Members of the public will soon be able to express their views about the City of Rochester. For the first time, the city is participating in the National Citizen Survey. It gathers opinions on a range of community issues, and has been used in 46 states.
The survey includes questions about quality of life, local policies, demographics and ratings for government services and use of services. Once the data is collected, it will provided to the City to help make comparisons with similar cities.
The City is working with the National Research Center Inc. to mail out and to review the individual survey results, which will remain confidential.
The survey will be mailed to a select group of 2,000 city households. Postcards will go out today to notify survey households of their selection. The actual survey will be mailed on Oct. 16. Survey recipients are asked to respond promptly.
A draft of the results will be shared with the City before the end of the year, with a final report due in January.