A few weeks back I wrote about the county sending a survey out to a host of organizations as part of a “branding” process.
The county is paying a consultant a paltry sum — $8,000 — to come up with a communications strategy plan. This survey plays a role, though I’m a little unclear what that role is.
As mentioned, the response was rather, um, minimal. Under 20. So, from a data standpoint, it’s somewhat useless. Can’t really get any measure of consistency from such a tiny sample.
I poked fun at the survey questions, and I won’t go over that again. But I will zero in on one question:
“Do Citrus County residents trust Citrus County government?”
Now. That is a good question.
Subjective, of course. But it certainly gets to the meat of what we’re doing here, right?
Citrus County commissioners seek your trust. They want to oversee a government structure that both anticipates and responds well to citizens’ needs.
I reviewed 14 survey responses. Here are the answers to “Do Citrus County residents trust Citrus County government?”
There you have it. As surveys go, this one is kind of a dud. But we encourage opinions here at Just Wright Citrus and that’s why it has my attention.
So, it’s Tuesday and here’s your question, Citrus County: Do you trust Citrus County government?
Not so easy to answer.
— Totally unrelated…I was in Ozello on Monday and grabbed today’s photo of high tide at the boat ramp. While there, drivers of two cars pulled in, rolled their windows down and asked me why the tide was so high.
How do you answer that question? I live on a lake. We don’t have tides.
I wish I came up with something pithy. “Well,” I could have said smugly, “the moon is in the Seventh House. That might have something to do with it.”
Instead, I shrugged and simply said, “Are you familiar with Ozello?”
Both nodded in understanding and drove off.
Gotta love this county.
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Mike Wright has written about Citrus County government and politics for 36 years.