Twelve hundred randomly selected Casper citizens will receive in the mail a survey from the city next month.

"99.9 percent of Casper citizens don't come to regular city council meetings. So we never get to hear their voice. So this way, by sending out the survey, we get a lot of feedback from a lot of different people who we normally would never hear from."

Pete Meyers is administrative analyst for the city and the survey is his project and he says, while the survey will be accessible online as well, getting a response from those who receive it in the mail represents a random population and is best for statistical purposes.

So for those who are selected  he says, "We really, really, really, want those people to fill out their survey. It's extremely important as far as getting a clear accurate picture of what's going on in Casper."

It'll take about 10 minutes and you get to answer questions on quality of life and quality of city services.

Meyers says survey results are used to set city council goals and priorities and it's the best way for them to get a sense of how people feel about the job they're doing.

The city contracts with the National Research Center which allows them to compare results to other cities across the country. He says 1200 households  can look for the survey to arrive in their mail box by mid November.