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Not happy UNTIL . . . #ROS 2011

The Dunedin City Council books have been fully opened for forensic audit and independent investigations of conflicts of interest, governance decisions, council-owned companies, and more have been completed.

One area where satisfaction levels were not improving was respondents’ perception of Dunedin as a thriving city; only 29% agreed it was, the same as last year, but down from 50% in 2006.

### ODT Online Fri, 15 Jul 2011
Residents happier with DCC
By David Loughrey
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull was wearing a satisfied smile yesterday, following the release of a residents’ opinion survey that showed a sharp increase in public satisfaction with his council. Acting chief executive Athol Stephens was also basking in the glow of a result that showed 63% of residents were satisfied with his staff, up 11% from last year. […] Satisfaction with the overall performance of the council increased significantly, with 46% of respondents satisfied with their council, and 17% dissatisfied, compared with 35% and 38% last year.
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DCC: Residents’ Opinion Survey – complete it online

### ODT Online Sat, 1 May 2010
DCC sends out 4500 residents’ survey forms
Dunedin, it is time to rate your council’s performance. The annual Dunedin City Council residents’ opinion survey was launched yesterday as the first of 4500 surveys were posted out to randomly selected participants. The survey can also be completed, by both those who receive a survey in the mail and those who do not, online at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/residents-opinion-survey
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### ODT Online Sat, 1 May 2010
Editorial: DCC common sense
Few issues arouse public attention like parking. Most adults have access to cars, and most at some stage or another look for parking spaces. So when the Dunedin City Council planned changes, it was foolish not to be at its most wary, careful and sensible. Right from the start, the council and councillors seemed to be blind to the extent of what they were doing – and the devil in both the detail and the bigger picture.
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Take a bee, a rooster and you get a sheep…

### ODT Online Wed, 28 Apr 2010
Picking up sheep droppings ‘completely nuts’
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council is considering rules which would force some property owners to collect the little black offerings left behind by animals, including sheep, pigs and goats.
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If we let Mr Guest become Mayor of Dunedin expect more of this oddity – and ODT will never be the same.

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DCC 2009 Residents’ Opinion Survey

### 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.
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█ 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)

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