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Fall 2017Q34bPlease identify the extent to which, overall, your jurisdiction uses the following types of data regarding your internal operations (or operations you contract out). Measures of workload (such as number of fire runs, miles of Roads plowed, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance Management
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Spring 2016Q11dWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Roads

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service provision | Taxes | Roads | Tradeoffs
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Fall 2014q2aWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your jurisdiction of state trunk lines and county primary Roads?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q2bWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your jurisdiction of local paved Roads?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q2cWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your jurisdiction of local unpaved Roads?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q2dWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your jurisdiction of bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q2eWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your jurisdiction of Roads, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q3aThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Your jurisdiction's economic development

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q3bThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Your jurisdiction government's fiscal health

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q3cThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Tourism in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q3dThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? The agricultural sector in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q3eThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? The ability of public safety personnel to respond to an emergency in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q3fThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Citizen satisfaction with your jurisdiction's government

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q4aIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q4bIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q4cIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q4dIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? You personally in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q5Once again, thinking about the condition of Roads and bridges in your community overall, to what degree would you say their condition has changed over the past five years, if at all? Please indicate whether--in your opinion--the overall condition of Roads and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years.

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q6In some local jurisdictions, the focus of road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement is on long-term asset management. In other jurisdictions, the focus is necessarily on short-term repairs and "band-aid" fixes. Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries? (Please respond to the best of your knowledge, even if your jurisdiction does not control local road policy.)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q7Some counties or localities have had to resort to grinding up paved Roads that they can no longer afford to maintain. As far as you know, has this been done to one or more paved Roads within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries during the past five years?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q8aIf the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q8bIf the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to improve the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q9aNow, if the state legislature increases funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your jurisdiction's needs to maintain the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q9bNow, if the state legislature increases funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your jurisdiction's needs to improve the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q10aThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Taxes | Revenue | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10bThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing vehicle registration fees

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10cThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing fees for overweight trucks

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10dThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing the sales tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Taxes | Revenue | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10eThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Adding toll Roads and/or lanes

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10fThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10gThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing drivers' license fees

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10hThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10iThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Leasing road right-of-way and/or state property for cell phone towers, advertisements, etc.

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q11Thinking beyond state funding, does your jurisdiction currently expend any own-source local revenues on road and/or bridge maintenance, improvement, or construction--either directly or as matching funds?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q12aWhich of the following local revenue sources does your jurisdiction use to fund its contributions to road and/or bridge maintenance, improvement, or construction: Your jurisdiction's general fund

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q12bWhich of the following local revenue sources does your jurisdiction use to fund its contributions to road and/or bridge maintenance, improvement, or construction: Special assessment(s)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service spending | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q12cWhich of the following local revenue sources does your jurisdiction use to fund its contributions to road and/or bridge maintenance, improvement, or construction: Millage(s) levied by your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service spending | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q13aIn the last two years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for Roads and/or bridges through a new or renewed road millage(s)?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q13bIn the last two years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for Roads and/or bridges through a special assessment(s)?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14aLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to Roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14bLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to Roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14cLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to Roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14dLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to Roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? You personally in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15aLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Special assessment

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15bLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/county millage

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15cLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/regional vehicle registration fee

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q15dLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/regional fuel tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q15eLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/regional sales tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15fLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of Roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/regional income tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q17Does your jurisdiction currently contain one or more private Roads (i.e., Roads owned or maintained by developers, by private entities such as homeowners associations, or by the abutting property owners)?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q18aWhether or not your jurisdiction has any private Roads, would you say the majority of your jurisdiction's Board or Council support or oppose having private Roads in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q18bWhether or not your jurisdiction has any private Roads, would you say you personally in your role as a local official support or oppose having private Roads in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q19aDoes your jurisdiction have specific policies regulating any of the following on private Roads within your jurisdiction: Design (e.g., lane width, turn lanes, grading/drainage, surface-type, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q19bDoes your jurisdiction have specific policies regulating any of the following on private Roads within your jurisdiction: Surface maintenance (e.g., pothole filling, repaving/regraveling, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q19cDoes your jurisdiction have specific policies regulating any of the following on private Roads within your jurisdiction: Summer maintenance (e.g., mowing road right-of-way, street cleaning, dust containment, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q19dDoes your jurisdiction have specific policies regulating any of the following on private Roads within your jurisdiction: Winter maintenance (e.g., plowing, sanding/salting, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q20Have there been any problems or controversies regarding private Roads in your community?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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Fall 2014q22Now thinking about ownership of Roads for new developments, which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's policies?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads
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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 2014q26aThinking beyond traditional road issues, which of the following, if any, have been implemented within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries in the last five years: Added or expanded biking or walking trails

