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Fall 2017Q20gTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our governing board feels it should be up to a higher level of government (i.e., the County or the State) to set land use policies.

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: State mandates and preemption | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q31eSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Authorizing local governments to adopt inclusionary zoning (i.e., requiring some new developments to designate a portion of units for low/moderate income households)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | State Government
Related Topics: Community development | Housing | State policies | State mandates and preemption
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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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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 2016Q8aSome 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? Economic development

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8bSome 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? Local finance and tax policy

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption | System of funding local government
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Fall 2016Q8cSome 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? Environment and natural resources (e.g., water, solid waste, agriculture, forestry)

Major Tags: State Government | Energy and Environment | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State oversight | Environment | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8dSome 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? Land use and planning (e.g., zoning, permitting)

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption | Land use planning
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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 2016Q12eFirst, while any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important - if at all - do you think each of the following factors are in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? State decisions affecting local government (e.g., revenue sharing, Headlee / Proposal A, local revenue options, unfunded mandates, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Fiscal health/stress | State mandates and preemption | System of funding local government
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Fall 2016Q19Some believe that more proactive monitoring of local government finances by the State could help avoid local fiscal emergencies through earlier detection and intervention. Others believe this may be unnecessary or even counterproductive. To what extent would you support or oppose more proactive State monitoring of finances for all local governments in Michigan?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State authority | State mandates and preemption
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Spring 2016Q14dWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Compel the State to pay for

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform | State mandates and preemption
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Spring 2015Q37aThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Prohibit jurisdictions from providing retiree health care benefits for future retirees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: Employee compensation | State mandates and preemption | OPEB
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Spring 2015Q37bThinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Set hard caps (i.e., percentage or dollar figure) on jurisdictions' contributions to retiree health care costs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Workforce
Related Topics: Employee compensation | State mandates and preemption | OPEB
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Fall 2013Q25jNext, we want to ask about a range of potential sources of energy. Although these issues can be complex and may have various costs and benefits, in general, to what extent do you support or oppose the following possible actions to address energy supply issues in Michigan: Mandate expanded use of renewable energy through state law

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Energy | Energy sources | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2013Q25kNext, we want to ask about a range of potential sources of energy. Although these issues can be complex and may have various costs and benefits, in general, to what extent do you support or oppose the following possible actions to address energy supply issues in Michigan: Mandate energy efficiency/conservation measures through state law

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Energy | Energy sources | State mandates and preemption
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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