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What Does Quality of Life Mean to You?

Mountain View residents have a chance to make sure their community is represented in the Santa Clara County's Quality of Life survey.

What does "quality of life" mean to you, Mountain View? Is it the services you have available? Maybe the open space that your children spend time in? What about jobs, housing and childcare?

Santa Clara County's General Plan Health Element Project, the 2012 Community Assessment Project and San José State University are offering Mountain View residents, as well as residents throughout the county, a chance at being represented in their 2012 Quality of Life survey.

The purpose behind this survey is to better help the county, local governments and community organizations understand what "community-building" priorities are that will in turn lead to better policies and programs.

“This effort will not only provide a picture of where our community is, but it will also result in better alignment of resources by government, community-based service providers, healthcare providers, and other organizations,” said Patrick Soricone, Community Assessment project manager and vice president for Community Impact at United Way Silicon Valley in a release. “This will enable us to have more focused progress in making this a community where everyone has opportunities for a good life.”

In the end, the idea is: improve health, wellness, safety, equity and overall quality of life in the county.

The Quality of Life survey is one of four parts that make up the 2012 Community Assessment. U.S. Census data at the local level from 2010, secondary sources including reports from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Hispanic Foundation, Kids in Common and Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and more than 100 "kitchen table” community conversations.

The survey is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese and can be completed online here.

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randy albin June 04, 2012 at 03:36 PM
i grew up around the silicon valley. as far as the quality of life, how about a more affordable cost of living-to start the consideration process. the bay area has changed over the years, but quality of living? does more clogged traffic factor into this?

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