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How do you rate city services?
This week, 1,200 randomly selected Fredericksburg residents will receive postcards telling them to look for a 20-question survey all about Fredericksburg’s city government.
City Council members voted in November to spend $11,400 on this survey, which is being conducted by the Boulder, Col.,-based National Research Center. This National Citizen Survey has been conducted in more than 200 communities around the country.
The actual surveys will be mailed Feb. 18, and city officials are trying to get the word out to make sure the response rate is as high as possible. Read their press release here.
You can see the survey here. It asks residents to rate specific city services, and asks them to rate Fredericksburg on a wide range of factors, from its openness to diversity to the availability of quality health care and child care. Other questions focus on specific things like the city’s incentives program and other economic development efforts.
The results of the survey will be reported to the city in April.