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Public Safety Survey Released

A public safety survey for Metro Louisville is now available online. It’s part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Merger 2.0 Task Force, which was formed to look at the progress of the 2003 merger between county and city governments.This is the second survey by the task force measuring public opinion of the public safety sector, said Councilman James Peden, chair of the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee. It will help measure change in public opinion and will ask participants where improvements could be made.Participants will be asked some identifiable information like age and where they live. They’ll also respond to questions regarding public safety and any experiences they may have with Metro Police.“We will take what the public says and try to apply it to an overall recommendation package that makes a good next step,” Peden said.Within the next two weeks phone surveys will be conducted for Merger 2.0. These surveys will seek public opinion on various merger issues, such as the difference between urban and suburban services and taxes.Merger 2.0 Task Force recommendations will be reported by Oct. 1. and may inspire new state and city legislation for 2012. The survey is available until Aug. 2.Click here to be directed to the public safety survey.