Stephen Andrew, Victoria City Councillor and candidate for Mayor of Victoria, released his campaign team’s informal survey results on the City of Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing initiative.

"I am extremely glad we launched this survey. In just a week we heard from over 550 people, with a variety of opinions on the proposed Missing Middle Housing initiative”, says Andrew. “This survey, and responses at this week’s public information sessions, show Victoria residents have a deep desire to be part of mayor and council’s decision-making. We have a community with a wide breadth and depth of experience, and we should always look to include those voices.”

The survey was managed by Andrew’s mayoral campaign team; duplicate entries and obvious fictitious responses were removed. The survey is in no way affiliated with the City of Victoria’s engagement efforts.

 

 

Where do you live in Greater Victoria?

 

Location Responses

 

A) Victoria 452

81.15%

C) Esquimalt 10

1.80%

D) Saanich 47

8.44%

B) Oak Bay 12

2.15%

E) View Royal 6

1.08%

F) Colwood 5

0.90%

G) Metchosin 0

0.00%

H) Langford 7

1.26%

I) Sooke 1

0.18%

J) Central Saanich 10

1.80%

K) North Saanich 0

0.00%

L) Sidney 1

0.18%

M) Other 6

1.08%

skipped 0

0.00%

Total Responses 557  

What is your living status?

Answer Responses

 

A) Home Owner 330

59.25%

B) Duplex Owner 22 3.95%
C) Home renter 49 8.80%
D) Condo - apartment Renter 121 21.72%
E) Duplex Renter 12 2.15%
F) Prefer not to disclose 23 4.13%
skipped 0 0.00%
  557  

 


Living Status Combined

Answer Responses  
Owner 352 63.20%
Rent 182 32.68%
Prefer not to disclose 23 4.13%
  557  

 

What is your top priority for housing in the City of Victoria?

Answer Total   Owner Renter N/D
A) Affordable owned housing 169

30.56%

59.17% 33.14% 7.69%
B) Affordable rental housing 206

37.25%

53.40% 45.15% 1.46%
D) Lack of housing stock 120

21.70%

70.00% 27.50% 2.50%
C) Housing for the hard to house population 58

10.49%

84.48% 8.62% 6.90%
  553        

 

What is your understanding of the PRIMARY reason for City Victoria's "Missing Middle Initiative"?

Anwer Total      Owner Renter N/D
A) It is designed to make housing more affordable 17

3.68%

  52.94% 41.18% 5.88%
B) It is designed to add housing stock 144

31.17%

  61.11% 34.03% 4.86%
C) I know nothing about the initiative 53

11.47%

  60.38% 35.85% 3.77%
D) It is designed to make housing more affordable and increase housing stock 213

46.10%

  65.73% 30.05% 4.23%
E) It is designed to end "single family housing" (lots that currently have a single home on the property) 126 27.27%   57.94% 38.89% 3.17%
  553          

What is your position on the "Missing Middle Initiative"?

 

Anwer Total      Owner Renter N/D
A) I support the "Missing Middle Initiative" 228

41.08%

  64.04% 32.89% 3.07%
B) I oppose the "Missing Middle Initiative" 147

26.49%

  63.27% 34.69% 32.04%
C) I have no opinion 8

1.44%

  62.50% 37.50%  
D) I need more information before I decide 172

30.99%

  58.72% 34.30% 6.98%
  555          

Do you believe you were sufficiently consulted, educated and engaged on the "Missing Middle Initiative"?

  Total      Owner Renter N/D
A) Yes 139

25%

  66.19% 30.94% 2.88%
B) No 294

53%

  59.52% 36.39% 4.08%
C) Somewhat 119

22%

  63.03% 31.93% 2.52%
  552          

The City of Victoria Public Hearing on "Missing Middle Initiative" is proposed for THURSDAY AUGUST 4TH AT 6;30 PM. We received many responses to this date. What is your preference?

 

  Total      Owner Renter N/D
A) It needs to happen as soon as possible, so AUGUST 4TH is the date 226

43.46%

  65.04% 31.42% 3.54%
B) I want the hearing moved to September 1st 7

1.35%

  71.43% 14.29% 14.29%
C) I want the hearing moved to September 8th 8

1.54%

  75.00% 25.00% 0.00%
D) I want the hearing moved to September 15th 8

1.54%

  62.50% 25.00% 12.50%
E) I want the hearing moved to September 22nd 18

3.46%

  66.67% 33.33% 0.00%
F) I want the public hearing moved and decided by the next council (elected on October 15th) 253

48.65%

  60.87% 34.39% 4.74%
  520          
             

 

Do you wish to provide any other feedback on the "Missing Middle Initiative"?

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