Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 21, 2011

How do Palo Altans feel about their city?

For statistically significant differences, that depends on which ZIP code they live in

Survey question

(ratings of "good" or "excellent")

ZIP Code

94301 & 94304 94303 94306

Palo Alto as a place to retire

72%

71%

57%

Employment opportunities

60%

52%

47%

Ease of walking in Palo Alto

93%

88%

78%

Quality of street repair

39%

57%

39%

Quality of bus or transit services

58%

36%

43%

Quality of storm drainage

67%

80%

76%

Impression of City of Palo Alto employees' knowledge

84%

68%

84%

Value of services for taxes paid to Palo Alto

70%

59%

57%

Quality of contact with Palo Alto Police Department

82%

63%

83%

Permit application process overall customer service

59%

79%

39%

Population growth seen as "too fast"

33%

62%

54%

94301 = downtown Palo Alto and the surrounding area

94304 = a small section of Sand Hill Road and the area around Foothill Expressway

94303 = east of Middlefield Road, extending into the Baylands

94306 = west of Middlefield and around El Camino Real

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