The Survey Says! - What Elk Grove Residents Think of Their Home Town

During the Wednesday, February 10 meeting of the Elk Grove City Council, there was a very brief discussion on the results of survey commissi...

During the Wednesday, February 10 meeting of the Elk Grove City Council, there was a very brief discussion on the results of survey commissioned by the city hoping to gauge citizen attitudes on a variety of issues.

Background

The citywide survey, which was conducted International City/Council Management Association (ICMA). The ICMA bills itself as a “low-cost” resident survey service for local governments.”

The purpose of the survey is to allow elected officials to set priorities and city management staff to measure progress. The study was commissioned last fall.

According the city documents, “the City selected from a set of standard questions to assess resident opinion about basic services and community life. Additional customized questions allowed the City to tailor the survey to our unique needs.”

The city report also says the city selected this survey tool because it is “cost effective, [and} allows for national benchmarking.”

According to city reports, $40,000 was budgeted from the 2009-10 budget and costs $28,850.

In the coming week, we will review and summarize the various studied areas where Elk Grove has been Good, areas where we are seen as bad and of course where residents see Elk Grove as just plain Ugly.

Sample: How is Elk Grove doing on preserving open space, maintaining a clean city?







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