In 2022 Moose Jaw City Council approved a 5.45% property tax increase, broken down as follows:
-        1.61%: Moose Jaw Police Service (Police Budget is drafted by the Board of Police Commissioners and submitted to City Council for approval).
-        3.84%: City of Moose Jaw Projects and Operations.
 
Council also approved a $35 increase to the infrastructure levy to help fund the water main replacement program, a 3% increase to the water rate and a 3% increase to the sanitary sewer rate.
Moose Jaw City Council will soon deliberate and determine the 2023 Operating and Capital Budgets. The Operating Budget covers expenditures and revenues associated with the day-to-day provision of services. The Capital Budget covers expenditures used to acquire, construct or improve infrastructure, buildings or machinery and equipment used to provide municipal services with a benefit lasting more than one year.
The following survey should take less than 15 minutes and results will give City Council a sense of your priorities before Budget deliberations begin.

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The following chart shows the City of Moose Jaw's 2022 Budget expenditure breakdown.

The following chart shows the City of Moose Jaw's 2022 Budget expenditure breakdown.

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* 1. Do you feel the amount you pay in taxes is reasonable in relation to the services you receive?  

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* 2. How would you rate the overall quality of services you receive from the City of Moose Jaw?

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* 3. In your opinion, the City’s decision-making priorities for the 2023 Budget should be based on which of the following considerations? Select all that apply.

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* 4. If you were making the decisions, what would your spending priorities be? Please rank from highest priority to lowest, with 1 being the highest and 9 being the lowest.

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* 5. Costs go up annually due to inflation. Do you think it is reasonable for the City to increase municipal taxation to recover these increased costs?

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* 6. If you managed the City of Moose Jaw which of the scenarios below best describes your mandate?

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* 7. The Waterworks Utility receives approximately $2.8 million dollars in funding from municipal taxation. A best practice is for utility rates to fully cover the costs of the utility. Do you agree with funding the waterworks utility with general tax revenues?

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* 8. Recreation Services aim for a 50% recovery rate from the user fees they charge with the remainder of operational funding coming from municipal taxation. How do you feel about this decision?

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* 9. How important is Bylaw Enforcement to you as a citizen of Moose Jaw?

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* 10. How important is Economic Development to the future of Moose Jaw?

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* 11. In 2022 the City of Moose Jaw implemented a Climate Action Plan that has already provided impactful results by reducing both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Do you think the City of Moose Jaw should continue to focus on environmental protection and sustainability?

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* 12. Describe the importance of the City’s Recreational facilities and programs to you and your family.

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* 13. The City’s Outdoor Pool needs replacing, do you think this should be made a priority in the Capital Budget?

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* 14. The concept plan for a new outdoor pool and change room facility in Crescent Park was presented in May, with features including a 25 metre lap pool, separate leisure pool and a waterslide. The estimated cost is $9 million. If no federal/provincial government funding is available, how should the City fund the project?

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* 15. The City is currently working with consultants and multiple local stakeholders to create a Cultural Action Plan for Moose Jaw. How important is Arts & Culture to the community?

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* 16. How long have you resided in Moose Jaw?

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* 17. In which age range do you belong? 

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* 18. In which quadrant of the City do you live? 

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* 19. How would you prefer to receive important information about City programs and services? (Check all that apply)

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* 20. Which social media platforms do you utilize? (Check all that apply)

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* 21. From your perspective, what is the most important issue facing the City of Moose Jaw today?

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* 22. What is one change you would implement that you believe would result in a significant positive impact on the quality of life for Moose Jaw residents?

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