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Spring 2018Q4eComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
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Spring 2018Q4fComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
see tables
Spring 2018Q4gComparing 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 2018Q5cNow, 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 2018Q5dNow, 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: Public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2018Q5eNow, 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: Iinfrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
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Spring 2018Q5fNow, 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: Human services spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | Finances | Service spending | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q5hNow, 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 2018Q18aTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Affordable housing

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18bTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Emergency housing (homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, warming centers, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18cTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18dTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Public transportation (bus or ride services, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18eTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Subsidized healthcare (federally qualified health centers, CHIP, Medicaid, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18fTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Subsidized childcare and pre-K programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18gTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Job training/workforce development

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18hTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Drug treatment programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22aWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Affordable housing

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22bWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Emergency housing (homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, warming centers, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q22cWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q22dWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Public transportation (bus or ride services, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q22eWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Subsidized healthcare (federally qualified health centers, CHIP, Medicaid, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q22fWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Subsidized childcare and pre-K programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q22gWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Job training/workforce development

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
see tables
Spring 2018Q22hWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Drug treatment programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q23Aside from any standard property tax exemptions for residents below the poverty level, does your jurisdiction currently have any formal local programs or policies of its own to address poverty or economic hardship in the community?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q25To what extent, if any, does your jurisdiction partner with local groups (e.g., schools, community organizations, churches, nonprofits, etc.) to provide resources or services for low-income residents in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q26aIn your opinion, do the following groups or individuals think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q26bIn your opinion, do the following groups or individuals think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? The majority of your jurisdiction's residents

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q26cIn your opinion, do the following groups or individuals think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? You in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Fall 2017Q34cPlease identify the extent to which, overall, your jurisdiction uses the following types of data regarding your internal operations (or operations you contract out). Measures of efficiency or unit cost (such as cost per fire run, cost of providing trash collection services per capita, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance Management
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Fall 2017Q34fPlease identify the extent to which, overall, your jurisdiction uses the following types of data regarding your internal operations (or operations you contract out). Measures on contracted services (measures of inputs, workload, etc., on services that your jurisdiction contracts out from private firms, nonprofits, or other governments)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance Management
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Fall 2017Q39hTo what extent, if any, would you say that the following are problems that your jurisdiction has faced within the last 12 months in its use of performance data? Ability to collect measures on services that are contracted out from other providers

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance Management
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Fall 2017Q43hRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction is currently considering new uses of performance data in decision-making, to what extent, if any, would you expect that the following would be problems for your jurisdiction in the use of performance data? Ability to collect measures on services that are contracted out from other providers

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance Management
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Spring 2017Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2017Q4iComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2017Q4jComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
Spring 2017Q5fNow, 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 public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2017Q5gNow, 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 infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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
see tables
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 2017Q28aDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Fire

Major Tags: Workforce
Related Topics: Workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28bDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Police

Major Tags: Workforce
Related Topics: Workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28cDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Administration / management

Major Tags: Workforce
Related Topics: Workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q28dDo you think that your jurisdiction currently has an adequate size of workforce to deliver desired services in each of the following areas? Other public works & services

Major Tags: Workforce
Related Topics: Workforce conditions | Size of workforce
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Spring 2017Q34fNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Health and Human services

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Fall 2016Q12cFirst, while any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important - if at all - do you think each of the following factors are in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? Rising costs to provide services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Fiscal health/stress
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Spring 2016Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2016Q4iComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2016Q4jComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
see tables
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 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
see tables
Spring 2016Q5fNow, 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 public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2016Q5gNow, 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 infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
see tables
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 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
see tables
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
see tables
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
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 2016Q12aThinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction (for example, the Headlee Amendment, Proposal A, etc.), if the economy improves gradually over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to maintain the current quantity and quality of services your jurisdiction provides?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations | services
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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Spring 2016Q12bThinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction (for example, the Headlee Amendment, Proposal A, etc.), if the economy improves gradually over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to improve or add more services, if they are necessary or desired?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations | services
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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Spring 2016Q14jWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q17Which of the following best describes how drinking water is provided in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Water
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Spring 2016Q19aTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Threats to water source quality / safety

