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County seeking public input through survey

Questions about quality of life in St. Louis County, customer service interactions with the County, preferences for communication and information services and what people think of the job the County is doing at providing a wide set of critical services – St. Louis County is seeking public input on these issues and others in a survey that will be mailed out within the next few days.

Information collected in the survey helps guide decisions on budgets and policy. For instance, based on the results of past surveys, put more focus on services in the areas of public safety and care for the vulnerable, redesigned its website, and made significant investments in its Gravel Road Improvement Program.

Approximately 2,100 County residents selected at random will receive a survey packet in the mail. Results of the survey, which are considered statistically valid, will be shared by early summer and will be taken into consideration by staff and commissioners as they work on the 2020 budget and long range plans.

St. Louis County partnered with four other counties – Dakota, Olmsted, Scott and Washington – to produce the survey, which is being conducted by the National Research Center, Inc. The County conducted similar surveys four other times, most recently in 2016.

Spread across more than 7,000 square miles, St. Louis County is the largest county east of the Mississippi River and is home to 200,000 people. For more information about the County, its government or the 2019 Residential Survey, call (218) 726-2450 or visit stlouiscountymn.gov.

Source: St. Louis County press release