Columbia Wants Resident Views
COLUMBIA - A random sample of 800 Columbia households will receive surveys over the next few days, seeking views on a wide range of city services and issues. To make sure that the city's priorities are in step with the needs of Columbia residents, the city says every response counts.
Surveys should start arriving at homes by mail this week. The return address on the envelope will be that of ETC Institute, which also conducted citizen surveys in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The surveys will include postage-paid return envelopes, and individual responses will remain confidential. To encourage participation, ETC Institute will make reminder calls a few days after the surveys are mailed. Citizens can respond to the survey during that call, if they wish, or they may complete the survey online at www.Columbia2011Survey.org.
The survey period will end in mid-May. ETC Institute will share the results in a public session at the City Council's retreat in early June.