Beginning in 2014, the City of Ramsey issued its first biannual Citizen Survey to gather input from its residents on various City services, parks and trails, road and infrastructure, organizational direction, community events, property development and much more. The purpose of the survey was to provide feedback for Ramsey policymakers to consider as they prioritize using limited resources to meet the needs of Ramsey residents and businesses.
The City conducted the survey again in 2016 and 2018 and began to track how the City was performing over time. In 2018, the Citizen Survey captured the opinions of a representative sample of 465 randomly selected Ramsey residents. The results offer a report on the "livability" of the City of Ramsey by focusing on three pillars of community (Community Characteristics, Governance, and Participation) across eight central facets of community (Safety, Mobility, Natural Environment, Economy, Recreation, and Wellness, Education and Enrichment and Community Engagement). The phrase "livable community" is used to describe a place that is not only where people live but where they want to live.
Participants in this survey remained anonymous and the results are displayed collectively. The margin of error around any reported percentage is ±5 percent for the entire sample. The City will utilize these survey results to evaluate its organizational effectiveness and to implement intelligent, citizen-focused government by addressing the identified needs.