MPPS questionnaires

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Questionnaire Policy Issues
Spring 2021 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); local government use of online technology; Michigan's new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission; job approval evaluations for Governor, Michigan Legislature, President, and U.S. Congress; right direction vs. wrong track for state, and country; civic  discourse; the state of democracy; confidence in institutions
Spring 2020 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; election administration and security; Michigan's new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission; the 2020 U.S. Census; job approval evaluations for Governor, Michigan Legislature, President, and U.S. Congress; right direction vs. wrong track for state, and country; trust in government; the state of democracy
MiLES (Fall 2019) Regulation and siting of energy infrastructure on public and private property; governments’ engagement with citizens and businesses on energy issues; planning and/or zoning regarding energy; local electric vehicle (EV) policies; local renewable energy goals or requirements; energy use in public and private buildings and the use of audits; the Michigan Uniform Energy Code and code enforcement; collaboration on energy and sustainability policies; climate change
Spring 2019 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; most important problem facing community; next economic recession; opioids; energy issues; 2020 U.S. Census; job approval evaluations for Governor, Michigan Legislature, President, and U.S. Congress; right direction vs. wrong track for state and country
Spring 2018 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; community poverty; local government relationships; medical marijuana; job approval evaluations for Governor, Michigan Legislature, President, and U.S. Congress; right direction vs. wrong track for own jurisdiction, state, and country
Fall 2017 Land-use planning and zoning; housing; performance measurement and management
Spring 2017 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; election administration; local government workforce; job approval evaluations for Governor, Michigan Legislature, various state agencies, President, and U.S. Congress; right direction vs. wrong track for state and country
Fall 2016 Relationship between the State & local governments; emergency manager law; citizen engagement
Spring 2016 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; package of services provided and trade-off with taxes; system of funding local government; drinking water issues and infrastructure; property tax appeals; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; right direction vs. wrong track for state
Fall 2015 Public safety issues: police services; police-community relations; fire services; emergency medical services
Spring 2015 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; retiree health care; pensions; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction
Fall 2014 Road issues: road conditions, maintenance, funding; private roads; complete streets; transit; relations with and evaluation of county road commissions; state and local government ethics
Spring 2014 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; privatization; GFOA-recommended financial policies; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature, state agencies; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction; ballot proposals: citizen referenda, part-time legislature
Fall 2013 Energy and environmental issues: the Great Lakes, wind power, fracking, energy sources, environmental sustainability; Detroit bankruptcy
Spring 2013 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; retiree health care; public sector unions and negotiations; right-to-work legislation; property tax exemptions; placemaking economic development; entrepreneurship; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature, state agencies; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction; trust in government
Fall 2012 Citizen engagement, including technology related issues
Spring 2012 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; public sector unions and negotiations; package of services provided and trade-off with taxes; system of funding local government; personal property tax; emergency manager law; k-12 education; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature, state agencies; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction
Fall 2011 Performance measurement and management, use of data in decision-making; economic vitality incentive program; dashboards
Spring 2011 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; employee compensation; retiree health care; pensions; special tax authorities (DDAs, Brownfield authorities, etc.); tax charge backs by county government; emergency manager law; performance measurement and management; dashboards; federal stimulus package; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction
Fall 2010 Inter-governmental cooperation, consolidation, service sharing; local government environmental leadership, energy efficiency, global warming
Spring 2010 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; employee compensation; retiree health care; pensions; trade-offs between services and taxes; economic gardening; revenue sharing and local tax authority; independent redistricting commission; U.S. Census; federal stimulus package
Fall 2009 Workforce development; k-12 and higher education; brain drain; MI Public Act 312 (public safety union negotiations); state constitutional convention; term limits; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; federal stimulus package
Spring 2009 Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; most important problem; economic development; placemaking; trust in government; inter-governmental cooperation; land-use planning; federal stimulus package