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Corona Residents Weigh in on their Priorities
CORONA, CA- A recently-commissioned independent survey shows residents in the City of Corona highly value the quality of life in the City, with more than 70% of respondents indicating that Corona provides a better quality of life than in other, nearby communities.
The survey, which was just completed by the respected firm of FM3 Research, was commissioned to assess resident perspectives on community priorities and needs. While the City had commissioned a survey of 400 respondents --a standard sample size for a city like Corona -- due to overwhelming response and interest from the public FM3 compiled and tabulated the results of nearly 900 interviews at no additional cost to the City.
“I want to thank everyone who took a few minutes to share their perspectives,” said City Manager Darrell Talbert. “The community’s views are essential to how we prioritize services to address the needs of the public.”
Maintaining clean, safe drinking water (92%), maintaining local police protection/911 emergency response (90-91%), maintaining local fire protection/paramedic services (86-91%), and reducing traffic impacts (85%) were the top priorities for respondents. 59% of respondents also wanted the City to more effectively address the issue of homelessness.
The survey also found a majority of respondents give the City excellent/good job ratings, and 58% say the City needs additional funding to provide the level of services Corona residents need and want.
“We are continuing to fall below needed staffing numbers, at a time that the State continues releasing parolees into our region to alleviate prison overcrowding and the County being forced to do the same, this, along with changing laws lessoning punishment, seriously concerns me.” said Corona Police Chief Michael Abel. “We need the resources necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
“Nearly three quarters of calls to the Corona Fire Department are related to medical emergencies,” said Fire Chief David Duffy. “But due to reductions, there are areas of Corona where the response times are longer than approved national standards for safety. I’m gratified that our residents value the services that our first responders perform to save lives.”
“We all look forward to continuing to engage the public on the future vision of the City and specifically the programs the community values,” said City Manager Talbert.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.DiscoverCorona.com.