Community Survey 2010
The survey, conducted by an independent company in October 2010, analyzed written responses from 889 randomly-selected households.
Ninety-nine percent of respondents rank their quality of life in West Vancouver “very good” to “somewhat good”. Similar rankings arise “as a place to raise a family” (98%), and “as a place to retire” (94%).
Though citizens greatly value the services they receive, (55% indicate a willingness to pay higher taxes to retain them), they are equally open-minded that this service level could be achieved through cost reduction strategies such as contracting out or privatizing services.
Satisfaction with District services remains high, with the library, fire and rescue, parks and trails, and garbage collection earning particularly high ratings from residents