New Community Survey Digs Deeper

New Community Survey Digs Deeper
Posted on 12/05/2017

How do the citizens of Cottonwood Heights feel about the roads, parks and communication techniques of the City? These and other questions were recently asked of a control group of citizens by an unbiased survey firm, Y2 Analytics of Salt Lake City.

The city commissioned a similar survey in July 2016 from citizens representing the balanced demographics of the community. This information helped the Council set 2017 goals on public works services, economic development, and other interests that the citizens identified of high importance in their lives.

This second survey focuses on how citizens prefer getting city information, their feelings about the city's website, and if individuals feel that they are getting enough news from the city. There are questions on open space/parks, transportation routes, traffic congestion, and accessory dwelling units (mother-in-law apartments) in single family dwellings. 

Both surveys are available on the city website ( and will be used by the Mayor and Council as they refine the goals and objectives for the coming year. The data is also considered as procedures, policies and laws are developed. As views and opinions change, the community survey remains one of the best methods for city leaders to know what citizens want and expect from their local government. 

We will provide a more detailed analysis of the survey in our January newsletter.