How do you value your City's core services? That's the topic of the "Valuing the Results of Dover's Municipal Government" online survey. City Manager J. Michael Joyal Jr. is preparing the Fiscal Year 2014 proposed budget, which will be presented to the City Council in April. To help gauge what residents most value about those core services, the online survey focuses on the five highest priorities:
Public Safety: Proactively protect citizens and mitigate losses from medical emergencies, crime, fire, natural and man-made disasters;
Public Education: Support and provide access for students to experience opportunities for a quality education;
Public Infrastructure: Maintain safe and reliable public roads, storm water, drinking water and sewer systems, and municipal facilities;
Economic Development: Support and encourage a quality of life that sustains a vibrant community, robust economy and availability of quality employment;
Fiscal Stewardship: Responsibly and transparently manage public finances necessary for sustaining the ongoing provision of essential municipal services.
Survey participants are asked to rate each category on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "not a priority" and 10 being "highest priority."
The results of this survey will be shared by the City Manager with the community and City Council as budget deliberations begin. The City Council must adopt a budget by June 15. The City's fiscal year begins July 1.
This survey concludes April 4.