Reviewed the 2001 Community Attitude Survey and suggested changes...
The county reformatted the 2001 survey, updating it for mark sense technology (bubbles instead of boxes). It was suggested to review questions, if the answer won't help the MasterPlan then consider removing the question. It was also suggested that current responses could be compared to the 2001 if the question format remains similar.
The Survey will relate to the SWOT (blog and minutes) and Goals (draft minutes, final minutes).
Question 1 removed.
There was some discussion about the city services question for items that aren't completely city services (Schools, Library, Cultural). It was decided to move Cultural issues out of this question.
Remove mention of cleaning and maintaining sidewalks from question 2 as Jim Stanek has proposed that this really isn't a city responsibility. Many people there were not aware of this policy shift introduced at the Public Works committee. However it was left into question 3 because people "may want it". No explanation of how this issue is being discussed will be included, so its likely they won't understand it either.
Question 10 will be moved to after Question 4.
Cultural questions may occur after this question.
It was raised that the schools are the number 1 city asset, how should they be included here? Some thought the schools should NOT be included, they have their own strategic process. It was suggested that a question on city/school collaboration or how well they work together would be useful. It was suggested that the admin talk to the schools about the survey.
Question 5 (shopping) remove the both in/out column and add an internet shopping column. Discussion on whether to delete or keep question 6.
Question 9, top 5 only.
Delete questions 11, 12, 15. Keep 13 & 14 (RTA)
Combine question 18 & 19.
Orange had questions about online access. Suggested to ask Internet value of services & access to community services.
Add a question about people's leisure activities.
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Next Meeting - Thur Nov 17
Agenda: Meeting with County on Community Attitudes Survey
The Mayor and Council will be asked for input
The next draft will be prepared and discussed on the 17th and finalized
Minutes are here.