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Spring 2018Q5iNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other service-sharing plans with other governments.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Spring 2018Q9aThinking first about your jurisdiction's current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in performing the following functions? Establishing long-term goals

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q9bThinking first about your jurisdiction's current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in performing the following functions? Overseeing administrative performance

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q9cThinking first about your jurisdiction's current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in performing the following functions? Overseeing the jurisdiction's finances

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q9dThinking first about your jurisdiction's current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in performing the following functions? Addressing citizens' expectations

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q9eThinking first about your jurisdiction's current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in performing the following functions? Board/Council performance overall

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q11aIn your best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding? votes on development issues?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q11bIn your best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding? votes on budgeting and fiscal policy?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q11cIn your best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding? routine decisions facing the jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q12aTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? Behavior of individual elected officials (tone of communication, professionalism, ethics, etc.)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction | Local government ethics
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Spring 2018Q12bTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? Willingness of individual elected officials to support final decisions of the Board/Council

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q12cTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? Turnover among members

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q12dTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? Blocs or factions on the Board/Council

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q12eTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? Clarity of roles and responsibilities

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q12fTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? State and national partisan politics

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q12gTo what extent, if at all, would you say overall the following factors help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? Other

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Job evaluation of own jurisdiction
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Spring 2018Q13aThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Among elected officials themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q13bThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Between elected officials and residents

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q13cThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Among residents themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2018Q14aWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Among elected officials themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q14bWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Between elected officials and residents

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q14cWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Among residents themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2018Q15aAs far as you know, does your jurisdiction currently have a formal set of rules (e.g., a code of conduct, charter provision, ordinance, or policy) concerning? appropriate Board/Council behavior?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance
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Spring 2018Q15bAs far as you know, does your jurisdiction currently have a formal set of rules (e.g., a code of conduct, charter provision, ordinance, or policy) concerning? Board/Council interactions with administration and/or employees in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Workforce
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2018Q16aNow, overall, how would you rate the relationships among? elected officials in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance
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Spring 2018Q16bNow, overall, how would you rate the relationships among? elected officials and the chief administrative officer in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance
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Spring 2018Q16cNow, overall, how would you rate the relationships among? elected officials and other employees in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Workforce
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Workforce conditions | Employee issues
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Spring 2018Q39How would you rate the way Rick Snyder is performing his job as Michigan's governor?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of governor
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Spring 2018Q40How would you rate the way the Michigan Legislature is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of legislature
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Spring 2018Q41How would you rate the way Donald Trump is performing his job as President?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal Government Job Performance
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Spring 2018Q42How would you rate the way the U.S. Congress in Washington is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal Government Job Performance
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Spring 2017Q5nNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Spring 2017Q13aThe State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most - or all - of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State's contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about this initiative? New equipment will be worth new costs to my jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: Service provision | IntraGovernmental Relations | State mandates and preemption | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q13bThe State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most - or all - of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State's contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about this initiative? New equipment will significantly improve election administration in my jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: Service provision | IntraGovernmental Relations | State mandates and preemption | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q13cThe State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most - or all - of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State's contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about this initiative? The State's cost-sharing approach is appropriate.

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: Service provision | IntraGovernmental Relations | State mandates and preemption | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q14Overall, to what extent do you support or oppose the State's initiative to have cities and townships update their voting equipment?

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: Service provision | IntraGovernmental Relations | State mandates and preemption | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q29In general, how would you describe the public's perception of government workers in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Workforce | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Local government job performance | Trust in local government
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Spring 2017Q30Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal Government Job Performance
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Spring 2017Q31Do you feel things in the state of Michigan are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | State direction/track
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Spring 2017Q32How would you rate the way Rick Snyder is performing his job as Michigan's governor?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of governor
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Spring 2017Q33How would you rate the way the Michigan Legislature is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of legislature
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Spring 2017Q34aNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34bNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Treasury

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34cNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34dNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34eNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34fNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Health and Human Services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34gNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34hNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Secretary of State

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34iNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34jNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Attorney General

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q34kNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? State Police

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Spring 2017Q35How would you rate the way Donald Trump is performing his job as President?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal Government Job Performance
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Spring 2017Q36How would you rate the way the U.S. Congress in Washington is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal Government Job Performance
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Fall 2016Q2aThinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Michigan state government officials value input from local government officials.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q2bThinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The State is taking too much decision-making authority away from local governments.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government | State mandates and preemption | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q2cThinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The State holds local governments to a higher standard than it holds itself to.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q2dThinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The State's decision-making is transparent to local officials.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q2eThinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The State unfairly treats some jurisdictions (or types of jurisdictions) better than others.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | Trust in state government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3aTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Communication between state and local officials

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | Trust in state government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3bTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Term limits for state officials

