Needs Improvement

Public Involvement in Local Decisions per the Resident Survey Index


To achieve 50% of residents who feel like they have a say in local decisions regarding how tax dollars are spent.


For context: The decline seen in 2016 reflects a similar decline to the national average the same year, as does 2020.

This measure has increased and remained well above the ETC established benchmark ever since 2016, when there was a dramatic decline in the number of residents who feel their public involvement impacts local decisions.

Next Steps

The City is continuing to expand opportunities for public involvement in local government decision-making. The annual Resident Survey helps to determine budget priorities each year. 

July 2019, the City launched a Participatory Budgeting process that allowed residents to identify and vote for projects to fund.

Status Indicators: On Target On Target | Close to Target Close to Target | Needs Improvement Needs Improvement | Target Pending Target Pending