courtesy of ‘Ghost_Bear’
Last night, the Alexandria City Council announced the results of their 2009 Community Survey, conducted by the Center for Research and Public Policy (CRPP). One thousand Alexandria residents were asked through a telephone survey about their quality of life, satisfaction with services and other issues.
Over 97% of the respondents rated the overall quality of life in the city as either ‘very good’ or ‘good.’ In a complete non-shocker, the most frequently cited issues of concern was traffic, taxes and poor school systems. Despite taxes being second on that list, 69% said Alexandria should keep services and taxes at the level they are now; only 12% said taxes need to decrease even if service levels are affected.
You can check out the complete report on the City of Alexandria’s website (it’s in PDF format).
“Poor school systems” are why I’m inclined to move out of the city before my son is old enough for school. I vividly remember the “Now accredited” signs hanging from elementary schools when I moved to Alexandria in 2007. My reaction was “what do you mean, NOW?”