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Date:
January 7, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Mitch Herian, Public Policy Center, 472-5678

Online Survey Available Through January 18

Mayor Chris Beutler today released more results from a recent City phone survey of 600 randomly selected residents. The Mayor also encouraged the general public to take the same survey, which is available online at lincoln.ne.gov through January 18. Paper copies also are available at all Lincoln City Libraries.

The citizen satisfaction survey is critical in making the City a more performance-based organization," Beutler said. "The survey results will provide us with more of the information we need to make local government more responsive to the needs of those who live and work here.

Beutler released survey results last month showing that 91 percent of respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their quality of life. Nearly two-thirds of those interviewed said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the City's snow removal efforts. About 45 percent said they agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that they receive good value for their City government tax dollars. At the same time, more than 70 percent of the phone survey respondents overestimated the percentage of their property tax dollar that goes to City government.

Phone survey results released today include the following:

Complete results would be released once the online survey results are processed. The City is again partnering with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, which also helped with the PRIORITY LINCOLN project and earlier "Taking Charge" efforts.

TIMELINE - OUTCOME BASED BUDGETING IMPLEMENTATION

December 2009 - City Stat meetings held, phone survey completed, and online survey begins.


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