Crime, Drugs, Gang Violence and Local Economy Top Community Concerns
A recently commissioned independent survey shows Modesto residents are concerned about jobs and the local economy and public safety issues including crime, gangs and drugs. The survey, conducted May 6 through May 8 by the highly respected opinion research firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & associates was developed to provide the City with community feedback regarding quality of life issues, financial management, attitudes toward city services -- and potential revenue options.
The survey showed that respondents valued Modesto’s quality of life, but are also concerned about crime, drugs, gangs and youth violence. Three out of four respondents felt that additional funds are needed to provide essential services.