One of my greatest annoyances is reaching into my mailbox after a long day and — instead of the winning entry in a sweepstakes — finding a long, tedious survey sent from some political party, corporation or other group. Many of these surveys have no obvious or tangible benefit and, if you’re like me, you promptly file them in the nearest wastebasket.
Our 2012 Citizen Survey, which was mailed two weeks ago to about 8,000 randomly selected College Station addresses, is not one of those surveys. Why is this particular survey worth your time and effort? The answer is simple: you’re helping us determine the best and most efficient use of your hard-earned tax dollars.