Yakima city surveys sent out, officials say they rely on information

Yakima city surveys sent out, officials say they rely on information
Yakima, WASH. -- Yakima city officials are asking for your help to fill out and return new city surveys in the mail. They say honest feedback will help them determine how people feel about the condition of the city and those in charge of it.

7,500 households were randomly selected to receive the surveys, says Mayor Micah Cawley. He tells KIMA it will cost the city $15,000 to $20,000.

Some say the city could have saved money by doing the survey on line, while others mailing them makes common sense.

"It's very important to get feedback all the time, but how you get that feedback is also important. You can't chose a marketing route that's going to limit you to your feedback, especially if you just focus them on line because you're going to lose your elderly personnel communicating back to you or somebody that may not even have the means to access the Internet," Eric Geary said.

City officials say the surveys are due by September.