Friday, February 13, 2009

Survey and the Farmer's Market

Survey: Jobs top priority for Davenport residents -QCTimes

“I think, clearly, the city is moving in the right direction,” he said, noting that Davenport residents’ overall satisfaction score for their city as a place to live — at 82 percent good or very good — is 13 points higher than the national average.

Anyone think that 82% of the blog commenters or QCTimes commenters would call Davenport a good or very good place to live? So basically what this tells us is that blog and QCTimes commenters do not accurately represent the citizens of Davenport. Of course, I knew that ever since 2005 when blog commenters were all atwitter about how Niky Bowles would be the next Mayor of Davenport. There's a vocal minority that does a lot of talking, and a silent majority that doesn't necessarily agree.



And, in completely unrelated news, this message was sent to me by some folks involved in the Farmer's Market:

SHARE THE LOVE FOOD DRIVE

THIS SATURDAY AT THE FREIGHT HOUSE
Valentine's Day is no longer just for lovers! Join the Freight House Farmers' Market in our efforts to "Share the Love" by helping the Central Community Circle Food Pantry THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14! Bring in grocery items, purchase from your favorite FHFM vendors and donate the purchase, or consider buying a Freight House Farmers' Market gift certificate and donating it. The gift certificates make an excellent alternative to fresh foods because the pantry can come in and shop for what they need when they need it! Nothing will go to waste! The certificates come in $10 increments and can be purchased at Full Circle Soap's booth.

Cathy Lafrenz, Miss Effie's Flower Farm and our very special Buy Fresh, Buy Local connection will be on hand to help collect the donations and get them to where they are needed most. Our generous vendors will be donating as well on this day to ensure their healthy fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, and the rest may warm someone's heart and provide sustenance during this long, harsh, winter season. Our newly formed "Friends of Market", a consumer-based volunteer committee, will be on hand as well to help your children design and create one of a kind Valentine's Day Cards. The cards can be taken home to share with friends or family, or even sent along with the food donations to brighten someone's day!

11 Comments:

At 2/13/2009 9:08 AM, Blogger Robbie C. said...

no qci, you are wrong! everyone in scott county agrees with cruiser and his anonymous minions!

 
At 2/13/2009 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE MINIONS AND REDNECKS FOREGATHER.


That is just more of your sour grapes Robbie. It must have slipped your mind that you are the only person whose comments are moderated on Cruiser's Blog. That was because you couldn't follow the rules, and even after several warnings, continued on using unexceptable language, so you suffered the consequences at you own hand.

Cruiser is an upright and outstanding kinda guy, so all you need to do is make a simple apology and forget your ad hominim attacks on him.

 
At 2/13/2009 11:23 AM, Blogger Robbie C. said...

more of my sour grapes? when have i ever had any sour grapes?

what bad language did i use? maybe if his site wasn't full of people that anonymously post insults towards people, it wouldn't be such a bad place. just because i happen to disagree with the uneducated, antiquated, racist thoughts on that blog, i get attacked on a regular basis.

and besides, the anonymous cowards that comment on his blog never have any problem starting ad hominem attacks on qci. what goes around comes around buddy!

 
At 2/13/2009 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Davenport. Thanks for posting this CQI.

 
At 2/13/2009 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a true and accurate study result, it would have been necessary for an auditing firm to oversee the results tally. You can`t go by figures given by a company that makes it`s income from giving results like this to a small percentage of the population.

 
At 2/13/2009 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who actually took the survey, I felt the survey was hard to follow. It covered city services I had never used. But you had to answer in a range from very good to bad. There should have been an N/A in the answers for services one didn't have any experience with. How can anybody rate something they have no experience with?

 
At 2/13/2009 9:25 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

The whole survey is about perceptions anyway. Its how citizens feel the city is doing at certain tasks. Despite not dealing with the public works department, you may still have a perception that they are good/bad/lazy, or whatever. So asking people to rank all departments isn't inherently wrong, but I do agree with you that they should have had some sort of neutral option.

 
At 2/14/2009 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the people who did not return the survey. How do they rank?

 
At 2/15/2009 8:48 AM, Blogger Pho3niX said...

Should we care?!? If they've resigned themselves to wallow in their apathy... I'm not sure I'd want to listen to what they have to say anyway...

 
At 2/15/2009 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that lots of vendors at the Farmers Market at the Freight House are not making money. I wonder how accurate that is.

 
At 2/16/2009 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the survey and thought it really was taking a look at most of the important departments. I for one am an active person in my neighborhood and report a lot of things and was able to have contact with most of the departments. So I had information to actually base my opinions on. Overall I thought it was a good survey.

 

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