Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q15b. If your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan)

b. We keep external planners on long-term retainer

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Percentage of jurisdictions that keep external planners on long-term retainer: (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan) 10% 17% 24% 16% 18%
*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
Percentage of jurisdictions that keep external planners on long-term retainer: (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan) 7% 18% 36% 30% 27% 18%
*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
Percentage of jurisdictions that keep external planners on long-term retainer: (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan) 3% 11% 13% 8% 14% 46% 18%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.