April 2, 2002
Sacramento Region's quality of life
continues to improve, study says
A new report on the quality of life
in the Sacramento Region shows the region's economy remains
strong and well-positioned to expand in coming years. In addition,
several measures of social vitality - including health insurance
coverage rates, violent crime rates and civic participation
levels - show the region continues to be a desirable place
to live and work.
The report, "Quality of Life Index 2002," was prepared
by Valley Vision, California State University, Sacramento,
and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). It
evaluates quality of life by analyzing nearly 40 indicators
of the economic, social and environmental vitality of the
region, with comparisons to past years as well as state and
The picture painted by the report is not entirely rosy. For
example, in education the report shows reading and math scores
are above the state and national averages, but drop-out rates
and eligibility for CSU admission in the region remain below
the state average. In addition, traffic congestion has emerged
as a significant issue as the region's economy and population
continue to grow.
For more information about "Quality of Life Index 2002"
contact the CSUS California Institute for County Government
at (916) 324-0796. For specific questions about environmental
vitality indicators, contact SACOG at (916) 457-2264. Copies
of "Quality of Life Index 2002" are available by
contacting Valley Vision at (916) 925-1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information and copies of the report are available
online at www.cicg.org,
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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