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Nevada City officials want feedback on community and municipality government

Nevada City officials are collecting comments from residents regarding the quality of life in the community and how they feel about the services the city provides.

The assessment, in the form of the 2016 Nevada City Community Survey, will be available until early June.

“We need the community feedback on whether Nevada City is a good place to retire, feedback on trails and whole hosts of things,” Prestwich said.



The survey was delivered to utility customers with their utility bills. Staff said residents could either return their comments with their utility bills, or fill out the survey by visiting http://www.nevadacityca.gov. Extra copies of the survey are also available at city hall for interested residents.

Some of the issues the survey will gauge are: whether the city is a good place to retire and work; how safe people feel in different parts of the city; how often residents shop or conduct business in the Historical District or Seven Hills District; do people own or rent their residences; and the accessibility to affordable housing and availability of overnight lodging.




According to Prestwich, the last time the city sent out a survey was in 2007, but that survey targeted the restaurants and retailers in downtown. This survey applies to Nevada City as a whole.

Depending on the feedback, the city will bring together a focus group to further discuss some of the concerns raised by the survey, Prestwich said.

The information collected through the assessment will be shared with the new Nevada City Council members and the Planning Commissioners before they attend a goal-setting workshop, something the city does every three years to prioritize objectives.

The survey will help city officials set benchmarks to track the quality of services it provides and help the city council make decisions that affect the community, officials said.

“This is the one opportunity to share perspective with the city,” said Prestwich. “We value people’s thoughts.”

To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, please email tliu@theunion.com, or call 530-477-4236.


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