West Kelowna residents who received 2012 citizen surveys in the mail last month are encouraged to return their completed forms before Aug. 31 to ensure their feedback counts.
One thousand surveys were sent to randomly selected taxpayers in early July and 220 surveys have been returned to date.
The district’s goal is to receive at least 300 surveys. Citizens survey findings assist council in setting budget priorities for the coming year.
The survey’s goal is to assess how residents feel about the level and quality of programs and services they are currently receiving and determine if West Kelowna should be providing more, the same or less service in specified areas.
The results from this year’s survey can also be compared against previous years’ findings to see what trends are forming.
For example, road maintenance and requests for new sidewalks have consistently topped taxpayers’ wish lists since the survey began in 2008.
Residents who did not receive a survey through the mail are also welcomed to complete the form.
Go to districtofwestkelowna.ca, under residents/citizen survey 2012. Download and print a copy, then return the completed survey to Municipal Hall before Aug. 31.