Palm Coast - City of Palm Coast residents are invited to give input to help shape the future of Palm Coast by taking the 2017 Citizen Survey from Saturday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, March 5.

The survey can be taken online at www.palmcoastgov.com/survey, or it can be found on the homepage of the City website. Residents can also take the survey in person at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., or at the Palm Coast Utility Office, 2 Utility Drive, during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

"You can complete the survey in the time it takes for a cup of coffee - about 10 to 15 minutes," said City Administration Coordinator Denise Bevan. "The survey is anonymous, and you can answer just the questions you choose to answer."

The City is conducting the survey as part of its annual Strategic Action Planning process. The survey covers a variety of topics related to quality of life; cellular phone service; traffic; City amenities such as parks, trails, the golf course, pool and tennis center; employment opportunities; stormwater/drainage system; recreational programs and events; shopping; crime prevention and public safety; streetlights; and economic development. It also allows residents to provide comments on any subject they'd like to share with the City.

The City uses the survey results to improve city services.  The feedback received from residents is presented to the Palm Coast City Council and is used for strategic planning and to help City leaders set priorities for the next fiscal year.

"The City Council and staff evaluate the survey results and use them to guide future City priorities and budget decisions," Bevan said. "This is a great opportunity to voice your opinion on matters related to the future of Palm Coast."

For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast Communications & Marketing Manager, at 386-986-3708.