How do you rate the quality of life in Sacramento? The City wants to hear from you

How would you rate the quality of life in Sacramento?

What services work well? What needs improvement? What are your thoughts about public transportation, parks, housing options, health services, education, entertainment options, crime and more?

The Office of the City Auditor invites Sacramento residents to take the National Community Survey and share their opinions about the livability of Sacramento. The survey also includes questions about a range of community issues as well as services provided by the City.

“The community survey is critical because it gives us a benchmark of how citizens feel about our services in a way that is scientifically accurate and comprehensive,” said City Auditor Jorge Oseguera. “Departments or divisions can use the information captured to prioritize or realign resources in a meaningful way; one that is based on hard data, rather than assumptions.”

Last year, the City did not conduct a community survey due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, the Auditor’s Office instead conducted a survey to gauge impacts of the coronavirus on Sacramentans.

Results of the 2019 Community Survey showed that:

  • Respondents rated quality of services such as fire, ambulance or emergency medical services, public library services and garbage collection as good or excellent.
  • Respondents rated quality of services including traffic enforcement, street cleaning, and street repair as poor or fair.
  • Respondents rated characteristics of the community including opportunities to volunteer, opportunities to participate in religious or spiritual events and shopping opportunities as good or excellent.
  • Respondents rated community characteristics including the cost of living, public parking and availability of affordable quality housing as poor or fair.

The survey is available online through April 25 and can be translated into more than 100 languages. It takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Earlier this year, 5,500 randomly selected households were sent the survey to ensure the City would receive statistically significant data. The survey now is open to anyone who would like to share their opinions. All respondents to the survey will remain anonymous.

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