Every two years, the City of Round Rock conducts a survey of its citizens to see how well the city government is meeting their needs and to determine the issues of concern to them. Below are the some key results of the 2006 City Survey. The survey and analysis were done by Montgomery & Associates, an Austin, Texas research firm.
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- Traffic (52.8%), growth (50%), and overcrowding of schools (33.5%) are the three biggest issues residents think Round Rock will face in the next five years.
- An overwhelming 82.8% believe that the City is headed in the right direction. That’s great news.
- Less than half, at 46.5%, say that the quality of life in the City of Round Rock is getting better. This number has not improved in the last four years.
- The fire department, trash collection, and police department are the highest ranked city services, all at 79% or more rating them as excellent or good.
- 58.1% think that the city is doing an excellent or good job “listening to and responding to the needs of citizens.” This number has not changed since 2002 and we would like to see it above 60% to see the positive number increase to more than double the negative number.
- A fantastic 88.8% “feel safe walking alone in your neighborhood at night.” As we have seen in previous years, this is a very high number.
- Residents find the traffic in their neighborhood to be much better than the traffic on state roads and highways. However, 62.8% think that the City is doing an only fair or poor job of managing traffic — a ten point decline in positive rating since 2004.
- 82% think that traffic in Round Rock has gotten worse in the last two years.
- The most popular source for information about the City is the local TV news, with 80.6% saying that they get information there.
- Although only one quarter of residents have heard a great deal or somewhat about the Ten Year Comprehensive Plan, those who have heard about the plan think that it is valuable, at 93.6%.
- Three out of four residents strongly or somewhat support the City “offering incentives like property tax abatements and sales tax sharing agreements to targeted industries as a way to expand the local economy.”
- Two thirds of residents support the “City’s financial participation in an indoor, competitive pool for local swim teams.”
2004 Round Rock City Survey Results