Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Citizen Surveys

2007-10 County Citizen Surveys (biennial after 2010)

PWC_SurveySumary2010 | PWC_SurveyComparison09_10 | full text pdf

PWC_SurveySummary2009 | 2009-10 Comparison | full text PDF

PWC_SurveySummary2008

2007 County Citizens Survey (full text)

2007 Citizen Survey: PW citizens “generally dissatisfied with the coordination of development and roads, growth in the county, and planning and land use”
(“Supervisors Get Survey Results” by Keith Walker, Potomac News, 9 Aug 2007)

The top seven:
Citizen satisfaction with:
The bottom seven:
Citizen satisfaction with:
— Service from Library Staff  (98.9%)
— Emergency Medical Rescue (98.5%)
— Fire Fighting in Respondent’s Area (988.4%)
— Security in Courthouse (97.3%)
— Landfill (96.0%)
— Convenience of Registering to Vote ( 994.9%)
— Assistance from 911 Operator (94.6%) <
— Coordination of Development with Road Systems (35.5%)
— Rate of PWC Growth (44.0%)
— Ease of Travel in PWC (46.9%)
— Land Use Planning and Development (47.5%)
— Appearance of Illegal Signs along Major Roads (49.2%)
— County Efforts to Preserve Open Space (51.5%)
— Public Transportation in PWC (57.0%)
According to the executive summary of the 2007 County Citizens Survey (full text):   1. “In general, people are least satisfied with development and transportation issues, suggesting that these areas are in need of improvement despite the significant progress with the ease of travel of getting around within Prince William County.”  2. In the “Long-Term Trends” section,  “satisfaction with the job the County is doing in planning how land will be used and developed is down approximately 6 percentage points from 1993.”  3. Again from the “Long-Term Trends” section, “satisfaction with the County’s value for tax dollars is up more than 15 points since 1993.”

2006 Citizen Survey

2006 “Citizen Survey: PW residents still happy with libraries, tired of traffic”
(by Tara Slate Donaldson, Gainesville Times, 10 Aug 2006)

2006 County Citizens Survey (full text)

The top five:
Citizen satisfaction with:
The bottom five:
Citizen satisfaction with:
— Libraries (99.2%)
— Balls Ford Road Compost Facility (99%)
— Landfill (98.3%)
— Fire protection (97.9%)
— Medical rescue (95.7%)
— Getting around the county (39.6%)
— Growth (44.5%)
— Planning and land use (44.9%)
— Citizen input on development (68.5%)
— Preventing neighborhood deterioration (68.7%)
Other highlights, according to the 2006 County Citizens Survey (full text):   1. “By geographic area, the three lowest levels of satisfaction with the [county’s] rate of growth again came from Brentsville, North County, and Gainesville/Linton Hall (22.5%, 29.7%, and 35.3% respectively).”  2.  “Perhaps not surprisingly, given their dissatisfaction with planning, development, and growth, residents of Brentsville [District] were also the least satisfied with the opportunities for citizen input (59.8%).”  3. “Satisfaction with transportation in the county” has gradually declined from 62.7% in 1999  to 39.6% in 2006.

2005 Citizen Survey

2005 Survey:  County roads, growth need work”
(by Tara Slate Donaldson, Gainesville Times, 19 Aug 2005)

2005 County Citizens Survey (full text)

The top five:
Citizen satisfaction with:
The bottom five:
Citizen satisfaction with:
— Library staff (99.1%)
— Landfill services (98.8%)
— Medical rescue services (98.3%)
— Fire protection services (98.2%)
— Voter registration (97%)
— Coordination of development and roads (34.9%)
— Getting around in Prince William Countty (38.1%)
— Planning and land use (44.8%)
— Efforts to preserve open space (45.1%))
— Growth in county (47.2%)
2005 County Citizens Survey (full text)

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