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q19bTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Inadequate volume / low water tables

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q19cTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Compliance with state and/or federal regulations

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q19dTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Presence of lead in on-premises plumbing (e.g., faucets, solder)

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q19eTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Presence of lead in pipes connecting customers to the system(s)

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q19fTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Aging / breaking pipes in the shared water supply system(s)

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q19gTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Affordability / delinquency on water bills

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Taxes | Water | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
see tables
Spring 2016Q19hTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Other

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | 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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Water
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Spring 2016Q21In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition of drinking water infrastructure (such as treatment plant, distribution pipes, etc.) in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q22To what degree would you say the overall condition of drinking water systems in your jurisdiction has improved or deteriorated over the last decade?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q23aTo what extent, if any, is the current condition of the drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction a topic of discussion among your jurisdiction's Board/Council?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q23bTo what extent, if any, is the current condition of the drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction a topic of discussion among your jurisdiction's citizens?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q24aThinking about the current levels of funding for drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, to what extent do you agree or disagree that current levels of funding are adequate to maintain the drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q24bThinking about the current levels of funding for drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, to what extent do you agree or disagree that current levels of funding are adequate to improve the drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Water
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Spring 2016Q25aPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? General fund contributions

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q25bPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Water rates / user fees

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q25cPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Special assessments

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Property taxes | Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q25dPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Bonds

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q25ePlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Low-interest loans

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q25fPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Federal / state grants

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q25gPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Other

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q26aLooking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think the following groups or individuals would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Water
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Spring 2016Q26bLooking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think the following groups or individuals would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Water
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Spring 2016Q26cLooking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think the following groups or individuals would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? You personally in your role as a local official

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Water
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Spring 2016Q27aThe responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is shared among many actors, including both public and private entities. We're particularly interested in the role of federal, state, and local governments. Please rate how well each of the following levels of government is doing in carrying out its responsibility to ensure safe drinking water in your jurisdiction. Federal government

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Federal Government
Related Topics: Federal government job performance | Water
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Spring 2016Q27bThe responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is shared among many actors, including both public and private entities. We're particularly interested in the role of federal, state, and local governments. Please rate how well each of the following levels of government is doing in carrying out its responsibility to ensure safe drinking water in your jurisdiction. Michigan's state government

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State government job performance | Water
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Spring 2016Q27cThe responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is shared among many actors, including both public and private entities. We're particularly interested in the role of federal, state, and local governments. Please rate how well each of the following levels of government is doing in carrying out its responsibility to ensure safe drinking water in your jurisdiction. Your local government

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Local government job performance | 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 | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | 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 | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | 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 | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Finances | Service provision | Service spending | EMS services
see tables
Fall 2015Q13aTo what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction has enough funding to meet its current fire protection needs?

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q13bTo what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction has enough funding to meet its current law enforcement needs?

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Police services
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Fall 2015Q13cTo what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction has enough funding to meet its current ambulance / EMS needs?

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q14aNow, do you think your jurisdiction appropriates too much, about the right amount, or too little funding to meet its fire protection needs?

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q14bNow, do you think your jurisdiction appropriates too much, about the right amount, or too little funding to meet its law enforcement needs?

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Police services
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Fall 2015Q14cNow, do you think your jurisdiction appropriates too much, about the right amount, or too little funding to meet its ambulance / EMS needs?

