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Beaverton asks residents to participate in online survey

Phone survey shows three of four residents support city's direction


The city of Beaverton encourages residents to weigh in with their priorities for the city in an online survey that will conclude on Friday, June 6.

More than 770 people have responded to the online community survey since it launched in May, city officials said. Wrapping up on Friday, the survey asks participants to share their priorities for Beaverton, their ideas for improving the city and their suggestions for what the mayor and City Council should focus on in the coming years.

The survey is designed to complement an earlier telephone survey conducted by DHM Research that asked residents about their priorities and opinions related to city services. Phone survey results indicate three out of four residents think Beaverton is moving in the right direction.

"This was on the very high-end of what we typically see in community surveys, with cities tending to receive right direction ratings in the 50 to 60 percent range," said DHM Research officials. "In fact, this was the highest such rating provided for a local city or county in the past two years."

Other telephone survey findings include:

• 95 percent of residents would recommend their neighborhood to someone looking to move.

• 94 percent are satisfied with police services.

• 92 percent are satisfied with library services.

• 87 percent are satisfied with how the city is maintaining streets.

• 85 percent are satisfied with the support neighborhoods receive from the city.

• 84 percent are satisfied with the opportunities provided for public involvement.

• 84 percent are satisfied with the communication they receive from the city.

"If you care about Beaverton and want to help shape the next steps for our city, please take this survey," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "In Beaverton, we listen to our residents and we value their input to help set the course for city decisions for years to come."

The city's Visioning Advisory Committee is gathering public input to help inform its five-year update to the Community Vision program as well as its Comprehensive Plan.

"This survey is just one of the many ways the VAC is reaching out to the public this year," said Holly Thompson, program manager. "Our goal is to beat our previous outreach record and connect with more than 5,000 people in Beaverton. We need your help to make that happen."

Community members can participate by visiting beavertoncommunitysurvey.com.

For more information, visit BeavertonOregon.gov.




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