Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q16. Thinking overall about your jurisdiction’s planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking overall about your jurisdiction’s planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan) Far too much capacity 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat too much 2% 1% 0% 2% 1%
About the right amount 41% 69% 48% 48% 61%
Somewhat too little 27% 17% 30% 27% 21%
Far too little capacity 15% 6% 21% 18% 10%
Don't know 13% 8% 1% 6% 6%
*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
Thinking overall about your jurisdiction’s planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan) Far too much capacity 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat too much 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
About the right amount 62% 64% 58% 59% 47% 61%
Somewhat too little 15% 20% 24% 29% 37% 21%
Far too little capacity 11% 9% 13% 9% 11% 10%
Don't know 10% 5% 4% 2% 3% 6%
*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
Thinking overall about your jurisdiction’s planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan) Far too much capacity 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat too much 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1%
About the right amount 54% 60% 67% 58% 64% 61% 61%
Somewhat too little 19% 20% 19% 18% 18% 29% 21%
Far too little capacity 16% 10% 7% 14% 11% 8% 10%
Don't know 11% 7% 6% 9% 6% 1% 6%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.