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q15aIn recent years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for any of the following services through either new or renewed public safety millage(s) or special assessment(s)? Fire services

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q15bIn recent years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for any of the following services through either new or renewed public safety millage(s) or special assessment(s)? Law enforcement

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Police services
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Fall 2015Q15cIn recent years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for any of the following services through either new or renewed public safety millage(s) or special assessment(s)? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q16aWould you, in your role as a local official, support or oppose your jurisdiction pursuing additional local funding for any of the following public safety services through either a new millage or special assessment? Fire services

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q16bWould you, in your role as a local official, support or oppose your jurisdiction pursuing additional local funding for any of the following public safety services through either a new millage or special assessment? Law enforcement

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Police services
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Fall 2015Q16cWould you, in your role as a local official, support or oppose your jurisdiction pursuing additional local funding for any of the following public safety services through either a new millage or special assessment? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q17aDo any of the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction offset expenses by using cost recovery policies/ordinances (for example, charging for fire runs, hazardous material incidents, police calls, or imposing extra fees on drunken driver or moving vehicle citations, etc.) for the following services? Fire services

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Revenue | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q17bDo any of the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction offset expenses by using cost recovery policies/ordinances (for example, charging for fire runs, hazardous material incidents, police calls, or imposing extra fees on drunken driver or moving vehicle citations, etc.) for the following services? Law enforcement

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Revenue | Police services
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Fall 2015Q17cDo any of the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction offset expenses by using cost recovery policies/ordinances (for example, charging for fire runs, hazardous material incidents, police calls, or imposing extra fees on drunken driver or moving vehicle citations, etc.) for the following services? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Revenue | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q18aThinking about any important aspects of the cost recovery policies/ordinances used in your jurisdiction (e.g., cost savings, collection issues, public satisfaction), overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the use of cost recovery for each of the following services? Fire services

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Revenue | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q18bThinking about any important aspects of the cost recovery policies/ordinances used in your jurisdiction (e.g., cost savings, collection issues, public satisfaction), overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the use of cost recovery for each of the following services? Law enforcement

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Revenue | Police services
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Fall 2015Q18cThinking about any important aspects of the cost recovery policies/ordinances used in your jurisdiction (e.g., cost savings, collection issues, public satisfaction), overall, would you say you have been generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the use of cost recovery for each of the following services? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Revenue | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q19aThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Arson

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q19bThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Wildfires

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q19cThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Other fires

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q19dThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Hazardous material incidents

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q19eThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Traffic accidents

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q19fThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Other medical emergencies

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q19gThinking about fire and medical issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Distance to the nearest hospital

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | 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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q22aThinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Violent crimes (e.g., rape, assault, homicide, etc.)

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Police services
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Fall 2015Q22bThinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Property crimes (e.g., burglary, vandalism, identity theft, embezzlement, etc.)

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Police services
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Fall 2015Q22cThinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Drug crimes (e.g., possession, manufacturing, distribution, etc.)

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Police services
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Fall 2015Q22dThinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Public-order offenses (e.g., DUI, weapons violations, disorderly conduct, traffic violations, etc.)

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Police services
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Fall 2015Q22eThinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say the following are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Crime overall in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service demand | Police 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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27aTo 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 citizen task force that advises the law enforcement agency

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Citizen engagement | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27bTo 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? Conduct citizen satisfaction surveys

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Citizen engagement | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27cTo 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? Proactively make agency policies available for public review (e.g., on agency website)

