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The city is asking community members their views on business, safety, raising kids and more.

PMG SCREENSHOT: CITY OF WEST LINN SURVEY - The city is asking residents about their views about the quality of life in West Linn. To learn how residents feel about living in West Linn, the city launched a quality of life survey Sept. 13.

The survey asks participants to rate West Linn as a place to live, raise kids, work, retire and visit. It also asks how safe people feel in town and whether the city does a good job of making all people feel welcome.

According to West Linn community relations coordinator Danielle Choi, the city aims to use community surveys more regularly. The survey is meant to spur deeper engagement with the community.

"We hope to use feedback from surveys like this to help orient our next council, establish goals, work on the budget and track our performance over time," Choi said via email.

Also covered in the survey is the quality of West Linn's business community, infrastructure, transportation system and the natural environment, as well as cost of living and the overall reputation of West Linn.

The survey also asks more specific questions like how likely respondents are to recommend living in West Linn to someone else and how likely they are to remain living here for the next five years.

According to Choi, Polco, the company that organized the survey, offers the same one to cities across the country.

"We hope to compare our data to other cities' to help us understand what we're doing well and what we can do better," Choi said.

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