City of Centralia 2009 Citizen Survey
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The City of Centralia cares about and actively seeks the input of its citizens in order to make responsible policy and
budgetary decisions that will positively affect the city as a whole. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, however,
results are heavily weighed as administration determines how best to allocate your tax dollars. Please look in the annual
budget document to see how the City is using your input on these surveys to shape the annual budget.
The budget document may be picked up at City Hall or can be viewed on the City’s website at www.cityofcentralia.org.
1. The following list of items represents services that the City of Centralia could spend tax dollars on. For each item, please
rate how high a priority that item should be. Use a scale of one to four, where one means the highest priority and four means
the lowest priority (1=highest, 4=lowest). You may use the same number more than once.
Maintaining parks and trails
Providing recreational programs for youth and adults
Providing fire protection services
Providing law enforcement services
Improving streets, such as fixing potholes, signage, and traffic lights
Encouraging economic development and business growth in Centralia
Encouraging development to revitalize downtown
Involving the public in making decisions that affect the community
Communicating with citizens about city issues, decisions, and services
Investing in technology upgrades at the water and sewer plants
Construction of a new Water Treatment Plant
Further upgrade of our sewer collection system to prevent backups