The City of Pasco is seeking the input of the Pasco community for the “National Community Survey”, a biennial survey the City has done since 2005. The survey measures public opinion in eight critical areas of community livability, including Pasco Police, City of Pasco Fire Department, Pasco Recreation Services, and City of Pasco Code Enforcement.
In each area, residents report perceptions about the quality of our community and related services, as well as their own engagement within the community. The survey gives a snapshot of what the residents of Pasco think are priorities, and the survey results will be used in developing City Council goals and objectives for the next two years. The survey was mailed to a statistically-valid sample of households in November and December.
An online version is now available to reach a wider audience and can be found at https://polco.us/syaa4x (English) and https://polco.us/s4wrqg (Spanish). The survey will be open until Wednesday, January 12.
In addition to the standard survey questions, the City Council included policy questions designed to gauge the opinion of the community regarding three particular issues:
- Short-Term Rentals: This question seeks to gauge the community’s interest in allocating additional resources to manage a short-term rental program in Pasco.
- Mental Health Services: This question seeks to gauge the community’s interest in implementing a one-tenth of a percent sales tax to fund additional mental health services in Pasco.
- Retail Marijuana Regulations: This question seeks to gauge the community’s interest in changing regulations prohibiting the retail sale of marijuana in Pasco.
The results of the previous survey from 2019 are available on the City’s website at www.pasco-wa.gov/979/National-Citizen-Survey.