Budget 2025

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The District is committed to ensuring fiscal responsibility while responding to the needs of a growing community. To best invest your tax dollars, we need to hear from you!

Our annual budget (and community priority) survey is your opportunity to tell us about your opinion on service priorities for the District of Sooke. 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!

The District of Sooke’s participatory budget process includes two phases of engagement:

  • Phase one: Budget Survey and community conversations at local markets from June 18, 2024 to August 25, 2024.
  • Phase two: Budget Open House - date: to be confirmed (early 2025)

In between these phases of engagement, your elected official (District of Sooke Council) will discuss budget priorities at public meetings where you can also provide input.


The District is committed to ensuring fiscal responsibility while responding to the needs of a growing community. To best invest your tax dollars, we need to hear from you!

Our annual budget (and community priority) survey is your opportunity to tell us about your opinion on service priorities for the District of Sooke. 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!

The District of Sooke’s participatory budget process includes two phases of engagement:

  • Phase one: Budget Survey and community conversations at local markets from June 18, 2024 to August 25, 2024.
  • Phase two: Budget Open House - date: to be confirmed (early 2025)

In between these phases of engagement, your elected official (District of Sooke Council) will discuss budget priorities at public meetings where you can also provide input.


  • Shape Sooke's Future with Your Input on the 2025 Budget

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    The District of Sooke invites all residents to participate in the Annual Budget Survey to help guide the allocation of tax dollars towards services that matter most to the community. This survey, now open, aims to gather valuable insights into local priorities and preferences, shaping the upcoming budget for 2025.

    "This survey is a critical opportunity for every resident to have a direct impact on how their tax dollars are invested," said Mayor Maja Tait. "Your feedback will inform our decisions as we plan for our community’s needs and build a more sustainable future for Sooke."

    The survey covers several key areas including current services, service expansion priorities, economic opportunities, and transportation infrastructure. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey, which typically takes between 5 to 15 minutes to finish.

    To enhance engagement, the District will host a series of community pop-up events throughout the summer. These events provide residents with additional opportunities to learn about the budget process, ask questions, and share their feedback in person. The schedule for these events is as follows:

    • Thursday, June 27, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum
    • Thursday, July 4, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum
    • Tuesday, July 9, 1pm-2:30pm: Broomhill Playground
    • Thursday, July 11, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum
    • Saturday, July 13, 10am-2pm: Sooke Country Market
    • Wednesday, July 17, 10am-11:30am: Whiffin Spit
    • Thursday, July 18, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum
    • Thursday, July 25, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum
    • Wednesday, August 7, 10am-11:30am: Broomhill Playground
    • Thursday, August 8, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum
    • Saturday, August 10, 10am-2pm: Sooke Country Market
    • Thursday, August 17, 5-8pm: Night Market at Sooke Region Museum

    "We encourage all residents, whether property owners or renters, to participate and ensure their voices are heard," added Mayor Tait. "Your input, combined with our strategic planning documents, will shape the 'What We Heard: Budget 2025' report, which will be shared with the public this November."

    To participate in the survey and for more information on the budget process, residents are encouraged to visit letstalk.sooke.ca/budget.

Page last updated: 24 Jun 2024, 12:08 PM