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State policies | State government reform | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3cTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Behavior of state officials (professionalism, ethics, etc.)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | State government ethics | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3dTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Behavior of local officials (professionalism, ethics, etc.)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Local government ethics | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3eTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? The State's system of funding local government

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Fiscal health | Revenue | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3fTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Other

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government
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Fall 2016Q4How much of the time do you think Michigan's state officials trust local governments to do what is right?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government
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Fall 2016Q5aHow much of the time do you think you can trust each of the following levels of government to do what is right? The federal government in Washington

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | Federal government job performance | Trust in federal government
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Fall 2016Q5bHow much of the time do you think you can trust each of the following levels of government to do what is right? The state government in Lansing

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State government job performance | Trust in state government
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Fall 2016Q5cHow much of the time do you think you can trust each of the following levels of government to do what is right? Other local governments

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | Local government job performance | Trust in local government
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Fall 2016Q6aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Local officials should try to influence state policy issues affecting local governments.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q6bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? State officials should frequently reach out to local officials to get feedback on pending policy changes.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q7aThinking about communication between state and local officials specifically regarding State actions affecting your jurisdiction, in a typical 12-month period, how often do you or a representative of your jurisdiction contact state officials?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q7bThinking about communication between state and local officials specifically regarding State actions affecting your jurisdiction, in a typical 12-month period, how often does a state official contact your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q8eSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Business issues (e.g., minimum wage, plastic bags, puppy mills, Uber, Airbnb)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8fSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Anti-discrimination policies (e.g., LGBTQ, equal opportunity)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8gSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Social issues (e.g., public welfare, homelessness, gun policies)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8hSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? How local governments conduct business (e.g., open meetings, public notices)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q9aNow, how would you describe the overall relationship between the State government and your jurisdiction in particular?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q9bNow, how would you describe the overall relationship between the State government and other local jurisdictions overall?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: InterGovernmental Relations | State oversight | Relations with state government
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Spring 2016Q5nNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Spring 2016Q36Do you feel things in the state of Michigan are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | State direction/track
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Spring 2016Q38How would you rate the way Rick Snyder is performing his job as Michigan's governor?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of governor
see tables
Spring 2016Q39How would you rate the way the Michigan Legislature is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of legislature
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Spring 2015Q5nNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2014q23Recently, Michigan enacted laws that allow for a county to transfer the powers, duties, and functions of road commissioners to the County Board. Regardless of whether or not your county's road commission is still in place, would you say that road responsibilities in your county should be managed by an elected county road commission, an appointed county road commission, or the county government itself?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24aWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county road commission/road department generally makes fair decisions.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24bWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Road work done or managed by the county road commission/road department is generally of high quality.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24cWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The decision-making process of our county road commission/road department is generally transparent.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24dWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county's matching requirements for our local road funding are generally fair.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24eWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? My local government has a good relationship with our county road commission/road department.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24fWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county road commission/road department generally responds to my government's communications in a timely manner.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q24gWe're interested in getting a sense of local officials' views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Overall, I'm satisfied with the performance of our county road commission/road department.

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall 2014q45aPlease identify which of the following were sources from which you felt pressure to do something during the past five years that, in your role as a local official, you felt might be unethical: Other officials from your own jurisdiction

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Local government job performance | IntraGovernmental Relations | Local government ethics
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Fall* 2014Q11bWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county road commission/road department generally makes fair decisions. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
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Fall* 2014Q11cWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Road work done or managed by our county road commission/road department is generally of high quality. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11dWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The decision-making process of our county road commission/road department is generally transparent. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11eWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county's matching requirements for local road funding are generally fair. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11fWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county road commission/road department has good relationships, overall, with local governments in our county. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11gWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Our county road commission/road department generally responds to communications from local governments in a timely manner. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11hWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Local governments in our county generally respond to our county road commission's/road department's communications in a timely manner. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11iWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Overall, I'm satisfied with the performance of our county road commission/road department. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q11jWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Overall, local officials would say they are satisfied with the performance of our county road commission/road department. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation | Intergovernmental relations
see tables
Fall* 2014Q15fWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Your county road commission's/road department's relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues | Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Roads | Community development | Complete streets
see tables
Spring 2013Q5mNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2012Q18aOverall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction: Between public officials themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: IntraGovernmental Relations | Civic discourse
see tables
Spring 2012Q5mNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2012Q49Finally, do you feel things in the state of Michigan are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | State direction/track
see tables
Spring 2012Q51How would you rate the way Rick Snyder is performing his job as Michigan's governor?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of governor
see tables
Spring 2012Q52How would you rate the way the Michigan Legislature is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of legislature
see tables
Fall 2011Q21iHow likely or unlikely is it that your jurisdiction would use data for the following purposes: Improving communication with your jurisdiction's legislative body

