We are conducting a pre-financial plan survey intended for Parksville residents. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and tell us what is important to you about how we invest your tax dollars.
 
We are engaging with residents to gather ideas and feedback. As part of the process, Council considers the needs of the community, expected service levels and legislated responsibilities as they set the operating and capital financial plans for the City of Parksville. The financial plan is one of the most important matters your elected Council will decide, and your input will help Council identify priorities and key investments and balance them with taxes and fee changes.
 
The financial plan 2023 section on Let’s Talk Parksville outlines how you can be involved, key documents, frequently asked questions, and timeline. Consider sharing your ideas or asking a question. Dates for the public financial plan meetings will be posted on our website. The survey is open until 4 pm, February 24.

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* 1. Is your home or business in the City of Parksville?

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* 2. Do you pay taxes to the City of Parksville?

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* 3. The City would like to better understand your spending priorities. Please identify and rank these spending priorities for the City with one being the most important priority and ten being the least important.

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* 4. Do you have any comments about the City's spending priorities?

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* 5. If you could improve a City service or add a new service to the budget (recognizing taxes would increase), what would it be and why?

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* 6. How much additional property tax are you willing to pay for this new or enhanced service?

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* 7. If you could reduce a level of service for a municipal function in 2023, what would it be and why?

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* 8. Would you say you are generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the overall quality of services provided to residents/businesses by the City.

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* 9. How satisfied are you with how City-provided services/programs are being delivered?

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* 10. We are keen to receive feedback on our financial plan. Add your questions, comments or suggestions here:

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* 11. How well do you feel you understand how your tax dollars are used within the City’s financial plan?

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* 12. Please tell us what percentage of the City’s budget (about $35 million) you think is spent on the following services. Provide a number between 0 and 100 for each service. Combined total needs to equal 100%.

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* 13. We have listed below, a number of issues which affect our day-to-day lives. Most of these issues are the responsibility of the provincial and federal government. From your perspective and recognizing that many of the issues listed here are outside City control or responsibility, what are the most important issues at this time? Rank one to twelve with one being the most important and twelve being the least important.

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* 14. Should the City need to increase the amount of revenue it collects from citizens, how would you prefer the City collect this?

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* 15. Is there is anything we missed? 

Thank you for your time to complete the survey. Results including all comments will be provided to Council for consideration as part of their upcoming strategic planning and financial planning processes.

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