Mayor Tom Miller
Since 1987, the City of
I. Good News
Quality of Life: The overwhelming majority of the respondents (95%) are Very Satisfied or Satisfied with the quality of life in
Citizen Characteristics: Over 90% of the respondents are not
City Services: The respondents gave high marks to City services, such as Police and Fire services as well as City conditions, such as street cleanliness and maintenance.
City Direction and Status: Overall, the City of
II. Areas for Improvement
The Pace and Types of Growth: A majority of the respondents believe that
Traffic: Four out of ten respondents perceive local streets to be always or usually congested and one-half believe this to be true sometimes. Some of the most important traffic-related issues are congestion; time lost due to congestion, driving stress, lack of enforcement of traffic laws, the use of cell phones, rude drivers and the need for better traffic-light coordination.
Water Quality: Even though three-fourths of the respondents indicated that they were very satisfied or satisfied with the quality of water in
III. What Citizens Want
Community Facilities: Exercise trails, playground equipment, picnic shelters and athletic fields are the facilities used most often by citizens. A performing arts center/amphitheater, a zoological or botanical garden and more parks and open space would be desirable. The City also needs more trails for recreational use, a public golf course, cultural facilities and a museum.
Housing: The City should encourage a mix of housing styles to serve changing preferences. Almost one-half believe that it would not be appropriate to include multifamily housing with single-family housing in the same neighborhood; although about 35 % fell it might depend on the design of the dwellings. When asked if
Although it is merely one aspect of the City’s citizen-participation process, the survey is vital to the success of City Departments and ultimately the community at large. All of us in city government will use the results of the 2006 Household Survey to assess our performance, to identify potential problems that affect City residents and to identify issues that are important to
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