Strategic Planning and Budgeting Process
In 2019, the District of Oak Bay commenced a new process for strategic planning and budgeting that will continue to evolve over future cycles. The process undertaken to date recognizes that strategic planning and budgeting work was already in stream for 2019.
To assist citizens in understanding and participating in these processes, this web page was created as a central place to access information regarding strategic planning and budgeting.
Oak Bay Council and staff value public input and citizen feedback as we work to enhance these processes. Written comments can be submitted by email to email@example.com or sent to the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC, V8R 1G2. Members of the public may also address Council at upcoming meetings. To find meeting details and agenda materials please visit our Minutes and Agendas page.
Thank you to those that contributed to the discussion of the 2019-2023 Financial Plan. Council considered your input and the Financial Plan was adopted by bylaw on May 13, 2019, Financial Plan Bylaw 2019, No. 4727.
2019 Citizen Budget Results
2019 marked the second year that the District of Oak Bay offered the online budget simulator tool. The Citizen Budget allows residents to provide input to Council pertaining to their spending priorities regarding funding of services. 95 responses were received, an increase from 47 in 2018.
Summary of Respondents:
The majority of respondents identified themselves as being over 55 years of age (58), living in Oak Bay for 10 years or more (58), and predominantly as property owners (91).
Summary of Results:
The high level results, shown in the table below, indicate a preference for funding to be increased for Engineering and Transportation Services and for transfers to Reserves. Respondents requested that the funding levels for the remaining services should be maintained.
|Fire and Emergency Services||Maintain|
|Engineering and Transportation Services||Increase|
|Parks, Recreation and Culture||Maintain|
|Urban Forest Management||Maintain|
|Building and Planning||Maintain|
|Transfer to Reserves||Increase|
You can view the complete results here. In order to maintain privacy, comments appear in random order per question. Please note that if any inappropriate language, comments pertaining to specific individuals or roles within the organization or disparaging remarks not related to the subject matter were included, they were redacted from the document.
2019 Strategic Planning
Strategic Priorities and Corporate Goals
Process Enhancments and Continuous Improvement
In Person or By Mail: 2167 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC, V8R 1G2
*** Updated August 26, 2019 ***