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q26bThinking beyond traditional road issues, which of the following, if any, have been implemented within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries in the last five years: Added or expanded dedicated bike lanes on streets

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q26cThinking beyond traditional road issues, which of the following, if any, have been implemented within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries in the last five years: Added or expanded ATV or snowmobile trails

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q26dThinking beyond traditional road issues, which of the following, if any, have been implemented within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries in the last five years: Added or widened sidewalks

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q26eThinking beyond traditional road issues, which of the following, if any, have been implemented within your jurisdiction's geographic boundaries in the last five years: Reduced the number of vehicle lanes (a "road diet")

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Roads
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Fall 2014q27In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q28Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's approach to Complete Streets policies?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29aWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Quality of life

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29bWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Cost-effectiveness of road spending

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29cWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Economic development

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29dWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Traffic congestion

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29eWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Pedestrian and/or cyclist safety

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29fWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Your jurisdiction's relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q30Overall, would you say that, in your role as a local official, you support or oppose pursuing Complete Streets policies in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q2aWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of state trunk lines and county primary Roads? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q2bWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of local paved Roads? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q2cWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of local unpaved Roads? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q2dWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q2eWe know there are regular assessments of many public Roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of Roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of Roads, in general, within your geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q3aThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Your county's economic development [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q3bThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Tourism in your county [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q3cThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? The agricultural sector in your county [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q3dThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? The ability of public safety personnel to respond to an emergency in your county [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q3eThinking about the condition of Roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Citizen satisfaction with your county's road commission/road department [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q4Once again, thinking about the condition of Roads and bridges in your county overall, to what degree would you say their condition has changed over the past five years, if at all? Please indicate whether--in your opinion--the overall condition of road and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q5In some counties, the focus of road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement is on long-term asset management. In other counties, the focus is necessarily on short-term repairs and "band-aid" fixes. Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your county's geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q6Some counties or localities have had to resort to grinding up paved Roads that they can no longer afford to maintain. As far as you know, has this been done to one or more paved Roads within your county's geographic boundaries during the past five years? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Service spending | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q7aIf the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your county, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q7bIf the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for Roads and/or bridges in your county, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to improve the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q8aNow, if the state legislature increases funding for Roads and/or bridges in your county by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your county's needs to maintain the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q8bNow, if the state legislature increases funding for Roads and/or bridges in your county by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your county's needs to improve the Roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9aThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9bThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Increasing vehicle registration fees [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9cThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Increasing fees for overweight trucks [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9dThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Increasing the sales tax [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9eThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Adding toll Roads and/or lanes [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9fThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled) [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9gThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Increasing drivers' license fees [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9hThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Increasing traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9iThere are many methods states could use to fund Roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for Roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue. Leasing road right-of-way and/or state property for cell phone towers, advertisements, etc. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q11aWe'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 make reasonable requests of the county road commission/road department. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Roads | Intergovernmental cooperation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Fall* 2014Q13In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q14Which of the following best describes your county's approach to Complete Streets policies? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15aWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Quality of life [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15bWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Cost-effectiveness of road spending [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15cWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Economic development [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15dWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Traffic congestion [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15eWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Pedestrian and/or cyclist safety [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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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
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Fall* 2014Q16Overall, would you say that, in your role as a county road commission/road department official, you support or oppose pursuing Complete Streets policies in your county? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Spring 2014Q11gAlthough some of these may not apply to your jurisdiction, please indicate, as far as you know, which of the following types of services or operations your jurisdiction has privatized, either in whole or in part: Street repair/road maintenance

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | Service provision | Roads | Privatization
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Spring 2014Q11hAlthough some of these may not apply to your jurisdiction, please indicate, as far as you know, which of the following types of services or operations your jurisdiction has privatized, either in whole or in part: Snow plowing and salting

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | Service provision | Roads | Privatization
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Spring 2012Q33dWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Roads

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service provision | Taxes | Roads | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2009Q9eTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's economic development efforts: Traditional infrastructure (Roads, bridges, water/sewer, etc.)

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Infrastructure conditions | Roads | Water
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