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Spring 2017Q4kComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2017Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: General government operations needs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | General operations
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Spring 2017Q5eNow, 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: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
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Spring 2017Q5hNow, 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: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
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Spring 2017Q5iNow, 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: Actual government operations spending

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | General operations
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Spring 2017Q5lNow, 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: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
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Spring 2017Q5mNow, 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: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
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Spring 2017Q10aTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? The cost of election administration on your jurisdiction's budget

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10bTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Long wait times for any voters

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10cTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Election equipment failures/malfunctions

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10dTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Inaccurate voter registration lists

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10eTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Reliable internet connectivity for communication with the Secretary of State

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10fTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Disturbances at polling places (e.g., inappropriate campaigning, voter intimidation, etc.)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10gTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Recruiting poll workers with necessary skills (e.g., computer skills)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10hTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Recruiting enough poll workers (regardless of their skills)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q10iTo what extent, if any, would you say the following have or have not recently been problems with election administration in your jurisdiction? Poll worker errors in following election procedures

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q11aOverall, how effective or ineffective would you say the following election-related training is for your jurisdiction? Poll worker training by the County

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q11bOverall, how effective or ineffective would you say the following election-related training is for your jurisdiction? Initial training for new clerks by the State

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q11cOverall, how effective or ineffective would you say the following election-related training is for your jurisdiction? Continuing education for clerks by the State

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q12aOverall, to what extent would you say you are confident in: the ability of your jurisdiction to administer an accurate election?

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q12bOverall, to what extent would you say you are confident in: the ability of the County Clerk's office to administer an accurate recount, if needed?

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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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 2017Q15If cities and townships in Michigan were given the option to ask their County to administer elections on their behalf, would you support or oppose having your county government administer your jurisdiction's elections?

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17aTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Synchronize Michigan voter lists with other states' lists

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17bTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Pre-registration of 16-year-olds (e.g., when they get their driver's licenses)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17cTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Stricter regulation of voter registration drives (e.g., volunteer certification required)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17dTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Allow same-day voter registration (on Election Day)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17eTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Absentee voting with no excuse required

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17fTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? On-site early voting (before Election Day)

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17gTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Stricter voter ID requirements

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2017Q17hTo what extent would you support or oppose the following possible changes to election administration in Michigan? Require employers to provide time off to vote

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision | Election administration
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Spring 2016Q4kComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2016Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: General government operations needs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | General operations
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Spring 2016Q5eNow, 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: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
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Spring 2016Q5hNow, 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: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
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Spring 2016Q5iNow, 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: Actual government operations spending

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | General operations
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Spring 2016Q5lNow, 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: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
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Spring 2016Q5mNow, 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: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
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Spring 2016Q10aNext, we want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the services your jurisdiction currently provides. Thinking about any important aspects of service provision (such as the range of different types of services offered, the amount and quality of those services, etc.), overall, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current services? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens are...

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision
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Spring 2016Q10bNext, we want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the services your jurisdiction currently provides. Thinking about any important aspects of service provision (such as the range of different types of services offered, the amount and quality of those services, etc.), overall, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current services? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council are...

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision
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Spring 2016Q10cNext, we want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the services your jurisdiction currently provides. Thinking about any important aspects of service provision (such as the range of different types of services offered, the amount and quality of those services, etc.), overall, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current services? You personally in your role as a local official are

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision
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Spring 2016Q11aWe 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? Police services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Police services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11bWe 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? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Fire services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11cWe 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? Parks / recreation / libraries

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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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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Spring 2016Q11eWe 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? Public transportation / transit

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Transportation | Transit | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11fWe 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? Economic development

