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City recognized for financial reporting achievements

T Maricopa survey results show residents’ feelings about community

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ore than four out of five residents who completed the 2017 Citizen Survey in the City of Maricopa said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the quality of life in their community, according to results published by Raymond Turco & Associates. More than 2,000 residents participated in the project either online or through the mail. The survey asked residents to weigh in on everything from future growth and public safety to transportation and customer service, according to city officials. The feedback is important for measuring the city’s success. According to sur vey results, a total of 85 percent of

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residents were satisfied with their quality of life. Combined dissatisfaction among online participants was 13 percent, and for mail respondents was 14 percent. “In nearly 10 years of compiling the opinions of residents, satisfaction has remained high, although not consistent,” the report said. This year, 39 percent of online participants and 40 percent of those who participated in the survey by mail said that in the last two years, the city had improved. Forty-four percent and 43 percent believed the community had stayed the same. When asked to identify the most important issues facing Maricopa, the most common unprompted responses were

the lack of retail and industry (22 percent); traffic-related issues and roads (19 percent); bridges, railroad crossings and overpasses (11 percent) and the high cost of utilities (9 percent). According to the report, online respondents were most proud of the City of Maricopa for providing a safe community, working with the Gila and Ak-Chin Indian communities, providing adequate community services – such as parks, recreation and a library – maintaining a qualified city workforce and keeping residents informed about city business. The results for mail respondents were similar. Read results in detail by viewing the report at maricopa-az.gov

he City of Casa Grande is the proud recipient of two financial reporting awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This marks the 26th year that the city’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR outlines the city’s financial position and operating activities each year. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition for excellence in state and local government financial reporting. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government unit must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report, whose contents conform to program standards. Such CAFR must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements. The city manager’s office has also received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. This is the sixth year that the city has received this prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of

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