Upper Arlington News

Communications survey

UA Residents' opinions sought

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Upper Arlington's community liaisons have launched a new survey in hopes to gauging how best to convey information to local residents.

The Upper Arlington Community Affairs Office will seek resident opinion through Jan. 17 on communications issues through a new survey, available online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/uacommunications.

It is the latest attempt by city officials to garner public input.

While previous 2013 projects have sought residents' views on city services, quality of life and policy priorities, as well as how to proceed with sidewalk connectivity plans, the UA Communications Survey solicits opinions as to how residents wish to receive municipal alerts, updates and other correspondence.

"The community affairs department is conducting this survey simply to assess residents' satisfaction in how they receive city communications," said Beth Sharb, the city's community affairs coordinator. "So, the information mined will primarily be used by community affairs.

"We disseminate information in so many different ways -- what do residents prefer, what do they use the most, what do they like and dislike? After looking at the results, we'll see if trends establish and determine if any items warrant bringing them to the attention of the city manager or city council," she said.

Sharb said the survey can be completed in about five minutes.

Survey results are expected to be posted by the end of January, she added.

The city is providing the survey, as well as previous online surveys, through an annual subscription it has with www.surveymonkey.com. The annual subscription cost is $340, according to the community affairs office.

Additional survey information is available at the city's website, uaoh.net.