### Channel 9 Online July 6, 2009 – 8:00pm
Residents Opinion Survey Released Today
Dunedin City Council Chief Executive Jim Harland presented the findings of the 2009 Residents Opinion Survey today. Speaking at the Mayor’s Reception Chambers, Harland delivered a mixed bag of results; with one downward trend standing out.
### ODT Online Tue, 7 Jul 2009
Council survey shows plunging confidence level
By Chris Morris
The impact of the global economic downturn is reflected in the Dunedin City Council’s latest residents’ opinion survey.
█ There has been an 11% drop in the number of people who see Dunedin as a thriving city. Mr Harland attributes this to the global recession, which is the worst one since the 1920s. More than 1,300 ratepayers were surveyed. This number from the 4,500 surveys sent out in the post. DCC Link
Or how the “silent majority” was found…
Purpose of the survey:
One way the Council gauges the views of the “silent majority” is through the annual Residents’ Opinion Survey, or ROS. The Council has been undertaking the ROS since 1994 and by giving expression to all sectors and areas of the community it has become a valuable tool for guiding its decision-making process and prioritising expenditure.
God, I missed the question ‘Does Dunedin need a new rugby stadium?’
How did I manage that…
Residents’ Opinion Surveys (ROS)
These surveys measure residents’ satisfaction with the Council’s performance and with Council owned facilities. The output of these surveys enables the Council to assess the extent to which the Council has met its performance objectives. In addition, each year subsequent surveys add to a growing body of research about what Dunedin residents think about their city and their Council.
█ 2009 Residents’ Opinion Survey Results (PDF, 950kb, open in new window)
█ Summary points (PDF, 250kb, open in new window)
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr