Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2017 Data Tables

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Q10. When considering the rezoning of properties, some local governments strictly adhere to their Master Plan, others use it just for general guiding principles, and yet other jurisdictions rarely consult it at all. Thinking about the way your jurisdiction usually uses its Master Plan in rezoning decisions, which of the following best describes your approach? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
When considering the rezoning of properties, some local governments strictly adhere to their Master Plan, others use it just for general guiding principles, and yet other jurisdictions rarely consult it at all. Thinking about the way your jurisdiction usually uses its Master Plan in rezoning decisions, which of the following best describes your approach? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strictly adhere to Master Plan when rezoning 37% 40% 35% 31% 38%
Follow spirit but not letter of Master Plan when rezoning 39% 49% 54% 50% 50%
Rarely consider the Master Plan when rezoning 4% 2% 7% 7% 4%
Don't Know 21% 8% 4% 12% 8%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Category Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
When considering the rezoning of properties, some local governments strictly adhere to their Master Plan, others use it just for general guiding principles, and yet other jurisdictions rarely consult it at all. Thinking about the way your jurisdiction usually uses its Master Plan in rezoning decisions, which of the following best describes your approach? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strictly adhere to Master Plan when rezoning 32% 39% 47% 37% 43% 38%
Follow spirit but not letter of Master Plan when rezoning 48% 51% 48% 57% 51% 50%
Rarely consider the Master Plan when rezoning 6% 4% 1% 3% 0% 4%
Don't Know 14% 6% 4% 2% 6% 8%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
When considering the rezoning of properties, some local governments strictly adhere to their Master Plan, others use it just for general guiding principles, and yet other jurisdictions rarely consult it at all. Thinking about the way your jurisdiction usually uses its Master Plan in rezoning decisions, which of the following best describes your approach? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strictly adhere to Master Plan when rezoning 22% 29% 38% 42% 42% 43% 38%
Follow spirit but not letter of Master Plan when rezoning 58% 55% 49% 45% 49% 50% 50%
Rarely consider the Master Plan when rezoning 8% 5% 4% 6% 2% 2% 4%
Don't Know 12% 11% 9% 7% 7% 4% 8%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.