Reminder: Open house Sept. 28 to share results of community livability study

city-of-edmonds-logoThe City of Edmonds is hosting an open house this week to share results of a recently-conducted citywide survey on livability, in which nearly all of those responding rated the city’s quality of life as excellent or good.

The meeting is scheduled from 6-7:30pm, Wednesday, Sept. 28, in City Hall’s third-floor Brackett Room, located at 121 5th Ave. N., which is an ADA-accessible location. A brief presentation will be made on the National Citizen Survey, and summary boards will be located around the room with more detailed survey result information for public viewing.

Read the previous My Edmonds News story here for more information on survey results, which were presented to the Edmonds City Council in August.

“In recognition of the participation of over 900 of our local residents in this important community survey, we are delighted to be able to take this opportunity to share the survey’s results with the community in a casual setting,” said Economic Development and Community Services Director Patrick Doherty. The gathering “will allow for questions and comments from residents and a bit more in-depth discussion than was able to be presented to City Council last month.”

The National Citizen Survey (NCS) was administered by the National Research Center (NRC) in Edmonds in July 2016. Twenty-two hundred households were randomly selected and mailed the survey. An online version of the survey was also made available to anyone in the community via the City’s website and Facebook page. Responses to the randomized survey totaled 586, or 28 percent, which was well within the 20-40 percent range of normal response rate experienced by the NRC. With the addition of 320 online responses, total response to the survey was 906.

You can view a link to the complete survey report and a summary of its findings here.

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