Oklahoma Cityans love their hometown

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Oklahoma Cityans love their hometown

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 00:02
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Overall, Oklahoma City residents are happy with their hometown.
The only real point of contention is the streets.
Resident satisfaction ratings with Oklahoma City as a place to live are among the highest in the U.S., according to this year’s Citizen Survey.
“We’re proud of the way residents feel about Oklahoma City,” said City Manager Craig Freeman. “We’ll use the resident feedback to focus on where we need continued improvements. With the leadership of our City Council, we’re working to maintain the city’s momentum and our residents’ support.”
Nearly nine-out-of-10 residents think Oklahoma City is an “excellent” or “good” place to live. The national average for large American cities (population 250,000+) is about half of the residents.
Street conditions have been the city’s top challenge almost every year. Only about 11 percent of residents are happy with street conditions, the same as last year and up 2 percent from 2017.
About four-in-five residents list it in their top three priorities for the next two years.
The voter-approved Better Streets, Safer City program is under way now to address those concerns and more. Most of the $1.2 billion infrastructure investment program is dedicated to streets and related projects.
Visit okc.gov/Better-Safer for maps, lists and more.
Chris Tatham of ETC Institute, delivered the survey results to the City Council.
The full survey is available at okc.gov/satisfaction.