What’s your opinion of City Hall’s performance?
July 15, 2011
City Hall starting next week will conduct a wide-ranging survey of Parkites centered on their opinion of municipal services, the first time such a poll has been taken in five years.
Michael Kovacs, the assistant Park City manager, said 1,200 households inside the city limits were selected at random to participate in a written survey. It should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, he said. The households should receive the surveys through the mail starting the week of July 18. They should also receive postcards indicating they were randomly selected to participate. The survey is five pages long.
Kovacs said questions cover topics like work force housing, growth and crime.
The last time a similar survey was conducted was in 2006.
"I think we’re going to score pretty high," Kovacs said, expecting that City Hall will "line up well" against the results of similar surveys in other communities.
Kovacs said municipal services provided by City Hall remain at a high level.
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Two or three weeks after the surveys are mailed, the same questionnaire will be available on City Hall’s website for anyone to complete.
"Citizen input is highly regarded in Park City. The opinions of our residents are critical to understanding the quality of our service delivery . . . ," Kovacs said in a prepared statement announcing the survey.
The survey includes two questions about the long-running talks between City Hall and the Sweeney family about the family’s Treasure development idea overlooking Old Town on the slopes of Park City Mountain Resort.
Kovacs said one of the Treasure-related questions centers on options the two sides are considering to eliminate the prospects of development at the Treasure site altogether or reducing the amount of development at the site by half. The other one seeks opinions about a price tag that would be attached to a Treasure deal. City Hall would be expected to try to raise the money for a deal through a ballot measure.