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11gWe 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? Utilities (water, sewer, lighting, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11hWe 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? General operations / governance (tax collections, accounting, training for officials, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | General operations | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q17Which of the following best describes how drinking water is provided in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: service provision | Water
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Spring 2016Q18To the best of your knowledge, which of the following best describes the source(s) of the shared drinking water system(s) in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: service provision | Water
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Spring 2016Q20Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's role, if any, in the shared water system?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: service provision | Water
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Fall 2015Q2aFirst, please think overall about the public safety services in your jurisdiction, whether provided by your jurisdiction or by other entities. In your role as a local official, how satisfied are you with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q2bFirst, please think overall about the public safety services in your jurisdiction, whether provided by your jurisdiction or by other entities. In your role as a local official, how satisfied are you with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? State police

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q2cFirst, please think overall about the public safety services in your jurisdiction, whether provided by your jurisdiction or by other entities. In your role as a local official, how satisfied are you with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? County sheriff

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q2dFirst, please think overall about the public safety services in your jurisdiction, whether provided by your jurisdiction or by other entities. In your role as a local official, how satisfied are you with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? Local police (if applicable)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q2eFirst, please think overall about the public safety services in your jurisdiction, whether provided by your jurisdiction or by other entities. In your role as a local official, how satisfied are you with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? Ambulance / emergency medical services (EMS)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q3aNow, how satisfied do you think the majority of your citizens are with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q3bNow, how satisfied do you think the majority of your citizens are with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? State police

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q3cNow, how satisfied do you think the majority of your citizens are with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? County sheriff

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q3dNow, how satisfied do you think the majority of your citizens are with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? Local police (if applicable)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q3eNow, how satisfied do you think the majority of your citizens are with each of the following services provided in your jurisdiction? Ambulance / emergency medical services (EMS)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q4Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's primary service delivery arrangement, if any, for law enforcement?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q5Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's primary service delivery arrangement, if any, for medical transport services (e.g., ambulance)?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q6Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's primary service delivery arrangement, if any, for fire services?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q7aHow likely is it that your jurisdiction will change its service delivery arrangement (e.g., provided directly, indirectly via contract, etc.) for each of the following services in the next 2 years? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q7bHow likely is it that your jurisdiction will change its service delivery arrangement (e.g., provided directly, indirectly via contract, etc.) for each of the following services in the next 2 years? Law enforcement

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q7cHow likely is it that your jurisdiction will change its service delivery arrangement (e.g., provided directly, indirectly via contract, etc.) for each of the following services in the next 2 years? Ambulance

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q9Which public safety unit most often provides emergency medical response in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Workforce
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q10Which of the following best describes the staffing arrangements for fire services in your jurisdiction? Are they all volunteers (including those who may receive a stipend for fire runs, sometimes referred to as paid-on-call), all paid employees, or a mix?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Workforce
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q11aTo what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem - either now or recently - for the following personnel in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Paid firefighters

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Workforce
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q11bTo what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem - either now or recently - for the following personnel in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Volunteer (including paid-on-call) firefighters

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Workforce
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q11cTo what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem - either now or recently - for the following personnel in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Law enforcement officers

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Workforce
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q12aWe're interested in how costs are divided when services are shared jointly between multiple jurisdictions, or provided by one jurisdiction for another. Thinking about the primary service delivery arrangement in your jurisdiction for each of the following services, do you think your jurisdiction pays too much, about the right amount, or not enough of the total costs of services provided, or does your jurisdiction not share service delivery? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations | Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Service spending | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q12bWe're interested in how costs are divided when services are shared jointly between multiple jurisdictions, or provided by one jurisdiction for another. Thinking about the primary service delivery arrangement in your jurisdiction for each of the following services, do you think your jurisdiction pays too much, about the right amount, or not enough of the total costs of services provided, or does your jurisdiction not share service delivery? Law enforcement

