The City of Toledo is considering this week
whether to spend $35,000 with a company that would gauge how the
citizens think their tax money should be used.
City council is expected to vote tomorrow on a proposal from the
Finkbeiner administration to hire ETC Institute, of Olathe, Kan., to
conduct a multi-level survey of Toledoans.
"They are going to come in and actually poll the citizens through a
survey methodology to get a feel of what's important and what is not,"
said David Moebius, assistant chief of staff for Mayor Carty
Finkbeiner. "This would be anything that would range from leaf
collection, to snow removal, to the level of services provided to
parks, utilities, police, and fire."
Mr. Moebius added: "We sprinkle a lot of money over a lot of different
projects and a lot of programs, and our intent is to see for which ones
we should be and which we shouldn't be."
The survey would question people through the mail, phone, and Internet.