Citizen Budget Simulator

March 2, 2018

Citizen Budget: We want to hear from you! Thank you for getting involved.

As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to transparency and engaging with residents, the District of Oak Bay is embarking on an on-line pilot project called Citizen Budget. This citizen engagement initiative enables Oak Bay residents to provide input into how they would like to spend their municipal property tax dollars related to services and programs in our community. By using the program’s slider tools within the website, residents can increase, decrease or maintain service levels in each area and see what the impact will be on their annual municipal property taxes.

As a pilot project, Council is interested to see how many residents participate and what the experience is for residents using this tool. Data captured this year will be taken into consideration for the 2018 municipal budget. Council will also use the feedback on the user experience to determine future opportunities for this citizen engagement web-based tool.

Citizen Budget runs March 8 – March 21

Get Started here (link to Citizen Budget)

What if I need help?

For residents seeking assistance, a dedicated support person will be available at the Oak Bay Branch of the Greater Victoria Library on Saturday March 10th and March 17th from 11am – 4pm.

Paper copies of the questions will also be available at Municipal Hall March 8 – March 16. *Paper copies must be completed and returned to Oak Bay Municipal Hall by March 20

Will there be a report out on the results of the Citizen Budget pilot project?

Yes, District staff will bring the Citizen Budget report to a Council meeting in early April.