Ipsos Reid to poll residents on Parksville OCP

Some city residents will be getting a call about land use and community planning.

Some city residents will be getting a call about land use and community planning.

Council approved $16,500 for a “statistically accurate random telephone survey” to be conducted by Ipsos Reid from June 21 to 28 as part of the ongoing official community plan work.

The survey will canvass 300 Parksville residents aged 19 and over. It will cover land use priorities, quality of life and opinions on specific initiatives or issues as identified by consultant Urban Systems, the joint OCP advisory committee and city staff.

Ipsos Reid reviews the wording to ensure questions are impartial and the results will be accurate to within plus or minus 5.7 per cent.

 

The city encourages residents to participate should they receive a call, suggesting the 35 questions will take 12 minutes.