Recreation facilities and programs, pedestrian and bike infrastructure, local parks, land use planning, and climate change are the top areas where residents want the municipality to invest, according to a District of Squamish survey.
The District conducted an online survey between August 14 and September 12, inviting people to share their priorities for the 2023-27 Five Year Financial Plan.
The survey received 194 responses.
Waste management, road maintenance, economic development and local business support, transit, emergency management, library, fire rescue and emergency planning and mitigation were other priorities for investment.
When asked if survey respondents could increase funding for one project in 2023, the top answers were: Brennan Park upgrades, parks and recreation, splash park, active transportation, pickleball courts, parking and ice rink.
As many as 49 per cent of those who responded were from Garibaldi Highlands and University Heights, followed by residents from Garibaldi Estates, Downtown Squamish, Brackendale, and Valleycliffe and Hospital Hill.