Roseville receives community survey results

About 98 percent of Roseville residents believe the quality of life in the city is “excellent” or “good,” putting Roseville in the top 25 percent of metro-area cities. Residents’ most serious concerns? High taxes and rising crime.

These statistics were obtained through a phone survey of 400 residents conducted by the Morris Leatherman company. The city was divided into four quadrants to ensure a fair sampling of respondents. Survey questions included “What do you like most, if anything, about living in Roseville?” and “Do you feel accepted in the city of Roseville?”

Communications manager Garry Bowman highlighted the key points of the survey results at the June 9 city council meeting, such as the fact that 71 percent of respondents felt they had a voice in city government, and that 82 percent of residents said the value of city services they receive was “good” or “excellent.”

Other important findings include residents’ high ranking of the city’s parks and recreational facilities, excellent opinion of police, fire and emergency medical services and some general support for a municipal community center, although the majority of residents were not willing to increase their property taxes to pay for its construction.

The council voted to table an in-depth discussion of the results until a July council meeting. By then, Bowman said, Morris Leatherman will have compiled an executive summary and will be on-hand to answer questions.

The full text of the survey results is available at

–Johanna Holub


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