Pasco residents will be asked in the coming weeks how to pay for a new fire station.
New or expanded fire facilities to meet the growing population is just one issue city council members selected to be on this year’s National Citizen Survey.
The questionnaire, sent out every two years, measures public opinion in eight areas of community livability, city officials said.
In each area, residents are asked for perceptions on the quality of municipal and related services, and their own engagement within the community.
A printed version is being mailed this week to a statistically valid sample of city utility customers, said a news release.
Then in mid-December, an online version will go live to reach a wider audience. That survey will be available in English and Spanish.
Pasco has been doing the survey since 2005. The information will be used by the council as it develops its goals and objectives for the next two years.
Council members added three questions to this year’s survey. In addition to the question of fire and emergency medical services facilities, residents will be asked if they want a community recreation center and about the city’s level of code enforcement.
Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins said the information gives a snapshot of what citizens are thinking.
The 2015 results are available on the city's website.