Councilman Stan Hall summed up this year's Colleyville Citizen Survey easily during the Council's Thursday night work session briefing.
“It sounds like we have got the same priorities as last year: Economic development,” he said.
According to the results, 34 percent of survey-takers responded that attracting and keeping quality businesses is the most critical issue facing the city. Forty-four percent also reported being "dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" with the service area of economic development.
The citizen survey provides feedback on the city's overall performance and identifies residents' priorities and service preferences.
Out of nine other choices, 48 percent picked encouraging new business development as an area the city most needs to focus on. Eighty-four percent noted making changes to the quality of shopping, dining and restaurants as necessary to improve their satisfaction.
The highest support for types of economic development were sit-down restaurants, medium-sized retail stores, professional services such as medical and legal, and major supermarkets.
Apart from their economic development concerns, though, respondents seem happy with their city.
Overall, 50 percent of the survey's 807 Colleyville resident respondents were "very satisfied" with the overall quality of life in the community, while 47 percent were "satisfied." Twenty-one percent noted the rural, country atmosphere or small-town feel as what makes Colleyville a unique place to live.
Between late February and early April, the city collected 1,665 responses for the Colleyville 2012 Citizen Survey from online and mail responses. The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent.