STRATFORD, PEI — The majority of Stratford residents are satisfied with the community’s government, according to a recent survey released by the city.
The city received 1,018 responses to its annual survey released Wednesday. It revealed that 75% of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the city’s overall performance.
When it comes to policing, 70% of residents feel that law enforcement does a good job of enforcing the law.
About half of residents felt that law enforcement responded quickly to calls, and 49% of residents said they were unsure whether the police responded quickly or not.
Earlier this week, we released the results of our 11th annual resident survey. We appreciate the time residents take to share their opinions with us on a variety of topics. Find the press release and the full summary and results reports online now: https://t.co/f0HIH28tOB pic.twitter.com/aIitleCqRz
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Fifty-eight percent of respondents felt their neighborhood had a lower crime rate than other areas of PEI, and 40% felt the crime rate was about the same.
Forty-four percent believe crime in their neighborhood has stayed the same, while eight percent believe crime has increased. Meanwhile, 6% felt crime had decreased and 21% of residents had no opinion.
Thirty-two percent of residents said they supported any type of active transportation infrastructure in their neighborhood, while 26% would prefer a multi-use pathway and 24% would like sidewalks.
Almost all, 91%, of respondents supported the city’s food truck regulations, with the majority of respondents supporting restricted hours of operation and location restrictions for food trucks.
The majority of residents, 71%, say the city regulates short-term rentals.
The full report can be viewed on the City of Stratford website.