Oak Bay Police crime stats from 2019. (Oakbay.ca Image)

Oak Bay sees major drop in parking tickets, surge in EV charger use

Oak Bay draft annual report by the numbers

Parking ticket enforcement in Oak Bay dropped from 4,307 in 2018 to 2,475 in 2019.

This is one of many numbers in the District of Oak Bay’s draft annual report in Monday night’s council agenda.

Among some of the standout, unique numbers are an increase in the amount of uses for the Oak Bay electric vehicle charger at Municipal Hall, which was used for 3,265 charges, an upward trend from 2,430 the year before. The electricity cost the District $2,666, as it’s free for users to encourage sustainable transit.

READ ALSO: Report finds several Saanich recreation facilities at their limit

The Oakbay.ca website had 1.98 million viewers.

The District counted 191 full-time staff and 305 part-time staff, while posting 117 ads to hire throughout the year.

Oak Bay’s sewage overflows dipped in 2019 to just 10 in total, four at the Humber pump station and six at the Rutland pump station, down from 22 in 2018.

The total value of 2019 housing and building construction was $43.8 million and the total building permit revenue was $510,392. Meanwhile, Oak Bay administered 657 business licences.

The District also levied $46.9 million in property tax to 6,584 properties with 4,480 homeowner grants claimed.

Socially, there were 25 block party permits issued, and 21 FOI requests.

There were also 131 bylaw infractions and 126 motor vehicle collisions recorded.

reporter@oakbaynews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Lost dog reunited with family three months after going missing along Juan de Fuca trail

‘The poor thing was skin and bones,’ says one of the Sooke rescuers

Victoria family donates 878 falafel wraps to support Beirut blast victims

Wrap and Roll pulls in $20,500 during weekend fundraiser

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

#UnWinedOutside allows participants to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, local businesses

Police investigating string of break-ins at closed Saanich care home

Electronics, tools reported stolen from Mount Tolmie Hospital

Battle of Fairy Creek: blockade launched to save Vancouver Island old-growth

‘Forest Defenders’ occupy road to prevent logging company from reaching Port Renfrew-area watershed

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

Five B.C. First Nations call out Canada for ‘discriminatory’ food fish practices

West Coast nations say government ignoring court-won right to chinook and coho

Rent-relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition

Opposition trying to draw parallels between decision to have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run program and the WE controversy

Nanaimo woman will buy ‘supersonic’ hair dryer after $500,000 lotto win

Debra Allen won $500,000 in July 28 Lotto Max draw

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July

Cougar euthanized after attacking little dog in Qualicum area

Owner freed pet by whacking big cat, but dog didn’t survive the attack

$45K in donations received after couple’s sudden death in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Most Read