This week, the City of Calgary released the findings from the Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The annual survey asks Calgarians how satisfied they are with City performance, programs, services and the overall quality of life in our city.
Despite facing challenging times, many Calgarians as a whole remain resilient. A number of surveys, including this one, report that people have a generally optimistic view about the future, and perceptions of their overall quality of life is still quite strong. [City of Calgary]
Overall, Calgarians ranked the City very high (above 80 per cent) on most categories, showing a good quality of life for our city's citizens. According to the survey results for Ward 6, here are some key findings from this southwest Calgary ward.
Areas of improvement:
- 61 per cent of residents say on-street bikeways are important (up from 18 per cent in 2015)
- 82 per cent of residents say animal control services are important (up from 70 per cent)
- 81 per cent of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of services provided by the City
- 89 per cent of residents have increased satisfaction with roads and infrastructure (up from 77 per cent)
- 53 per cent of residents are more likely to feel very safe walking alone in their neighbourhood (compared to 42 per cent city-wide)
Areas to improve on:
- 67 per cent are satisfied with property tax assessment, down from 81 per cent
- 36 per cent of residents say their quality of life has worsened in the past three years
How would you say the City of Calgary is doing for ward 6 and southwest Calgary as a quadrant? I would be very interested in hearing some of your feedback on social media.