The City of Edmonton’s long-term planning and work is guided by Council’s Strategic Plan. Implementation plans and performance measures have been set to guide the City’s progress to achieving its goals. Several of these performance measures are assessed by public opinion.

Citizen Perception Surveys are conducted frequently to gather data and report on the performance measures. They also gather other data related to citizen perceptions. The results are reported along with other non opinion-based performance measures, to track the City’s progress toward achieving its strategic goals.