Major Tags: services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Outreach | 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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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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 | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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Spring 2015Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
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Spring 2015Q4jComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
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Spring 2015Q4kComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service demand | Finances | Infrastructure
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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
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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
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Spring 2015Q5fNow, 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 public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
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Spring 2015Q5gNow, 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 infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
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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
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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
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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
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Spring 2015Q13aRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget surplus this year, in your opinion, what would be the highest priority for using any potential surplus (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to spend the budget surplus on public services or infrastructure, save that money for future use, use it to pay down any debt your jurisdiction may have, or reduce taxes? Majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | Taxes | services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q13bRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget surplus this year, in your opinion, what would be the highest priority for using any potential surplus (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to spend the budget surplus on public services or infrastructure, save that money for future use, use it to pay down any debt your jurisdiction may have, or reduce taxes? Majority of your jurisdiction's citizens would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | Taxes | services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q13cRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget surplus this year, in your opinion, what would be the highest priority for using any potential surplus (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to spend the budget surplus on public services or infrastructure, save that money for future use, use it to pay down any debt your jurisdiction may have, or reduce taxes? You personally in your role as a local official would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | Taxes | services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q14aNow, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget deficit this year, in your opinion, what would be the preferred method for eliminating any potential deficit (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to cut costs/services, increase taxes, use any savings your jurisdiction may have, or increase debt (if legally allowable)? Majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | Taxes | services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q14bNow, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget deficit this year, in your opinion, what would be the preferred method for eliminating any potential deficit (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to cut costs/services, increase taxes, use any savings your jurisdiction may have, or increase debt (if legally allowable)? Majority of your jurisdiction's citizens would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | Taxes | services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q14cNow, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget deficit this year, in your opinion, what would be the preferred method for eliminating any potential deficit (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to cut costs/services, increase taxes, use any savings your jurisdiction may have, or increase debt (if legally allowable)? You personally in your role as a local official would prefer to...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q31aThinking more broadly about transit options in your jurisdiction, which of the following, if any, are currently available to members of your community: Amtrak

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q31bThinking more broadly about transit options in your jurisdiction, which of the following, if any, are currently available to members of your community: Municipal, county-wide, or regional fixed-route bus service

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q31cThinking more broadly about transit options in your jurisdiction, which of the following, if any, are currently available to members of your community: Greyhound, Indian Trails, or other private bus service

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q31dThinking more broadly about transit options in your jurisdiction, which of the following, if any, are currently available to members of your community: Dial-a-ride/on-demand para-transit service

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q31eThinking more broadly about transit options in your jurisdiction, which of the following, if any, are currently available to members of your community: Taxi service

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q31fThinking more broadly about transit options in your jurisdiction, which of the following, if any, are currently available to members of your community: Van pool service

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q32aIn your opinion, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say the following groups are regarding the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: The elderly or disabled

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q32bIn your opinion, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say the following groups are regarding the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Young people (35 years and younger)

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q32cIn your opinion, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say the following groups are regarding the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Employers, employees, and job seekers

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q32dIn your opinion, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say the following groups are regarding the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Visitors and tourists

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q32eIn your opinion, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say the following groups are regarding the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q32fIn your opinion, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say the following groups are regarding the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: You personally in your role as a local official

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q33aWhich of the following factors, if any, do you believe contribute to local dissatisfaction with the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Routes, frequency, coverage, etc.

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q33bWhich of the following factors, if any, do you believe contribute to local dissatisfaction with the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Cost

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q33cWhich of the following factors, if any, do you believe contribute to local dissatisfaction with the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Reliability

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q33dWhich of the following factors, if any, do you believe contribute to local dissatisfaction with the transit options currently available in your jurisdiction: Connectivity to other communities

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34aWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? Public demand

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34bWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? Operation and maintenance costs

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34cWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? Availability of state or federal funding

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34dWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? Availability of local funding

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34eWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? The influence of persistent community leaders/organizers

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34fWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? Concern over traffic congestion

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q34gWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging expansion of transit in jurisdictions across the state. To what degree would you say the following have been encouraging or discouraging the development of transit within your jurisdiction? Your jurisdiction's relationship with neighboring jurisdictions (for interjurisdictional service)

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall 2014q35Some people think a well-functioning transit system is important to communities in a variety of ways, such as for economic development, environmental sustainability, residents' mobility, etc. Others do not. How important, if at all, do you think a well-functioning transit system is to the overall needs of your jurisdiction?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q11aWe're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Local governments in our county generally make reasonable requests of the county road commission/road department. [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
see tables
Spring 2014Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2014Q4jComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2014Q4kComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
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 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 2014Q5fNow, 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 public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2014Q5gNow, 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 infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
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 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 | Land use planning
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Spring 2014Q36fNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Department of Human services

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Fall 2013Q5aIn general, to what extent do you believe the following types of regulatory policies should be strengthened or eased: Regulations on runoff from stormwater sewers and streets.

