From the NCS Dashboard Summary:
The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™) is a collaborative effort between National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The survey and its administration are standardized to assure high quality research methods and directly comparable results across The NCS communities. The NCS captures residents’ opinions within the three pillars of a community (Community Characteristics, Governance and Participation) across eight central facets of community (Safety, Mobility, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Economy, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment and Community Engagement). This report summarizes Pasco’s performance in the eight facets of community livability with the “General” rating as a summary of results from the overarching questions not shown within any of the eight facets. The “Overall” represents the community pillar in its entirety (the eight facets and general).
Overall, ratings in Pasco for 2017 generally remained stable. Of the 133 items for which comparisons were available, 107 items were rated similarly in 2015 and 2017; five items showed a decrease in ratings and 21 showed an increase in ratings. Notable positive results of the survey include:
A few negative trends are also of note:
In addition to the standard survey questions, the city included three policy questions designed to gauge the opinion of the community regarding three particular issues:
The Community Livability Report provides the opinions of a representative sample of 215 residents of the City of Pasco. The margin of error around any reported percentage is 7% for all respondents. The full description of methods used to garner these opinions can be found in the Technical Appendices.
For more information on the survey, contact the City Manager's Office at (509) 545-3404.