Pearland to participate in National Citizen Survey

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The City of Pearland is asking residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey, a city-wide initiative to allow residents to rate the quality of life in the city and their perception of City government.

The 2015 survey will be conducted from Jan. 5 – Feb. 9. A random and scientific sample of 1200 households will receive invitations to participate in the mail and their confidential responses will be weighted and analyzed. The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the city government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the city and to make comparisons with peer cities. Such surveys are a sound business practice to gather perspective of a representative sample of the entire community.

“The Citizen Perception Survey is an annual report card for City government,” said Mayor Tom Reid. “I urge residents to take a little time out of their day to tell us how we are doing,” he continued.

The city contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to participate in the survey, an instrument that was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association in 2001 to provide cities with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct market research.

The survey centers on community livability and includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services.

The results of the survey will be made available to the public in March 2015. City officials will review the results and incorporate them into their budget proposals for the next fiscal year. Several data points from the survey, such as satisfaction rates will be used as performance measures for various services.The survey will be available in both English and Spanish.

For questions about the survey, call 281-652-1625 or to view a previous Citizen Survey, visit

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