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Sample of Scottsdale households asked to complete citizen survey

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Nov. 12, 2013

Contact: Kelly Corsette, communications & public affairs director, Office: 480-312-2336, Mobile: 602-359-5965

Sample of Scottsdale households asked to complete citizen survey

Scottsdale residents in the weeks ahead will have a chance to rate their quality of life and provide feedback on city programs and services. The results will help Scottsdale set service priorities and provide comparisons with other cities.

The first step in the process begins this week, when 1,200 randomly selected households will receive a notice in the mail asking residents to complete the National Citizen Survey.
Those households will receive the survey in the mail next week.

Data collected via the survey will compare the quality of Scottsdale services against similar communities and will help prioritize future programs and services.

After the randomly selected residents have an opportunity to respond, a web-based version will be available for all city residents to provide feedback. More information will be provided about the web survey in early January.

The sample size should provide a statistically valid response with a plus-or-minus five percent confidence level. The survey is scientifically sampled and weighted to ensure accurate results.

The National Citizen Survey is designed specifically for use by local governments and has been used by more than 350 communities in 48 states. Because similar surveys are conducted in hundreds of jurisdictions, Scottsdale can compare its results with other cities across the country.

Learn more about the survey and see the results of past surveys at ScottsdaleAZ.gov/CitizenSurvey.