Residents Weigh in

Residents Weigh in


A recent quality-of-life community survey showed residents in the City of Alameda highly value their quality of life. Some 77 percent of respondents indicated their neighborhood is headed in the right direction. By a nearly 3-to-1 margin, residents approve of the job city government is doing.

The survey, conducted this summer by opinion research firm FM3 Research, was commissioned to assess resident perspectives on their quality of life, including community priorities and needs. 

Residents cited the following priorities. 

  • Maintaining the City’s financial stability; police response to 911 and violent crime; and fire and emergency medical response. 
  • Addressing the cost of housing, traffic and congestion on local streets. 
  • Maintaining and repairing storm drains to keep pollution out of the Bay and prevent street flooding. 

Respondents strongly support regulations on the cultivation, processing, and sale of cannabis.
Significant percentages of respondents were also supportive of potential local funding measures such as a general purpose measure to maintain quality of life services; a bond to address infrastructure repair; or a gross receipts tax on cannabis businesses. 

“This community feedback is extremely helpful,” said City Manager Jill Keimach. “We all look forward to continuing to engage the public on the best way of maintaining our quality of life consistent with our city’s values.”

For the full survey results, visit