Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Spokanites have spoken.
On a website for his transition into Spokane's top job, Mayor David Condon asked citizens to give their input on five areas — public safety, economic development, budget reform, infrastructure, quality of life.
John and Jane Doe apparently answered and the city today released 40 pages of citizen suggestions for a better Spokane. Pictured above (and linked here) is our nifty word cloud of what words popped up most often in said comments.
What pops out to me is the obvious: "police" and "Police," "business" and "businesses" and "street work." "Budget" appears to be a smaller concern, along with "sidewalks," "safe" and "money." (I'll leave jokes about the previous sentence to others.)
Another one of the biggest words? "Need."
Apparently we have needs.