On Tuesday, the City of Antioch released its survey results of their Quality of Life Survey taken in the fall of 2017.
The survey was performed by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) where they surveyed 400 residents by phone. Residents shared concerns about crime, homelessness, blight and the economy locally – and seven in ten perceived a need for additional funding to provide services that residents need and deserve.
Here is a copy of the release:
Antioch Residents Weigh in On Their Priorities
Residents provide comprehensive input
Antioch, CA— A Quality of Life community survey conducted in Fall 2017 shows Antioch residents want the City to do a better job protecting, maintaining and enhancing the community’s quality of life to reach the City’s full potential as a safe, clean, beautiful place to live.
The survey, conducted in October by the city’s public opinion firm FM3 Research, was commissioned to assess resident perspectives on their quality of life, including community priorities and needs.
“I want to thank everyone who took the time to participate in this study,” said City Manager Ron Bernal. “It is very important to our new City leadership team that we invest in every neighborhood in our City, to ensure that every resident receives quality service.”
Residents strongly prioritize maintaining 911 police response and police officers patrolling City streets; ensuring water quality and safety; attracting and retaining businesses; and maintaining youth violence prevention programs.
Eighty-three percent of respondents also indicated maintaining Antioch’s financial stability was a top priority, with 70% agreeing that the City needs additional funding.
“I know the community continues to be concerned about crime in general, gangs and youth violence,” said Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks. “We must maintain 911 emergency response and increase investment in code enforcement.”
“This community feedback is extremely helpful. We want to continue to engage the public on these quality of life issues,” said City Manager Bernal. “These perspectives not only inform our City Council goal-setting, service delivery and budget planning, but help us to improve transparency and teamwork by making the community a true partner in our efforts to achieve government accountability, trust, safe neighborhoods and quality of life for all residents.”
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