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Kaohsiung chief doing good job, survey suggests

Kaohsiung chief doing good job, survey suggests

Slightly over half of Kaohsiung City residents are satisfied with Mayor Chen Chu's (陳菊) performance over the past year, according to the results of a poll released yesterday.
In the survey conducted by a pollster company between December 16-19 at the commission of the municipal government's Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, 51.3 percent of the respondents expressed satisfaction with Mayor Chen's performance, up from 34.9 percent in a similar poll conducted in March of this year.
Chen was sworn in as mayor of the southern port city December 25 last year.
According to a commission official, 76.5 percent of the respondents surveyed are proud of being a Kaohsiung citizen, while 69.8 percent believe the port city has a bright future.
In addition, 64.7 percent of the respondents said they are pleased with the performance of the city government, up slightly from 61.7 percent in the March survey, the official said.
Renovation efforts
The Kaohsiung citizens polled said they are most satisfied with the city government's efforts to renovate the city's landscape and to promote tourism, while expressing the most dissatisfaction with the city's law and order, economy, and road conditions, the official continued.
Mayor Chen's performance approval rating has been on a steady rise since March of this year, surpassing the 50-percent for the first time in December, the official said, adding that this indicates that her intensive efforts have won the recognition of the city's residents.
Chen, for her part, said that she pays great attention to the residents' level of satisfaction with the various aspects of the city and her administration, describing any dissatisfaction among residents as a force driving her administration to make progress.
Chen added that she will continue to work to improve the city's law and order, environmental protection, economic development, traffic, cultural development, and overall living conditions during the remainder of her term.


Updated : 2021-04-14 23:28 GMT+08:00