Sneak peak of Saanich citizen survey reveals jump in playground quality

The survey covers a variety of topics on living in Saanich, and gives council members an idea of how well the public feels they’re doing.

  • Mar. 1, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Saanich parks manager Rae Roer calls playgrounds the “bread and butter” of the parks and recreation department.

Which is why Roer is happy to see  most residents think the quality of playgrounds has increased 13 per cent since 2009, according to the 2012 Citizen Survey.

“We did just upgrade 21 neighbourhood parks and playgrounds – perhaps that’s why people are saying the quality of work we’re doing is high,” Roer said.

Compete results of Saanich’s the survey will be released March 15, but council got a sneak peak of the numbers at a Tuesday budget meeting.

The survey covers a variety of topics on living in Saanich, and gives council members an idea of how well the public feels they’re doing.

The municipal government’s overall approval rating rose to 69 per cent, up two per cent from 2009.

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