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Sioux Falls Is A Good Place To Live

April 22, 2013, 6:02 PM by Don Jorgensen

Sioux Falls Is A Good Place To Live

Despite our cold nasty weather, most people say Sioux Falls is a good place to live. On Monday, the city released the results of a citizen survey it took back in January. 

While the numbers are favorable for the city, there are some areas where you think the city could make some improvements.

The city randomly selected 3,000 residents to take part in the survey. Of those who responded, 93 percent say Sioux Falls is a good or excellent place to live.

"We look at all the places where we were above the benchmark and it's unbelievable. I don't know if there's another city like us," Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether said.

The city got high marks in almost all areas, but there's room for improvement in law enforcement.

"They got a 70 percent good or excellent rating, but this falls below the benchmark. The overall impression of the police department and interactive with the public will be a focus going forward and I know the police chief is working on that," Huether said.

The survey also shows people are concerned about traffic flow and traffic enforcement.

Most people feel the city is a safe place to raise children, but only 45 percent feel safe in downtown after dark. The city says downtown is safe, but there's a perception that it's not.

"You can't find a place to live in downtown Sioux Falls right now, so if it wasn't safe, guess what, there would be all kinds of vacancies," Huether said.

"Nevertheless, it's something we need to focus on so more people can come downtown and enjoy everything that downtown has to offer," city finance director Tracy Turbak said.

The city spent $22,000 on the survey. It says it's a worthwhile investment that will provide a roadmap to make Sioux Falls an even better place to live.

The city did similar surveys in 2008 and 2009 and will continue to do them periodically.

If you'd like to look at the more than 200 pages of results, click on 2013 City Survey.  

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