The 2017 Salem residents’ Haunted Happenings and Halloween survey is now online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SalemHalloween2017. The survey seeks to gauge resident feedback on the events, public safety response, public information distribution, potential City policies, and more, all related to both Haunted Happenings and Halloween in Salem. 2017 marks the eighth year that the City has collected this feedback. It will online until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13.
“We worked hard to incorporate public input and feedback from our residents into our Halloween and October planning every year,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “New for this year we added event staff personnel at key street crossings and public gathering points, launched a satellite parking and shuttle service that helped remove thousands of visitor cars from our roads, and made modifications to improve our public safety responsiveness in a pro-active and strategic fashion. In all, Halloween 2017 went extremely well and that was in large part due to the input – and patience – of Salem residents. I hope all residents will take a couple of minutes to complete the survey so we can continue to improve how we manage October in the years ahead.”