City of Tracy Seeks Community Input through Resident SurveyPosted: Nov 8, 2016
Location: Tracy, Calif.
The City of Tracy has partnered with the National Research Center to issue a resident survey across 1,500 local households beginning this November. The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™) includes questions about the quality of life in Tracy, local policies, demographics, City services and residents use of services. This is the second time the City has partnered with NCS™ to complete this survey, the last resident survey was completed in 2014. The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the City is serving its residents, gauge public perceptions and draw comparisons against communities with similar demographic and geographic make up.
“This survey serves as an important tool for the City of Tracy, as it provides an anonymous way for our residents to share their opinions on if our services are meeting their needs and helping us understand some areas for improvement,” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown. “This feedback helps us establish goals and priorities to improve Tracy’s overall quality of life.”
Participating households are selected at random and the household member who responds is selected without bias. Results are statistically weighted to reflect the proper demographic composition of the entire community. The selected households will receive an invitation to complete the survey in early November; the survey is expected to take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Results from the 2016 NCS™ survey will be posted to the City of Tracy website, www.thinkinsidethetriangle.com once the data is compiled and finalized.
About The National Citizen Survey
The City of Tracy contracted with the National Research Center, Inc. to participate in The NCS™. This instrument was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001 to provide cities with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct market research. The NCS™ was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinion on a range of community issues, and has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. Communities using The NCS™ have reported that the tool helped improve performance, strengthen communications with community stakeholders, and identify clear priorities for use in goal and budget setting.