The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Board wants to know what you think about your local government and will conduct a telephone citizen’s survey between June 1 and June 14.
Approximately 400 residents will be telephoned asking to share their opinions and ideas about the regional district as their local government. Survey results will assist the regional board to evaluate programs, improve services, and set budget priorities. Significant sections of the survey will question residents on quality of life, service satisfaction, environment, communications, information technology, and fiscal responsibility.
The 15 to 20 minute telephone survey is completely anonymous and will be conducted by Discovery Research with an accuracy of plus or minus 4.9 per cent, at the 95 per cent confidence level. The number of surveys in each of our eight electoral areas is based on a percentage formula utilizing the 2011 Population Census.
Chair Dan Ashton states, “ the results and analyses of the survey will provide the board and staff with information that will be used to make sound, strategic decisions in a variety of areas, including service improvements and enhancements, annual budget planning and implementation, and RDOS policy planning and development. The RDOS completed a Citizen Survey in 2010 which has been used as a tool to gauge public satisfaction.”
It is anticipated the results will be available in July and will posted on the website at www.rdos.bc.ca The participation of each of our randomly selected citizens is very important to the success of the survey and its use.