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations | Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Service spending | Police services
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Fall 2015Q12cWe're interested in how costs are divided when services are shared jointly between multiple jurisdictions, or provided by one jurisdiction for another. Thinking about the primary service delivery arrangement in your jurisdiction for each of the following services, do you think your jurisdiction pays too much, about the right amount, or not enough of the total costs of services provided, or does your jurisdiction not share service delivery? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations | Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Service spending | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q20aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about fire services in your jurisdiction? Most people feel confident that fire services will arrive in time to handle a fire.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q20bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about fire services in your jurisdiction? The fire services in my jurisdiction are more effective now than they were 5 years ago.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q21aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about emergency medical response in your jurisdiction? Most people feel confident that first responders will arrive in time to handle a medical emergency.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q21bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about emergency medical response in your jurisdiction? The EMS services in my jurisdiction are more effective now than they were 5 years ago.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q23aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? Most people feel safe in my jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q23bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? Public perceptions of crime in my jurisdiction have a negative effect on economic development and/or tourism.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q23cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? Public perceptions of crime in my jurisdiction are contributing to a decline in residential population.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q23dTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? People generally feel confident that law enforcement will arrive in time to handle an emergency in my jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q23eTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? Inappropriate use of force by law enforcement in my jurisdiction is (or has recently been) an issue.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q23fTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? The primary law enforcement agency that serves my jurisdiction is more effective now than it was 5 years ago.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q25aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the relationship between community members and law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction? Most people in my jurisdiction trust the law enforcement officers.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q25bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the relationship between community members and law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction? A significant number of people in my jurisdiction are hostile towards law enforcement officers.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q25cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the relationship between community members and law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction? Most law enforcement officers in my jurisdiction treat all people professionally regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or other characteristics.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q25dTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the relationship between community members and law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction? A significant number of law enforcement officers in my jurisdiction are overly strict in enforcing the law.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q26aThinking about the primary law enforcement agency that serves your jurisdiction, overall, how would you describe the relationship today between community members and the law enforcement officers?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q26bThinking about the primary law enforcement agency that serves your jurisdiction, overall, how would you describe the relationship today between your Board/Council and the law enforcement agency?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27dTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Have policies mandating independent investigations into officer-involved injuries or deaths

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27eTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Train law enforcement officers in any of the following: de-escalation tactics, cultural understanding, and/or bias awareness

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27fTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Have a law enforcement workforce that reflects the racial make-up of your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q28In the past year, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of civil unrest across the country, often revolving around police use of force, as in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. How concerned are you that a major incident of civil unrest connected to police use of force could happen in your jurisdiction in the near future?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q29aTo what extent, if any, do you think recent high-profile incidents of police-community violence such as those in Ferguson and Baltimore have lowered the morale of law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q29bTo what extent, if any, do you think recent high-profile incidents of police-community violence such as those in Ferguson and Baltimore have lowered the level of community trust toward law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q30aRecently, there has been national attention on the transfer of military equipment (e.g., body armor, armored vehicles, etc.) to local law enforcement agencies. In general, do you support or oppose local law enforcement agencies having this type of equipment: in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q30bRecently, there has been national attention on the transfer of military equipment (e.g., body armor, armored vehicles, etc.) to local law enforcement agencies. In general, do you support or oppose local law enforcement agencies having this type of equipment: in other communities across the state

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31aTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31bTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Dashboard cameras

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31cTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Body cameras

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31dTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Other public surveillance cameras (e.g., on buildings, streetlights, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31eTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Citizen notification systems (to alert residents of weather-related or man-made emergencies)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Technology | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31fTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Data-driven policing / crime mapping

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Technology | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q31gTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following equipment or practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Community policing (assigning officers to particular areas to build partnerships with residents)

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q32aSome people think that in order to prevent crime, it is important for law enforcement agencies to maximize surveillance, as through the use of dashboard cameras, body cameras, and public surveillance, even if this threatens personal privacy. Others think it is more important to ensure personal privacy, even if that might raise the risk of crime. How do you think the following groups or individuals feel about the trade-offs between protecting privacy and ensuring public safety? The majority of your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q32bSome people think that in order to prevent crime, it is important for law enforcement agencies to maximize surveillance, as through the use of dashboard cameras, body cameras, and public surveillance, even if this threatens personal privacy. Others think it is more important to ensure personal privacy, even if that might raise the risk of crime. How do you think the following groups or individuals feel about the trade-offs between protecting privacy and ensuring public safety? The leaders of the primary law enforcement agency that serves your jurisdiction think

