Survey on Collier County Natural Resource Issues
1. Survey on Collier County Natural Resource Issues
The League of Women Voters of Collier County is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government. We neither endorse nor oppose any candidate or political party. After study we do take positions on issues of importance. Protection of natural resources and the role of government in that protection have been of long standing concern to the League. It is with regards to that role of local government in the protection of natural resources that the League will be presenting a report to the community in April. As part of that report, we invite the public to participate in a survey. The results will be shared at the forum in April.
The Board of Collier County Commissioners conducted surveys in 2007 and 2005 to gauge the quality of the job being done by local government. There were two questions asked which addressed growth. The questions and results are as follows:
1. The County Commission is doing a better job of managing growth today than it was 5 years ago:
2007: 46% disagree, 27% no opinion & 27% agree
2005: 40% disagree, 27% no opinion & 32% agree
2. As a place to live, Collier County is better now than it was 5 years ago:
2007: 44% disagree, 20% no opinion & 36% agree
2005: 32% disagree, 20% no opinion & 46% agree
While there may be many reasons why Collier County residents are less pleased with the direction of Collier County, this survey is designed to address the role of the Board of Collier County Commissioners in managing growth from an environmental standpoint.
On a scale of 1-5 (one is the lowest, five the highest), how would you rate the Collier County Commissioners on the following:
(Note we are the last jurisdiction in SWFL to look at this. The industry wants to pass a bill at the state level that would make this impossible unless a County already has such a law on the books.)
Join us at the Norris Center, 7:00 PM on April 24 to hear the survey results.
For more information contact Bonnie Michaels, firstname.lastname@example.org, (239) 596-9135.