Good Government Listens
Citizens are entitled to more than just a transparent view of our government, we also want participation and collaboration.
The City of New Braunfels is conducting a survey of its citizens from November 3 - December 8, 2014.
The City of New Braunfels is reaching out to citizens to assist us in making decisions that affect our community. Identifying our strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of the citizens we serve via this tool for public input provides both elected officials and staff with important feedback from those who might not normally attend public meetings.
Designed to measure service performance, assess community needs, and assist in long-range strategic planning the survey also includes questions about quality of life issues and residents usage of services.
The survey is being administered by mail, beginning with a pre-notification postcard sent to randomly selected households announcing that a survey will follow. The sampling size of 3,000 residents will also receive a second survey mailing. A Spanish language version of the survey is also available and all responses are anonymous and reported in group form only.
Facilitated and implemented by the International City Manager’s Association (ICMA), the National Citizen’s Survey is a standardized survey that not only provides local results, but benchmarks those results against participating jurisdictions throughout the country. The city will also receive a report comparing the results of the New Braunfels 2012 Citizen Survey to the 2014 results.
The city will receive results from the 2014 survey in January of 2015 and can use the resulting data for planning, resource allocation, performance measurement, program and policy evaluation, enhanced civic engagement practices and improvement of city services.
Results of the 2012 Citizen Survey are shown, below.
2012 City of New Braunfels Citizen Survey Results Report
2012 Report of Demographic Subgroup Comparisons
2012 Benchmark Report
Thank you to all participants - your opinon matters.
Brief Presentation Report Summary of the 2012 survey from 01/28/203 City Council Meeting
Additional information on the National Citizen's Survey