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Water
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Fall 2013Q5bIn general, to what extent do you believe the following types of regulatory policies should be strengthened or eased: Regulations on runoff from farms and the agricultural sector.

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Water
see tables
Fall 2013Q5cIn general, to what extent do you believe the following types of regulatory policies should be strengthened or eased: Regulations on waste water systems' overflow release.

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Water
see tables
Fall 2013Q5dIn general, to what extent do you believe the following types of regulatory policies should be strengthened or eased: Regulations on septic system inspections and maintenance.

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Water
see tables
Fall 2013Q5eIn general, to what extent do you believe the following types of regulatory policies should be strengthened or eased: Regulations to limit water diversion from the Great Lakes.

Major Tags: services | Infrastructure | Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | The Great Lakes | Water
see tables
Fall 2013Q32eNow thinking in general, not specifically about Detroit, when a jurisdiction goes through bankruptcy, difficult decisions and trade-offs have to be made about ways of addressing the jurisdiction's debt. Although conditions in individual jurisdictions will vary, in your opinion, what priority should ultimately be given to the following possible actions in the course of bankruptcy: Cuts to, or privatization of, some public services to reduce costs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Bankruptcy
see tables
Spring 2013Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2013Q4jComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2013Q4kComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
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 2013Q5fNow, 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 public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2013Q5gNow, 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 infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
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 2013Q16aDoes your jurisdiction currently have a Police union?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Workforce conditions | Police services | Unions
see tables
Spring 2013Q16bDoes your jurisdiction currently have a Fire union?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Workforce conditions | Fire services | Unions
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 2013Q39aSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's current fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Fiscal health | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39bSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's future fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Fiscal health | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
see tables
Spring 2013Q39cSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's current quality of life?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
see tables
Spring 2013Q39dSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's future quality of life?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
see tables
Spring 2013Q43fSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for economic development or any other purpose? Assistance for entrepreneurs and/or small businesses (e.g., incubator space, services, etc.).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Fall 2012Q28aTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable online payment for taxes, services, fees, fines, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Technology
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Fall 2012Q28bTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable online requests for services that your jurisdiction is responsible for delivering

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Spring 2012Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2012Q4jComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2012Q4kComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
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 2012Q5fNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2012Q5gNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
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
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 2012Q34aMichigan's local jurisdictions currently have constraints on certain kinds of revenue growth (for example, the Headlee Amendment and Proposal A). Thinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction, if the economy improves over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to: maintain the current package of services your jurisdiction provides

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | servicesm State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q34bMichigan's local jurisdictions currently have constraints on certain kinds of revenue growth (for example, the Headlee Amendment and Proposal A). Thinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction, if the economy improves over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to: improve or add more services, if they are necessary or desired

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | services | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
see tables
Spring 2012Q45aFirst, in your opinion, how good of a job does your local K-12 education system do in preparing students for college, the job market in your region, and jobs in the global economy: College

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | Human capital | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q45bFirst, in your opinion, how good of a job does your local K-12 education system do in preparing students for college, the job market in your region, and jobs in the global economy: The job market in your region

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | Human capital | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q45cFirst, in your opinion, how good of a job does your local K-12 education system do in preparing students for college, the job market in your region, and jobs in the global economy: Jobs in the global economy

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | Human capital | K12 education
see tables
Spring 2012Q46aIn your opinion, how do students in your community compare with others in the state in terms of: Elementary school achievement

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q46bIn your opinion, how do students in your community compare with others in the state in terms of: High school achievement

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q46cIn your opinion, how do students in your community compare with others in the state in terms of: College enrollment

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q47aFor your community, what impact do you believe the following strategies, programs, or laws have had-or would have-on the academic achievement of K-12 students: Charter Schools

