Metro District Survey sheds light on Service Priorities
A community survey distributed by the Pueblo West Metro District in April sought feedback from local residents regarding their preferences and priorities for Metro District services. Survey respondents overwhelmingly placed fire and emergency services at the top of the list with street and road maintenance a close second. Water and wastewater utilities along with parks and recreation followed as next in importance.
While the survey provided the Metro District with priority ranking information, it also provided valuable insight into specific services. Residents who took the survey prioritized maintenance of paved roads over gravel roads. They also favored pursuit of additional water rights in order to better position Pueblo West for future population growth in the district.
The survey results also indicated residents preferred a focus on economic development activity and clean up events rather than enforcement of covenants. Respondents also preferred maintenance of existing Metro District parks rather than the purchase or development of additional parks and trails.
Earlier in 2021, the Metro District gathered community profile data with a survey that logged data about a variety of topics, including the number of residents who commute elsewhere to work, where they choose to eat and shop, and what they enjoy about living in Pueblo West.
Survey information and data is available on our website. Participation in these surveys is significant not just to plan for future growth, but to allocate existing resources to the services most requested. Pueblo West residents play a vital role in the direction of growth and development of their community, and these surveys provide the Metro District with a pulse on community engagement as well as feedback that helps align services with resident preferences.
The Metro District plans to continue to gather community feedback from our residents with future surveys. Visit our website, www.pueblowestmetro.com, like us on facebook, and sign up in the “Notify me” section of the website to receive alerts about the opening of new survey opportunities and communication with the Metro District.
Residents were asked to individually rate each services on a 1 to 100 scale with 100 being incredibly important and 1 being not important at all:
Fire and Emergency Response
80 out of 100
70 out of 100
Water & Wastewater Utilities
67 out of 100
Parks and Recreation
63 out of 100
54 out of 100
52 out of 100
Is it more important to you that Pueblo West maintain its current parks and trails or actively seeks to expand and build more parks and trails?
Maintain current parks and trails
Expand and build more parks and trails
Is it more important to you that Pueblo West invest more in maintaining its current gravel roads or in maintaining its current paved roads?
Maintain current gravel roads
Maintain current paved roads
Is it more important to you that Pueblo West maintain current water infrastructure or to actively obtain water rights to secure future growth?
Maintain Current Infrastructure
Obtain water rights to secure future growth
Is it more important to you that Pueblo West enforce covenants or provide community clean up events?
Provide community clean up events