Peoria urges participation in survey of city governments
The city of Peoria is urging residents to participate in the National Citizen Survey (NCS), a national survey to gauge how well city governments serve constituents, with special focus on livability and quality of life services.
The NCS has been undertaken in over 350 localities spanning 46 states to date, standing as one of the nation’s first scientifically developed analyses to compile public opinion on a variety of local matters. Approximately 1,800 randomly selected households are slated to receive questionnaires via mail, and responses will be kept confidential.
As an adjunct to primary mailings, a secondary survey cycle will be publicly available online.
The NCS strives to obtain a first round of results by mail in order to maintain statistical validity; however, any Peoria residents can opt to participate. Citizens will be able to access the questionnaire on the city’s website or pick up hard copies at City Hall offices located at 419 Fulton St., in the near future.
The city of Peoria is reminding residents that NCS has previously identified the process as helpful in improving municipal performance, enhancing communications and identifying priorities for localities nationwide.