In a recent survey of Pasadena residents 64 percent responded that the city is moving in the right direction. In comparison, 28 percent thought Los Angeles County is moving in the right direction, and only 24 percent are happy with the direction of the state of California.
The survey, conducted between April 25 and May 1, included telephone interviews with 100 voters in each of the seven city council districts.
When asked about issues of concern, traffic congestion, the availability of good paying jobs, and the condition of the local economy ranked as the top three.
The survey also asked for opinions about future growth in the city. Forty-five percent favored a managed growth approach that would limit new development to major commercial and areas surrounding rail stations. Another 32 percent supported less limits on growth in order to encourage job creation and enhance the local economy. Nineteen percent supported significant reductions in future development as means to protect corridors the character of the community and the environment.
More details on these and many other issues are available in the full survey document available by calling the City Manager’s Office at 744-4333 or at www.cityofpasadena.net/survey2011.