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Cedar Rapids receives citizen survey results

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Earlier this year the City of Cedar Rapids sent thousands of citizen survey's out to residents. 

The results are in and street repairs have been deemed the single most important issue facing the city. 

According to those who took the National Citizen Survey the roads need to improve. 

The City's Paving for Progress campaign works to do just that, using a 1% local option sales tax. 

"We're five years into the program, five years left. The need is going to continue to be there to fix the streets but we're excited that we have this funding source," says Doug Wilson, Paving for Progress Program Manager. 

Meanwhile public transportation also has room to improve according to the survey, with 61% of people believing it's important to expand bus service hours. 

Safety was listed as one of the most important factors for quality of life.

90% of people said they feel safe in their neighborhood but the overall feeling of safety in the city was ranked much lower at just 66%. 

Overall economic health came in at 65%. 

Meanwhile 78% of people believe Cedar Rapids is a good place to raise kids. 

The majority of people who took the survey believe the best days for the city are still ahead. 

The city plans to send out the surveys every two years, this was their second time. 

You can view the survey results in full here: http://cms.revize.com/revize/cedarrapids/The%20NCS%20Community%20Livability%20Report-Cedar%20Rapids%202018%20FINAL.pdf

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