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City-Wide Survey Open to Residents Today

Christenson seeks citizen input for his new administration.

The following was submitted by Mayor-Elect Gary Christenson.

Mayor-Elect Gary Christenson announced the members of the eleven-member Transition Team that will assess four aspects of the city before he takes office on January 2nd.

Greg Lucey, previously announced as the Transition Chair, will head up a team composed of Liz Hart, Patrick Hayes, Mai Du, Craig Spadafora, Maria Luise, Mostafa Elbadaoui, Judi Bucci, Stephen Winslow, Teddy Louis-Jacques, Kathleen Manning Hall, and Kevin Duffy.

“I am very happy with the caliber of the team as we have drawn professionals from the ranks of the residents, the business community, and elected officials and I know that they are up to the task that I have charged them with,” said Mayor-Elect Christenson.

The four areas to be assessed are (1) resident communication with city government, (2) experiences on doing business in Malden, (3) the Mayor’s Housing Task Force, and (4) overall operations of city government.

Residents are invited to participate through an online survey regarding communication with city government by going to www.cityofmalden.info.

Area businesses are invited to share their views on doing business in Malden by visiting an online survey at www.cityofmalden.biz.

“We are hoping to get a tremendous response from residents and business owners so we can identify clear plans of action for addressing these topics on day one,” stated Christenson.

“As I said repeatedly on the campaign trail, communication is the key and we’d like residents to tell us how they want to communicate.”

Ken Howard November 23, 2011 at 06:22 PM
The http://www.cityofmalden.info/ link does not go to a survey.
Chris Caesar November 23, 2011 at 06:38 PM
Thanks Ken - the campaign spaced on providing the date when the surveys start, which I have now included. You should be able to take the surveys next Monday starting at 9 a.m.
Paul Weston November 28, 2011 at 02:51 PM
I was about to do the survey, and was curious that the website address was www.cityofmalden.info. The official website for the city is www.cityofmalden.org. The survey is on a website is privately owned, and the data collected by the survey is not subject to Massachusetts Public Records Laws. A survey like this should be done through official government channels, so the public has an opportunity to view the raw data results.
Dennis N November 28, 2011 at 05:15 PM
Will Kevin Duffy be opening another drug treatment center to replace the one closed down because his boss got caught defrauding medicare?
Randy West November 29, 2011 at 12:05 AM
Let's hope not Dennis
Paul Weston November 29, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Not much to the survey. There was no opportunity to enter free form text. And you do not have to enter any contact information to take it.
Joe Gray November 30, 2011 at 05:15 PM
Without that requirement to cough up personal information, I had no problems taking the survey. Hope everyone else let's our elected officials know how they feel about the issues. Too bad it was limited to what they wanted to ask about and gave no option to input about other citywide issues.
david mokal December 01, 2011 at 10:33 AM
I took the survey but wish there was more questions and opinions. But still is a big plus to have any kind of survey out there.
david mokal December 01, 2011 at 10:36 AM
Correct I noticed that myself but it does go to the new Mayor I hope.

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