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Tacoma: Citizen survey shows general improvement

Most respondents like their city and neighborhood as a place to live, and most hold favorable feelings about Tacoma’s overall quality of life.

But drugs, crime, job opportunities, gangs, street conditions and vandalism remain or are now viewed as moderate or major problems by at least 8 out of every 10 people polled here.

These findings are but a fraction of the results from the 2010 Tacoma Citizen Survey, dubbed by consultants as a “consumer report card” for Tacoma’s quality of life, community amenities and local government services.

From the very detailed to the very general, results from the city’s first citizen survey in four years are intended as a planning tool for city employees and policy-makers.

In all, the city received back 3,024 completed surveys from 9,093 randomly sent to households in August. And overall, the 2010 ratings of Tacoma’s characteristics and services fared better than those from the last citizen survey in 2006.

Despite the dour economy, Mayor Marilyn Strickland noted, “we had pretty good results.”
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