Walter Mencken 10:03 a.m., March 27
Coronado: Where the Living Is Easy
Residents of Coronado love their community. According to results from The National Citizen Survey, the only aspects that Coronadoans don't like about their community is traffic and the lack of public transportation in their community.
The survey, commissioned by the city council back in February, was sent to 1200 households, 31% of which completed the survey.
For the survey, residents were asked to rank their community in a number of "quality of life" categories. The responses were compared to those from residents in 500 communities across the country, as well as 55 resort towns with populations below 55,000.
Out of the 500 communities, Coronado finished at the top in 14 categories, finishing in the top ten in 54 other categories. And when compared to the 55 resort communities, Coronado placed first in 46 categories.
Among those top rankings, Coronado finished first when residents were asked about the value of city services in relation to taxes paid. In all, 98 percent of those polled were pleased with the "quality of life" in Coronado.
The rankings weren't so high in regards to traffic. The city placed 144 out of 193 communities, in the category of "traffic flow on major streets." Only 45 percent felt there was adequate public parking.
Thomas Miller, president of the National Research Center will make a formal presentation to city councilmembers during a September 6 city council meeting.
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