"Residents feel Oro Valley is a safe community, with a low crime rate (nearly doubling from 16% in 2002 to 28% now). There has also been a major jump in the perception of “feeling of community” (from just 6% to 16% now), as well as a significant increase in the description of the town a “quiet, delightful, laid back, peaceful” place (up from 10% to 15%)'."What didn't the respondents like? They didn't like the distance they had to travel to Tucson or the airport and a "lack of services." Oro Valley's rapid growth was perceived to be "just about right" by two-thirds of the respondents.
According to the survey, the biggest challenges facing the town are congestion on Oracle Road and managing land development.
The survey covers a number of areas such as public safety, transportation, and parks and recreation facilities.
In addition to the survey, the town has a survey that you can take online. Click here to visit the site. Once you set up your account (we suggest using an email address and not using Facebook) you can click to take the survey and a variety of areas. These areas and the questions and responses to them seem to be identical to what would've been used in the telephone survey.
It is important that you weigh in. The town will be using this information as input to the update the General Plan. Such surveys are part of their outreach program. Visit the site. Get in the game.