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | IntraGovernmental Relations | Performance measurement and management
see tables
Spring 2011Q5mNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q4aIn your jurisdiction's current collaborative efforts, which type(s) of partners is your jurisdiction collaborating with: State

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5aPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Land use planning and/or zoning

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Land use planning | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5bPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Transportation and/or transit

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Transportation | Transit | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5cPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Police services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5dPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Fire services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Fire services | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5ePlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: 911 emergency services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | EMS services | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5fPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Utilities and/or water / sewer / recycling / waste

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Infrastructure | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q9aFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Land use planning and/or zoning

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Land use planning
see tables
Fall 2010Q9bFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Transportation / transit

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Transportation | Transit
see tables
Fall 2010Q9cFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Police services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Public Safety | Services,
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Police services
see tables
Fall 2010Q9dFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Fire services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Public Safety | Services,
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Fire services
see tables
Fall 2010Q9eFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: 911 emergency services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Public Safety | Services,
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | EMS services
see tables
Fall 2010Q9fFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Utilities / water / sewer / recycling / waste

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Water
see tables
Fall 2010Q9gFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Parks / recreation / libraries / culture

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Service provision
see tables
Fall 2010Q9hFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Energy efficiency improvement

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Service provision | Energy
see tables
Fall 2010Q9iFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Grounds-keeping / maintenance / snow removal

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Service provision
see tables
Fall 2010Q9jFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Economic development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Service provision
see tables
Fall 2010Q9kFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Workforce development

Major Tags: Economic Development | Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Workforce development
see tables
Fall 2010Q9lFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Information technology / GIS

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Technology
see tables
Fall 2010Q9mFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Tax collection / property assessing

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Property taxes
see tables
Fall 2010Q9nFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Other administrative functions (HR, payroll, purchasing, etc.)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | General operations
see tables
Fall 2010Q14aWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: Desire to improve quality of existing services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14bWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: Desire to decrease costs of existing services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14cWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: Desire to introduce new services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14hWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of your jurisdiction's labor unions and/or employees

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Workforce
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q15aSome people think State mandates could help local governments overcome logistical, financial, and political barriers to collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: State mandates establishing common accounting and budgeting standards

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State policies | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q15bSome people think State mandates could help local governments overcome logistical, financial, and political barriers to collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: State mandates establishing common minimum operating standards (for example, number of police per capita) below which collaboration would be required to provide the service

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q15cSome people think State mandates could help local governments overcome logistical, financial, and political barriers to collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: State mandates requiring that certain service-sharing elements be included in local master plans

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q15dSome people think State mandates could help local governments overcome logistical, financial, and political barriers to collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: State mandates requiring that revenue sharing be used first to support service-sharing agreements

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q16Thinking in general about State mandates to encourage intergovernmental collaboration, which of the following best describes your view?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q17aAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: An inventory of best practices and examples of previous successful collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17bAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Grants to support planning stages for collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17cAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Grants to help offset higher costs, if any, in the first few years of new collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17dAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Grants to support innovative collaborative pilot programs

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17eAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: A loan fund from which to borrow for the acquisition, purchase, or construction of capital-intensive items in collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17fAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Online "want ads" for local governments seeking partners for collaboration

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17gAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Revenue sharing incentives designed to encourage collaboration

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q17hAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: A state-level Intergovernmental Advisory Office to coordinate and administer programs likes the ones listed above

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q18Along with other statutes, the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967 governs intergovernmental agreements in Michigan. One aspect of this Act requires that employees in the collaborating jurisdictions cannot be harmed by service-sharing agreements. Have the employee protection provisions of the Urban Cooperation Act or other state service-sharing enabling laws had a direct impact on your jurisdiction or not?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q19Do you believe that the Urban Cooperation Act should be amended or remain as it is currently?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
see tables
Fall 2010Q22aSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Citizens would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q22bSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Board or Council would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q22cSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Jurisdiction's employees would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q22dSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Community business leaders would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q22eSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Local official would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2010Q5mNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Number and/or scope of interlocal agreements or other cost-sharing plans with other governments

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations,
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2009Q31 How would you rate the way Jennifer Granholm is performing her job as Michigan's governor?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of governor
see tables
Fall 2009Q32How would you rate the way the Michigan Legislature is performing its job?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of legislature
see tables
Spring 2009Q17How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal government job performance | Trust in federal government
see tables
Spring 2009Q18How much of the time do you think you can trust the state government in Lansing to do what is right?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Trust in state government
see tables
Spring 2009Q20cIs your jurisdiction currently involved in any of the following types of intergovernmental or regional efforts: Police services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Police services | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2009Q20dIs your jurisdiction currently involved in any of the following types of intergovernmental or regional efforts: Fire services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Fire services | Intergoverrnmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2009Q20gIs your jurisdiction currently involved in any of the following types of intergovernmental or regional efforts: Economic development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables

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