City officials in Newport Beach, like other places, often say their residents are happy.
Now they have some numbers to back up the claims.
The city released results of a "Citizen Satisfaction Survey" this week that showed residents generally satisfied (92%) with the quality of life there.
When drilling down, there are a few areas of relative discontent: traffic flow (67%); the quality of the city's cable channel (NBTV) programming (51%), and enforcing the cleanup of debris on private property (65%).
But officials saw some big improvements since the last survey in 2007. Satisfaction with the city's website increased from 52% in 2007 to 69% in 2010.
The library and emergency medical services were the most popular in 2010 (96% and 95% satisfaction, respectively).
"Even during these challenging economic times, we continue to set and increase the gold standard among cities," said Mayor Keith Curry in a press release.