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Each year, the City of Calgary conducts a 'Citizen Satisfaction Survey' to review the quality of life of Calgarians and see which areas can be improved upon. The results from the 2016 survey were recently released, and the findings were summarized in a large report, but highlights can show us some insights on those living in ward 6 in the city's southwest. 

 

 

Ward 6 Safety:


  • 53% of residents say they feel 'very safe' walking alone in their community, compared to 42% citywide. 
  • Only 7% of residents view 'crime, safety and policing' as a big issue, compared to 15% citywide. 
  • 86% of residents note their quality of life as 'good', compared to 83% citywide. 
Ward 6 City Services: 

  • 45% of residents are 'very satisfied' with City support for arts, culture and festivals, up from 32% last year.
  • 42% of residents are 'very satisfied' with Calgary Transit, compared to 31% citywide. 
Satisfaction (‘very’ or ‘somewhat’) scores have improved this year, especially for ‘City operated roads and infrastructure’ (89% vs. 77% in 2015) and for ‘traffic flow management’ (73% vs. 61% in 2015). Smaller satisfaction increases are noted for ‘City operated recreation facilities such as pools, leisure centres, and golf courses’ (98% vs. 93% in 2015) and ‘Calgary Fire Department’ (100% vs. 97% in 2015). [City of Calgary]

Less Supportive On...


  • 17% of residents support community services and support for community associations, compared to 29% citywide. 
  • Only 38% of residents are supportive of City snow removal, compared to 49% citywide.
 
Compared to 2015, Ward 6 residents are more likely to want increased investment in: 
  • Disaster planning and response (32% vs. 22% in 2015)
  • The City of Calgary website (17% vs. 9% in 2015)
There were certainly some areas where satisfaction dropped in Ward 6, but overall quality of life remains high, and higher even than the rest of the city. For the complete survey results and more information, see the Ward 6 and City of Calgary website.

 

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