The Redlands City Council on Tuesday received its National Community Survey Results. As part of a multifaceted approach toward the development of a strategic vision for Redlands, the city manager's office contracted to conduct a communitywide survey by Policy Confluence Inc. dba Polco. The survey included standard questions for measuring resident satisfaction levels and perceptions about the quality of local government services and four custom questions approved by the council addressing homelessness and development standards in the downtown.

In the survey, 2,700 households participated. The survey received about 392 responses with a response rate of 15%, and 716 of the completed surveys were from open participation by the public. Some of the highest-rated community characteristics were the historical character of the city, quality of business, community support for the arts, K-12 education, fire services and public library services. Some of the lowest-rated services were affordable housing, recycling, street repair and transparency with the public.

Residents can view the complete survey results in the Nov. 2 City Council agenda.

The council also approved the purchase and replacement of four solid waste collection vehicles from Rush Truck Centers for $1.5 million.