Kalamazoo County Government believes that resident input is an important component of the budget evaluation process and appreciates the valuable feedback provided by our residents in assessing our priorities. The first resident budget survey was completed in 2018 with the goal of continuing to improve upon the survey each year while educating and garnering feedback from County residents.

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* 1. Overall, do you feel that Kalamazoo County Government is headed in a positive direction?

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* 2. Consider each Kalamazoo County Government provided service below. Please tell us if the County performs these services better than required, adequately, inadequately or if you have not utilized the service:

  Better than required Adequately Inadequately Have Not Used
Providing public health services such as immunization clinics, tracking infectious diseases, home visits and health screenings
Providing environmental health services such as food service inspections, sewage & well evaluations, public swimming pools inspections and body art facility inspections
Providing older adult services such as Medicaid/Medicare assistance, elder abuse awareness and prevention education, healthy living programs and choices for independence counseling
Communicating with residents about County provided services
Providing animal control services such as dog licensing, pet adoption and impounding stray animals
Providing access to vital records such as birth, death, marriage, business names, military discharges, notary public commissions county ID's and concealed weapons permits
Providing access to land records such as deeds and mortgage liens
Responding to flooding threats to property associated with County drains
Providing civil, criminal and traffic court services
Natural or man-made emergency preparedness communication and education
Providing police road patrol services such as responding to complaints, calls for service and engaging in traffic enforcement activities

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* 3. If you answered inadequately to any of the above, please describe why you answered that way?

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* 4. How would you rate your awareness of Kalamazoo County Government services?

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* 5. Kalamazoo County has set goals to decrease energy use, reduce utility costs, reduce pollution, and enhance accessibility using sustainable practices.  How important is it for the County to prioritize these goals in the 2022 budget?

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* 6. Kalamazoo County seeks solutions to improve automation, enable more digital resident experiences, modernize critical government systems and inform the public.  How important do you feel it is for the County to prioritize these items in the 2022 budget?

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* 7. In 2018, voters approved a tax to provide education, safety, dignity, independence, home services, and healthy living programs to residents age 60 and older.  Please share any gaps you believe are not addressed.

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* 8. In 2020, voters approved expanding the existing housing tax to provide rental subsidies, permanent housing, and related supportive services for residents.  These taxes will first appear on tax bills in December of 2021.  What types of rental assistance, housing, and supportive services do you believe are needed?

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* 9. How could the County adjust our priorities for the next year to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for County residents?

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* 10. If you could select one County government activity as the most essential, which would you choose?

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* 11. If you could select one Kalamazoo County service as a top priority for 2022, which service would you choose and why?

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* 12. What year were you born?

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* 13. In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 49007)

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* 14. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)

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* 15. What is your gender identity?

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