ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Have you ever wanted to give government a piece of your mind?
Now it's as easy as hopping online. The City of St. Augustine is collecting your thoughts in the 2017 Citizen Survey.
To get an idea of what people are saying about St. Augustine, First Coast News went to one of the most popular parks in the city limits and spoke with visitors and residents.
Rhonda Hammell and her family may not live inside the city limits of St. Augustine, but they call old St. Augustine home.
She has a long list of things she likes about the place, such as the city's culture.
"The arts, restaurants, the carousel, and the parks," Hammell said.
Those are some of the things the City of St. Augustine wants to know online in the 2017 Citizen Survey from schools to safety to festivals to flooding.
In the random survey of moms and dads at this park, two issues were a running theme: parking and traffic.
A father said, "It's very congested. Sometimes we ask ourselves, 'Is it worth it to go down there?'"
The distance to jobs in Jacksonville was also mentioned.
Colbie Wacker lives off of County Road 210 and said, "When we looked for houses in '09, we looked around down here but it's further away from the city (Jacksonville), where we work."
The city's webpage says survey results will be used to gauge how local government is serving the community and to provide a baseline to measure performance in a number of areas. The information could also impact the city's decisions about its annual budget and strategic goals.
Tuesday, February 21, is the last day to take that survey on line and then the results will be available in March.