Despite the resident's belief that the "poll" was so ridiculous that it couldn't possibly have come from the city, Deputy Mayor Lisa Shaffer seems to acknowledge the city's responsibility for the push poll in her newsletter:
Some of you may have also received a phone call with a rather long phone survey about the housing plan. I didn't get the call, but have talked to several folks who did. What I understand is that it's very long and complicated, and people ended up frustrated and annoyed. That's unfortunate. This kind of polling is commonly used when considering a major ballot initiative, to help us assess what the level of understanding is, what people's concerns are, so we can prepare a ballot measure that the voters will support.How much are the taxpayers paying consultants for this gem?