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Portlanders’ ratings of city livability drop to new low

From Drummond Kahn Director of audit services November 30, 2016

Residents rate city livability lower this year than in prior years, according to the 26th annual Community Survey released today by City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero.

Auditors conducted a random scientific survey of Portlanders from June through August of this year and found residents’ views on the quality of various City services, and general livability issues, falling to new lows.

Forty percent of respondents rated the City’s overall delivery of service as good or very good, while 23 percent rate street maintenance as good or very good. Only 20 percent rate their ability to influence City government as good or very good. On the plus side, participation in Parks’ programs is up from previous years.

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