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Life is good in Newport Beach, residents say [Updated]

October 4, 2010 |  8:35 am


City officials in Newport Beach, like other places, often say their residents are happy.

Now they have some numbers to back up the claims.

The city has released the results of a Citizen Satisfaction Survey that shows 92% of residents are generally satisfied with the quality of life in Newport Beach.

But there are a few areas of discontent: traffic flow (67% satisfied); the quality of programing on the city's cable channel, NBTV (51% satisfied) and enforcing the cleanup of debris on private property (65% satisfied).

But officials saw some big improvements since its last survey in 2007. Satisfaction with the city's website increased from 52% in 2007 to 69% in 2010. And 96% of residents were happy with the library, with 95% saying they were satisfied with emergency medical services.

"Even during these challenging economic times, we continue to set and increase the gold standard among cities," Mayor Keith Curry said in a news release.

[Corrected at 1:42 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that 67% were dissatisfied with traffic flow, 51% were dissatisfied with the city's cable channel and 65% were dissatisfied with cleanup of debris on private property. Those figures actually represent the percentage of satisfied residents.]

-- Mike Reicher, the Daily Pilot

Photo: Newport Beach City Hall. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times