From December 2018 through February 2019, the City of Modesto embarked on a process of seeking input on the public's satisfaction with City services and priorities for the future. The City used a web-based platform for the survey, and advertised with print and online invitations. A total of 697 responses were received from citizens.
In order to be fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars, and based on previous success with the City's police department, the City chose a unique way of analyzing the data gathered through the survey. The criminal justice department at CSU Stanislaus graciously agreed to lend its expertise to the process, and worked diligently to prepare a final report at no cost to the City.
The public input received and analyzed through this survey is part of the foundation of the Strategic Planning process. The City's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan is being crafted with the help of our community, through the survey and town hall forums, in order to encompass the vision of those who choose Modesto as their home. The full plan, complete with an implementation action plan, will be available soon.
In short, the Strategic Plan seeks to address the priorities of the public, as identified in the survey and forums.
There will be much more announced on the Strategic Plan in the near future, but in the meantime, the public is invited to review the analysis of the 2019 community survey.
On behalf of the City of Modesto, we wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Blake Randol, Dr. Robert Werling, and the entire CSU Stanislaus team who worked diligently on this massive project. Thank you for your service to the community!