County Survey Shows North Escambia Concerns

December 27, 2007

Escambia County has released a county-wide survey on the quality of life in county and satisfaction with services provided by the county, and several responses showed concerns about North Escambia.

When asked, “how satisfied are you with the overall quality of the job that the County is doing”, 91.6% of the residents responded with a neutral to very satisfied rating. The highest ratings when to fire services and emergency medical services.

There were 507 randomly chosen registered voters in the county that took part in the telephone survey. Several of their answers revealed common concerns about the quality of life and the concerns in North Escambia.

Comments related to North Escambia included:

  • “County services aren’t good in the north end of the county. There aren’t enough parks in the north end.”
  • ”I live at the north end of the county and everything goes to Pensacola.”
  • Top concern: “Additional library branch in North Escambia.”
  • Top concern: ”More growth and improvement in North Escambia.”
  • Top concern: “Better schools for north end.”
  • “Improve roads in north end. More public parks”
  • ”Community center in the North of the county.”
  • Problem: ”Representation in North end by people whose interest are in the South end.”
  • “New library on the North side or District 5.”
  • ”I think the county should be split in two- North and South. I think the interest of the North and South are so different to require the split.”
  • ”I’d like to see public transportation in the northern part of the county.”

To view the survey questions in pdf format, click here.

To view a survey summary in pdf format, click here.

To view a complete survey with comments from residents like those above, click here.

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