Ridgecrest Community Conversation

December 2023 - Ridgecrest Community Conversation

As 2023 comes to a close, we want to extend a very big thank you to everyone who has made our community events and community conversations thrive this year – THANK YOU!

Our community is only growing stronger and more resilient as neighbors, staff and local businesses build our communication and partnerships on important community issues.

As the future of the economy still contains uncertainty, the City needs to continue to strive for self-reliance and look into local programs that retain, attract, and help expand businesses in town which are important to creating jobs and a vibrant local economy. 

Here’s what you’ve told us this year:

Current Survey Results

Above are the main priorities residents have identified as they are currently ranked by survey results. 
If you haven’t participated in this year’s Ridgecrest Community Conversation, we will be continuing the conversation in 2024!

Join the Ridgecrest Community Conversation now!

July 2023 Update

Thank you Ridgecrest residents!  Your continued feedback has been instrumental in guiding the City to address the needs of our City. 

Thanks to you, we’re proud to say over 60% of respondents to our Spring 2023 Community Survey reported they were satisfied with City services.

The City has been working hard to maintain Ridgecrest streets and roads and we thank you for your patience as you pass through our road repair areas.  You’ve told us to prioritize fixing potholes and neighborhood streets and we agree! Continuing to maintain our streets, roads, and potholes now so they don’t deteriorate in the future is fiscally responsible.

As you know, well-maintained city streets, roads, and parks help maintain the Ridgecrest quality of life residents enjoy and protect property values. At the same time, we must maintain the current level of police service, including neighborhood patrols and crime prevention programs.

In this uncertain economy, the City is committed to programs that retain, attract, and help expand businesses in town – doing so creates jobs and a vibrant local economy. 

Residents also identified the following priorities this year:

  • Maintaining 911 emergency response times 
  • Continuing to fix potholes on neighborhood streets 
  • Keeping public areas healthy, safe, and clean 
  • Attracting and retaining local businesses and jobs 

How can you get involved?

  Now we would like to expand this conversation City-wide to hear from ALL of our residents through this page, and a quick (2 minute) follow-up survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey here:

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April 2023 Update - Community Survey

The City of Ridgecrest has commissioned GRA and McGuire Research, independent research firms, to conduct research on important issues in the City of Ridgecrest. Respondents may be contacted by email, text, or telephone. 

Your individual responses are entirely confidential and anonymous; and will be used for research purposes only. Your individual data will not be sold or provided to anyone. You will not be approached for any other reason - we are only interested in your opinions. 

We would appreciate your response. 

For further information, the purpose of this survey or the City of Ridgecrest, please contact: community_survey@ridgecrest-ca.gov

Resident Survey Results

April 2021 - Community Survey

Through the Ridgecrest Community Conversation, we’ve engaged several local community groups and received hundreds of responses – thank you!   We’ve asked you about your local needs and priorities and we are listening. 

Here are some of top local City service priorities the community has identified:

  • Maintaining 911 emergency response times
  • Maintaining emergency medical response
  • Continuing City street and pothole repair 
  • Maintaining Ridgecrest Fire Services and keeping both fire stations open full time 
  • Maintaining programs to improve the local economy and job creation

If you haven’t yet participated, please join The Ridgecrest Community Conversation and provide your feedback and priorities on local needs and City services. Take the survey here: Join the Conversation

What is the Ridgecrest Community Conversation?

As we begin to reopen our economy and continue the path toward recovery, the City would like to hear from you on your needs and priorities.

In April of 2021, a public opinion survey was given to residents of Ridgecrest. The information below reflects the responses of the 502 participants who submitted the survey. If you participated, thank you!

62point5 percent satisfaction

What were the key takeaways from the first resident survey? 

   Based on the results of the survey:


  Repairing our local streets and roads is one of our top priorities, and our residents have indicated the same.

"The community has said they would like us to accelerate street repairs. As doing so will keep infrastructure from becoming more costly in the future, we're happy to comply."

- Ron Strand, City Manager  

The results of the April 2021 Community Satisfaction & Priorities Survey are reported in the slides below: