Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q13a. Regardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say public hearings for zoning actions (rezoning requests, site plan review, special use permits, etc.) occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding those counties which have no county-zoned townships)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Regardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say public hearings for zoning actions (rezoning requests, site plan review, special use permits, etc.) occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding those counties which have no county-zoned townships) Once a month or more 31% 13% 25% 4% 14%
A few times a year 36% 44% 51% 41% 45%
About once a year 4% 21% 14% 22% 20%
Rarely or never 21% 21% 9% 33% 20%
Don't Know 8% 1% 1% 0% 1%
*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
Regardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say public hearings for zoning actions (rezoning requests, site plan review, special use permits, etc.) occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding those counties which have no county-zoned townships) Once a month or more 5% 11% 20% 38% 50% 14%
A few times a year 31% 51% 60% 50% 39% 45%
About once a year 25% 24% 11% 6% 2% 20%
Rarely or never 38% 13% 9% 5% 8% 20%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
*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
Regardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say public hearings for zoning actions (rezoning requests, site plan review, special use permits, etc.) occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding those counties which have no county-zoned townships) Once a month or more 7% 12% 18% 12% 12% 20% 14%
A few times a year 38% 41% 49% 38% 47% 52% 45%
About once a year 16% 23% 16% 24% 25% 14% 20%
Rarely or never 38% 24% 15% 25% 15% 13% 20%
Don't Know 2% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.