Not a bad result, though one has to wonder how many people disliked living in Kansas City enough to leave before they could take the survey.
The things that Kansas Citians told ETC that they liked best about the city include the quality of police and ambulance services (on which KC spends $357.9 million, the most of any category in the budget) and its airport facilities. (Kansas City officials, of course, are thinking of blowing up Kansas City International for a new, single-terminal airport.)
But locals took a dim view of the city's handling of basic services, such as street maintenance, sidewalks and infrastructure. In that category, only 25 percent of residents said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the city's work.
That was lower than the findings for public transportation, which only 36.5 percent of respondents rated favorably, down almost 8 percent since the same survey was taken two years ago.
Maybe those scores will reverse course when the streetcar line gets built?