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Fall 2015Q32cSome people think that in order to prevent crime, it is important for law enforcement agencies to maximize surveillance, as through the use of dashboard cameras, body cameras, and public surveillance, even if this threatens personal privacy. Others think it is more important to ensure personal privacy, even if that might raise the risk of crime. How do you think the following groups or individuals feel about the trade-offs between protecting privacy and ensuring public safety? You personally in your role as a local official think

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Police services
see tables
Spring 2015Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2015Q4mComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: General government operations needs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | General operations
see tables
Spring 2015Q5eNow, 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: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2015Q5hNow, 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: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2015Q5iNow, 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: Actual government operations spending

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | General operations
see tables
Spring 2015Q5lNow, 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: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2015Q5mNow, 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: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2014Q4mComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: General government operations needs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | General operations
see tables
Spring 2014Q5eNow, 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: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2014Q5hNow, 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: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2014Q5iNow, 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: Actual government operations spending

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | General operations
see tables
Spring 2014Q5lNow, 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: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2014Q5mNow, 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: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q10Does your jurisdiction currently contract out any services or governmental operations, or has it in the past? This could include privatization of services to the public such as for parks and recreation or for the jurisdiction's internal operations such as attorney/legal services or administrative functions.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11aAlthough 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: Utilities/water/sewer

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Infrastructure | Water | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11bAlthough 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: Waste/recycling

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11cAlthough 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: 911 emergency services (dispatch, ambulance, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Public safety | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11dAlthough 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: Health and human services (child welfare, foster care, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Human services | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11eAlthough 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: Parks and recreation

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11fAlthough 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: Streetlights (installation, maintenance, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
Spring 2014Q11iAlthough 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: Parking structures/parking meters

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11jAlthough 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: Vehicle towing and storage

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11kAlthough 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: Land use planning

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11lAlthough 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: Engineering

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11mAlthough 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: Surveying

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11nAlthough 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: Inspections (electrical, plumbing, building code, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11oAlthough 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: Property assessing

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11pAlthough 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: Tax collection

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11qAlthough 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: Fleet management/vehicle maintenance

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11rAlthough 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: Groundskeeping/custodial/general facility maintenance

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11sAlthough 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: Economic development services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Economic development | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11tAlthough 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: Attorney/legal services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11uAlthough 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: Printing and document services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11vAlthough 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: Information technology

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Technology | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q11wAlthough 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: Other administrative functions (payroll, purchasing, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q12aWe'd like to get a sense of your satisfaction with your jurisdiction's privatization efforts in general. We know that different efforts yield different results, but overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with your government's privatization efforts to date in terms of cost savings?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q12bWe'd like to get a sense of your satisfaction with your jurisdiction's privatization efforts in general. We know that different efforts yield different results, but overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with your government's privatization efforts to date in terms of quality of service delivery?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q12cWe'd like to get a sense of your satisfaction with your jurisdiction's privatization efforts in general. We know that different efforts yield different results, but overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with your government's privatization efforts to date in terms of timeliness of service delivery?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q12dWe'd like to get a sense of your satisfaction with your jurisdiction's privatization efforts in general. We know that different efforts yield different results, but overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with your government's privatization efforts to date in terms of responsiveness of contractor(s)?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q12eWe'd like to get a sense of your satisfaction with your jurisdiction's privatization efforts in general. We know that different efforts yield different results, but overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with your government's privatization efforts to date in terms of your jurisdiction's privatization efforts overall?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q13Does your jurisdiction use any techniques to systematically evaluate its privatized services or operations?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Performance management | Performance measurement and management | Privatization
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Spring 2014Q14aWhich of the following aspects of privatized service delivery or operations are typically evaluated by your jurisdiction? Citizen satisfaction

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Performance management | Performance measurement and management | Privatization
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Spring 2014Q14bWhich of the following aspects of privatized service delivery or operations are typically evaluated by your jurisdiction? Cost

