Quality Community Objective Survey
Please take a few moments to complete this survey about your community.  The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and will assist with addressing important issues in the region.
 
Economic Prosperity
 
1.

We encourage development or expansion of businesses and industries that meet the job skills for our community? 

Yes
No
2.

We encourage development or expansion of business and industries that meet the needs of a diverse local workforce?

Yes
No
Resource Management
 
3.

We promote the efficient use of natural resources?

Yes
No
4.

We identify and protect environmentally sensitive areas of the community?

Yes
No
5.

We promote energy efficiency and renewable energy sources and encourage green building?

Yes
No
Efficient Land Use
 
6.

We maximize the use of existing infrastructure by encouraging development or redevelopment closer to the downtown area of the community?

Yes
No
7.

We maintain open space in agriculture, forestry, or conservation uses? 

Yes
No
Local Preparedness
 
8.

We use infrastructure (roads, water, sewer) to support or direct new growth?

Yes
No
9.
We have ordinances or regulations to manage the growth we desire?
Yes
No
10.

We have leadership and staff capable of responding to opportunities and managing new challenges?

Yes
No
11.

We have leadership that can respond to a disaster and take the necessary steps to safeguard the community? 

Yes
No
Sense of Place
 
12.

Our downtown is the focal point of our community? 

Yes
No
13.
Our downtown has sidewalks and is a mixture of businesses, residential, and cultural areas? 
Yes
No
Regional Cooperation
 
14.
We share one or more services with neighboring jurisdictions? 
Yes
No
15.

We work with other governments on joint projects that result in greater efficiency and less cost to citizens? 

Yes
No
Housing
 
16.

We have a range of safe, affordable housing for all income levels?

Yes
No
17.

We encourage the development of a variety of housing types, sizes and costs? 

Yes
No
18.

We have a written housing plan or housing strategy?

Yes
No
19.
Our zoning ordinances have a provision that requires developers to make a percentage of housing units in new residential developments available to low and moderate-income households? 
Yes
No
Transportation 
 
20.
We have sidewalks in our neighborhoods?
Yes
No
21.
We provide safe ways for residents to walk and bicycle throughout the community? 
Yes
No
22.

Does your community have public transportation?

Yes
No
23.
We have speed humps, neighborhood traffic circles and narrow roadways in our communities to reduce traffic and speed?
Yes
No
Education
 
24.

We have access to schools, colleges, or universities in our community to enable all residents to improve their job skills or further their education? 

Yes
No
25.

We have a graduation rate of 70% or more?

Yes
No
26.

We prepare our students for the workforce by training them for jobs available in our communities? 

Yes
No
Community Health
 
27.

We have access to critical goods and services such as gas, food, and healthcare?

Yes
No
28.

We have services in our community for the disabled and elderly residents?

Yes
No
29.

We have access to programs and services that promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle?

Yes
No
30.

We have access to recreational facilities such as parks, gymnasiums, fitness centers, etc...?

Yes
No