Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Residents who came out to speak against weakening Rockville's Adequate Public Facilities ordinance (APFO) often cited the danger to the city's quality of life. The sense that Rockville has a good quality of life today seems to be reflected in a National Research Center survey of city residents, which was presented to the Mayor and Council at this week's meeting.

792 of 2,000 residents responded to the survey. Here's part of what they had to say:

  • 93 percent of residents consider the overall quality of life in Rockville to be excellent or good
  • 93 percent say Rockville is an excellent or good place to raise children
  • 86 percent rate the overall quality of their neighborhood as excellent or good

Residents did express concern about a shortage of affordable housing, and the need for more support for seniors who are aging in place in Rockville.

The complete report can be read here.

1 comment:

  1. Push polls usually do yield good responses:

    1.) Would you rather pretend to like Rockville or kill puppies?
    2.) Which do you like more, Rockville's City Manager or ISIS?
    3.) What's cheaper, Rockville taxes and fees or the national debt?
    4.) (you get the idea...)