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Performance management | Performance measurement and management | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q14cWhich of the following aspects of privatized service delivery or operations are typically evaluated by your jurisdiction? Compliance with delivery standards specified

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Performance management | Performance measurement and management | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q15As far as you know, has your local government brought back in-house any services or operations that were previously contracted out?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q16aWhich of the following factors, if any, played a part in your jurisdiction's decision to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house? Service quality was not satisfactory

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q16bWhich of the following factors, if any, played a part in your jurisdiction's decision to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house? Relationship with contractor(s) was not satisfactory

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q16cWhich of the following factors, if any, played a part in your jurisdiction's decision to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house? The cost savings were insufficient

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q16dWhich of the following factors, if any, played a part in your jurisdiction's decision to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house? There were problems monitoring the contract(s)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q16eWhich of the following factors, if any, played a part in your jurisdiction's decision to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house? Local government efficiency improved

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q16fWhich of the following factors, if any, played a part in your jurisdiction's decision to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house? There was strong political support to bring the service(s) or operation(s) back in-house

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q17aWhether or not your jurisdiction is currently engaged in privatization efforts, in your view, how do the following people and groups in your jurisdiction feel about your government's current overall level of privatization of services and operations, or lack thereof? Do they think there is too much, the right amount, or not enough privatization? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board or Council thinks there is currently...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q17bWhether or not your jurisdiction is currently engaged in privatization efforts, in your view, how do the following people and groups in your jurisdiction feel about your government's current overall level of privatization of services and operations, or lack thereof? Do they think there is too much, the right amount, or not enough privatization? You personally think there is currently...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18aWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Availability of private firms or providers

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18bWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Desire to improve quality of services or operations

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18cWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Desire to improve quality of services or operations

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18dWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Desire for more flexibility in service delivery/intermittent need

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18eWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Desire for more flexibility in staffing

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18fWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Prior positive experience with privatization

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18gWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Fiscal pressures, such as decreased jurisdiction revenues

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18hWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Local political climate emphasizing a decreased role for government

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18iWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? The influence of citizens

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18jWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? The influence of businesses or business groups

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18kWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? The influence of your jurisdiction's elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18lWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? The influence of your jurisdiction's employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18mWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Labor contracts in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q18nWe are also interested in the factors that may encourage or discourage privatization. Whether or not your jurisdiction is currently involved in privatization effort(s) of any kind, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in encouraging your jurisdiction to contract out services or operations? Lack of in-house expertise or resources

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19aNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Lack of availability of private firms or providers

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19bNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Higher costs than expected from private service delivery or bids

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19cNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Prior negative experience with privatization

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19dNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Local political climate emphasizing public control over service delivery

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19eNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? The influence of citizens

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19fNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? The influence of businesses or business groups

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19gNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? The influence of your jurisdiction's elected officials

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19hNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? The influence of your jurisdiction's employees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19iNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Labor contracts in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19jNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Sufficient in-house expertise or resources

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19kNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Lack of in-house ability to oversee contracts

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q19lNow, as far as you know, have any of the following factors played a role in discouraging your jurisdiction from contracting out services or operations? Lack of precedent

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2014Q20Looking ahead, is your jurisdiction currently studying or planning any new or significantly expanded privatization efforts?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2013Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2013Q5eNow, 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: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q5hNow, 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: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2013Q5kNow, 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: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2013Q5lNow, 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: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2013Q31aIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services? Yes, service(s) completely eliminated and no longer provided at all.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q31bIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services? Yes, service(s) completely eliminated, but now provided by another entity.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q31cIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services? No.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q32aLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services? Yes, service(s) will be completely eliminated and no longer provided at all.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q32bLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services? Yes, service(s) will be completely eliminated, but will be provided by another entity.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q32cLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services? No.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2013Q38cThinking about property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction, approximately how much do they represent of demands on your jurisdiction's service provision?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
see tables
Spring 2012Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2012Q5eNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q5hNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2012Q5kNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2012Q5lNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2012Q22aIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) completely eliminated and no longer provided at all

