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January 4th, 2012
City seeks public input on quality of service


City of San Marcos officials have slated a series of meetings where residents will be asked to evaluate how well the city provides services related to parks and recreation, police and fire protection, library services, street infrastructure and future water supply.

The meetings, to occur in January and February, are part of the city’s periodic level of service review. Each relevant city department will illustrate the “Corolla,” “Camry” or “Lexus” level of service for their area and outline the costs associated with each level.

Refreshments will be served at each community meeting. The format is “come and go,” which will enable residents to spend from a few minutes to a few hours at the sessions.

At the conclusion of each session, attendees will be asked to participate in a computerized survey. Survey participants will be asked to provide their zip codes and indicate whether they are homeowners or renters. The survey software will display corresponding property tax increases or decreases based on the “Corolla,” “Camry” or “Lexus” level of service selected by survey participants.

The community meetings are a prelude to the fiscal year 2012-13 budgeting process. Information received from residents will be used in planning the city’s budget and establishing long-term goals.

For more information, visit or call (512) 393-8000.

Schedule of Meetings:

Jan. 19: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cuauhtémoc Hall, 1100 Patton St. Sector 4: East Guadalupe, Rio Vista, Victory Gardens.

Jan. 24: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Goodnight Middle School Cafeteria, 1301 Hwy 123. Sectors 5 & 6: Sunset Acres, El Camino Real, Hills of Hays, Wallace Addition, Blanco Gardens, Blanco River Village, E. Aquarena Springs Dr.

Jan. 26 State of the City: 5:30-7 p.m. Embassy Suites/City Conference Center (Community-wide event)

Jan. 30: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dunbar Center, 801 MLK Drive Sectors 1 & 8: Dunbar, Heritage, Westover, Downtown, Tx State University.

Feb. 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street. Sector 9: Willow Creek.

Feb. 6: 6:30-8:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 130 W Holland St. Sector 2: Castle Forest, Franklin Square, Oak Heights, Southwest Hills.

Feb. 9: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Travis Elementary Cafeteria, 1437 Post Rd. Sector 7: Blanco Vista, Millview, Uhland Rd., Post Rd, Thorpe Ln.

Feb. 13: 6:30-8:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church 130 W Holland St. Sector 3: Alamo, Highland, Holland Hills, Hughson Hts., Sierra Circle, Tanglewood, N. LBJ. N. Craddock.

Map of Sectors and Neighborhoods

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2 thoughts on “City seeks public input on quality of service

  1. From the article’s description, it seems more accurate to say that the city isn’t so much looking for feedback on its current service quality, but rather is asking citizens to choose the level of service quality the city will provide based on the taxes citizens are willing to pay.

    BTW, the computerized survey should categorize residents by polling district rather than ZIP code, because virtually everyone will fall under 78666, sot the ZIP code alone tells you nothing.

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