Lexington is a vibrant, active and diverse community whose residents are invested in the Town's character and sense of community. In 1999, the 20/20 Committee was formed by the Town's three elected boards — the Selectmen, the School Committee, and the Planning Board — to engage a wide range of Lexington's citizens in developing a vision of Lexington's future that can guide the Town's decision making. The 20/20 Committee has regularly used community meetings, surveys, focus groups, and working groups on specific topics to formulate and refine a long-range vision for the Town. The vitality and legitimacy of our work has depended on the participation of thousands of residents.
This year, to keep the Town forward-looking, the 20/20 Committee, with support from the three elected boards, is again seeking citizen participation in identifying the aspects of our Town that are of greatest interest and concern. The results of this survey will be broadly shared with the Town's decision makers, and will guide both their decision-making and the 20/20 Committee in identifying areas deserving further review. We need your input to assure that our planning reflects the community’s shared vision. The Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, and the Planning Board are specifically hoping to use information from this survey to inform their understanding of community perspectives.
Please take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire. Be assured that your responses will be anonymous and that they will be kept confidential. Findings will be presented in terms of aggregated data, not individual responses. Your replies will help inform decision-making in our Town as we move toward the future.
PART ONE: For each item in the left-hand column of the following tables, please indicate (by clicking on the appropriate button for your response):
1) how important the item is to you in preserving or improving Lexington, 2) how you would rate the current performance of the Town with regard to the item, and 3) which item is most important to you within each list of items.