunday, July 17, 2022.

    Using the Citizen Budget survey, residents can enter their assessed property value and see how their tax dollars are distributed between district service areas. Through the survey, residents can also:

    • advise on satisfaction levels;
    • rate the importance of services;
    • propose changes such as increase or decrease to various service areas; and
    • provide additional comments.

    By joining the budget conversation and staying connected throughout the process, residents will learn:

    • opportunities and limitations of the district’s budget; and
    • what projects and service changes are planned within the five-year financial plan.

    “We are committed to an open budget process and want to hear from residents to inform our financial planning. By engaging with residents early, in particular when property taxes are being paid, we hope to increase participation,” says Mayor Maja Tait.“We’re listening and working hard to respond to the needs of a growing community,” Tait adds.

    Participation for those without computer access is available by phone or in person.

    Call 250.642.1634 or book a time online to complete the survey by phone, or participate in person at a local market where mobile kiosks will be available.

    Market Location Date/Time District Representatives in Attendance
    Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, June 16, 5-8pm

    Laura Hooper, Parks, Facilities & Environmental Services Manager

    Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator

    Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, June 23, 5-8pm

    Laura Hooper, Parks, Facilities & Environmental Services Manager

    Jessica Boquist, Parks, Facilities & Environmental Services Coordinator

    Sooke Country Market 2225 Otter Point Road, parking at the municipal hall (2205 Otter Point Road) Saturday, June 25, 10am-2pm

    Raechel Gray, Director of Financial Services & Information Technology

    Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator

    Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, June 30, 5-8pm

    Paul Bohemier, Manager of Wastewater

    Jeff Carter, Director of Operations

    Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, July 7, 5-8pm

    Chief Ruiter, Fire Chief

    Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator

    Sooke Country Market 2225 Otter Point Road, parking at the municipal hall (2205 Otter Point Road) Saturday, July 9, 10am-2pm Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
    Thursday Night Market Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road Thursday, July 14, 5-8pm

    Sarah Temple, Deputy Director of Corporate Services

    Jennifer Royer-Collard, Corporate Services Assistant

    Sooke Country Market 2225 Otter Point Road, parking at the municipal hall (2205 Otter Point Road) Saturday, July 16, 10am-2pm

    Kevin Shaw, Sooke RCMP Acting Detachment Commander

    Jennifer Royer-Collard, Corporate Services Assistant


    Community feedback through this process will be presented and discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting in the fall before budget deliberations begin.

    Learn more and participate:

    Contact:
    District of Sooke Reception
    Tel: 250.642.1634 l e: budget@sooke.ca

Page last updated: 16 Jun 2022, 02:41 PM