Residents on the Texas side of Texarkana will soon get to voice their opinions on their city. City leaders hope to use the information gained in the survey to better the lives of all of Texarkana's citizens.

In a press release from the City of Texarkana, it outlines what exactly the city needs from its residents, and what residents can expect on the survey.

The City of Texarkana, Texas will conduct a citizen survey of 1,500 randomized households beginning this week. This survey will give residents an opportunity to make their voice heard and provide feedback for public officials concerning Texarkana, Texas, as well as opportunities for potential growth.

Households have been chosen to participate at random based on addresses within the Texarkana, Texas city limits to receive the survey. Postcards informing residents of the survey have been mailed on April 13th, 2016 and the initial survey will be mailed on April 20th, with a second wave being mailed on April 27th.

“It is vitally important anyone who receives the survey complete it and return it in a timely manner,” said Lisa Thompson, Public Information Officer for the City of Texarkana, Texas.

The City will use the information gained from this survey to evaluate the city’s evolving needs to continually improve citizen satisfaction in the community.

No personal information will be published or shared in any way, so individual responses cannot be singled out and privacy will be maintained. Residents are asked to complete the survey as soon as possible.

The release also included several frequently asked questions to help put residents at ease.

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