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Sioux Falls Citizen's Survey asks: How are we doing?

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The City of Sioux Falls is asking its citizens: "How are we doing?" A survey is giving 3,000 randomly selected residents the chance to answer that question.

Mayor Mike Huether and City Council Chair Michelle Erpenbach announced Monday that a citizen survey is being conducted.

Over the next few weeks, 3,000 randomly selected Sioux Falls city residents are receiving the questionnaire. Participants will be asked about their attitude and opinions regarding the City. Participants will be asked to create their satisfaction with various City services and quality of life characteristics of the community.

Mayor Mike Huether said the survey results will help measure past progress and chart the future direction of City programs and spending priorities.

"Listening to your customers is important in any business and it's even more important when you serve the public," Mayor Huether said in a press release.

This scientific anonymous survey is being conducted by the National Research

Center, Inc. under the sponsorship of the International City/County Management

Association (ICMA). Initial surveys will be mailed on January 22. Final survey results from The National Citizen Survey™ will be available in late spring of 2013.

"The survey provides us with the opportunity to hear from citizens who may not come to meetings but do vote, pay taxes, and make decisions about where to live and build their businesses," City Council Chair Michelle Erpenbach said in a news release. "I strongly encourage survey recipients to provide us with their honest and valuable feedback by completing and returning the survey."

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