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q47bFor your community, what impact do you believe the following strategies, programs, or laws have had-or would have-on the academic achievement of K-12 students: The Michigan Merit Curriculum

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q47cFor your community, what impact do you believe the following strategies, programs, or laws have had-or would have-on the academic achievement of K-12 students: Rigorous teacher evaluation based on student performance

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q47dFor your community, what impact do you believe the following strategies, programs, or laws have had-or would have-on the academic achievement of K-12 students: Cyberschools or other forms of virtual learning

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q47eFor your community, what impact do you believe the following strategies, programs, or laws have had-or would have-on the academic achievement of K-12 students: No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q47fFor your community, what impact do you believe the following strategies, programs, or laws have had-or would have-on the academic achievement of K-12 students: Another school accountability system (instead of No Child Left Behind)

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2012Q48Are you familiar with the high school graduation requirements included in the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) that was adopted several years ago?

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
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Spring 2011Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2011Q4jComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2011Q4kComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
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 2011Q5fNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2011Q5gNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual infrastructure spending

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14dWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of citizens

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14eWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of businesses or business groups

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14fWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of neighboring governments

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14gWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of your jurisdiction's elected officials

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

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Workforce
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14iWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: The influence of a persistent community leader/organizer

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14jWhich 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: State laws

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State policies | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14kWhich 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: Labor contracts in your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14lWhich 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: Labor contracts in other jurisdictions

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14mWhich 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: Tax structures

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14nWhich 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: Upfront / transition costs of implementing new collaborative agreements

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14oWhich 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: Compatibility of accounting and budgeting systems

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14pWhich 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: Availability of facilitators or other outside experts

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14qWhich 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: Trust between jurisdictions

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Fall 2010Q14rWhich 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: Compatibility of culture, values, expectations among partnering jurisdictions

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables
Spring 2010Q4bComparing 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: Revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2010Q4hComparing 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: Public safety needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2010Q4iComparing 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: Infrastructure needs

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
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 2010Q5fNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2010Q5gNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Actual infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
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 2010Q33In general, do you agree or disagree with the idea of tying state revenue sharing to certain base-level local services while allowing local governments to raise additional taxes for additional services?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Taxes | Finances | Taxes and revenues
see tables
Fall 2009Q8aIn your opinion, how good of a job does your local K-12 education system do in preparing students for college, the job market in your region, and jobs in the global economy: College

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | Human capital | K12 education
see tables
Fall 2009Q8bIn your opinion, how good of a job does your local K-12 education system do in preparing students for college, the job market in your region, and jobs in the global economy: The job market in your region

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | Human capital | K12 education
see tables
Fall 2009Q8cIn your opinion, how good of a job does your local K-12 education system do in preparing students for college, the job market in your region, and jobs in the global economy: Jobs in the global economy

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | Human capital | K12 education
see tables
Fall 2009Q9a In your opinion, how do students in your community compare with others in the state in terms of elementary school achievement, high school achievement, and college enrollment: Elementary school achievement

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
see tables
Fall 2009Q9b In your opinion, how do students in your community compare with others in the state in terms of elementary school achievement, high school achievement, and college enrollment: High school achievement

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
see tables
Fall 2009Q9c In your opinion, how do students in your community compare with others in the state in terms of elementary school achievement, high school achievement, and college enrollment: College enrollment

Major Tags: services | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Education | K12 education
see tables
Spring 2009Q5bComparing 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: revenue from fees for services, licenses, transfers, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Revenues
see tables
Spring 2009Q5gComparing 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: public safety needs.

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2009Q5hComparing 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: infrastructure needs.

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service demand | Infrastructure
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
Spring 2009Q6kNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: actual infrastructure spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Infrastructure
see tables
Spring 2009Q6lNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: actual public safety spending

Major Tags: services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Public safety
see tables
Spring 2009Q20cIs your jurisdiction currently involved in any of the following types of intergovernmental or regional efforts: Police services

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

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Fire services | Intergoverrnmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
see tables

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