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q22bIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) completely eliminated, but now provided by another entity

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q22cIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: No

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q24aLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) will be completely eliminated and no longer provided at all

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q24bLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) will be completely eliminated, but will be provided by another entity

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q24cLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: No

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q32aSome jurisdictions have cut services recently, while others have not. We want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the package of services your jurisdiction offers today. In your view, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current package of services provided: The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q32bSome jurisdictions have cut services recently, while others have not. We want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the package of services your jurisdiction offers today. In your view, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current package of services provided: The majority of your jurisdiction's council/board

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q32cSome jurisdictions have cut services recently, while others have not. We want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the package of services your jurisdiction offers today. In your view, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current package of services provided: The majority of business leaders in your community

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q32dSome jurisdictions have cut services recently, while others have not. We want to get an overall sense of the level of satisfaction with the package of services your jurisdiction offers today. In your view, how satisfied would you say the following people or groups are with your jurisdiction's current package of services provided: You personally

Major Tags: Services
Related Topics: service provision
see tables
Spring 2012Q33aWe 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: Police services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Police services | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2012Q33bWe 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: Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Fire services | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2012Q33cWe 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: Parks/recreation/libraries

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
see tables
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
see tables
Spring 2012Q33eWe 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: Public transportation/transit

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Transportation | Transit | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2012Q33fWe 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: Economic development

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2012Q33gWe 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: Utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2012Q33hWe 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: General operations

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | General operations | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2011Q4lComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2011Q5eNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2011Q5hNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2011Q5kNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2011Q5lNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2011Q14aIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) completely eliminated and no longer provided at all

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2011Q14bIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) completely eliminated, but now provided by another entity

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2011Q14cIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: No

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2011Q16aLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) will be completely eliminated and no longer provided at all

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2011Q16bLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: Yes, service(s) will be completely eliminated, but will be provided by another entity

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2011Q16cLooking ahead to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: No

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Land use planning | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Transportation | Transit | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Police services | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Fire services | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | EMS services | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Infrastructure | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5gPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Parks and/or recreation / libraries / culture

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5hPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Energy efficiency improvement

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5iPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Grounds-keeping and/or maintenance / snow removal

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5jPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Economic development

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5kPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Workforce development

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5lPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Information technology and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration | Technology
see tables
Fall 2010Q5mPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Tax collection and/or property assessing

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q5nPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Other administrative functions (HR, payroll, purchasing, etc.)

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Public Safety | Services,
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Public Safety | Services,
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Public Safety | Services,
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: 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 and Community Development | Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | 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: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2010Q4jComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Human service needs

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2010Q5eNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2010Q5hNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual human services spending

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2010Q5kNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Sale of public assets (i.e., parks, buildings, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: service provision | Revenue | Privatization | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2010Q5lNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables
Spring 2010Q8aIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: service(s) completely eliminated and no longer provided at all

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2010Q8bIn your current fiscal year, did your jurisdiction completely eliminate any particular services: service(s) completely eliminated, but now provided by another entity

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2010Q10aLooking forward to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: service(s) will be completely eliminated and no longer provided at all

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2010Q10bLooking forward to the next fiscal year, do you expect your jurisdiction will completely eliminate any particular services: service(s) will be completely eliminated, but will be provided by another entity

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | Privatization | service provision
see tables
Spring 2010Q16We're interested in your perspective about your citizens' preferences in the trade-off between services and taxes (although we recognize that preferences can shift depending upon the specific services at stake and other factors). In your opinion, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant local public service cuts, in general, would they be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes?

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
see tables
Spring 2009Q5iComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: human service needs.

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: service provision | Finances | Service demand | Human services
see tables
Spring 2009Q6dNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: amount of services provided

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Service spending | service provision
see tables
Spring 2009Q6fNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: privatizing or contracting out of services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | service provision | Privatization
see tables

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