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* 1. We wish to understand what you value about life in Great Bend.  Please mark the response that best describes your level of agreement with the statements below.

  Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
Over the past 10 years, Great Bend has become a better place to live.
I feel safe in my community.
Great Bend has good employment opportunities for its residents.
Great Bend residents would support new retail business.
Citizens in Great Bend have adequate choices for affordable housing.
City residents have adequate leisure opportunities (sports, parks, cultural events, museums).
Great Bend residents welcome and accept citizens of every age, background, and place of residence.
City government effectively addresses community problems.
I am optimistic about the future of Great Bend.
City government acts with transparency.
City government acts in an ethical manner.

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* 2. Please identify the five most important concerns that City leaders need to address.

  1st Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important 4th Most Important 5th Most Important
Needs of senior citizens.
Public transportation.
Shortage of good paying jobs.
Lack of business and industry.
Affordable housing.
Dilapidated housing.
Downtown preservation.
Lack of retail services.
Poverty among children/families.
Illegal drug use/prescription drug abuse.
Lack of quality restaurants.
Lack of planning/zoning/code enforcement.
Lack of activities for youth.
Maintenance of city roads.
Promotion of tourism.
Maintaining a small town way of life.
Historic preservation.
Keeping local taxes down.

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* 3. The City would like to find out how citizens feel about the quality of service delivered by the City.  What grade would you give each area of service?

  A B C D F
Elected officials
Police department
Fire department
Water treatment
Streets
Parks and recreation
Communication - social media and website
Airport
Municipal court
Code enforcement
Demolition of vacant structures
Animal control

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* 4. If increased funding was required, which of the following priorities would you support being addressed?

  Support Unsure Do Not Support
Provide recycling program.
Attraction of new businesses for job creation.
Increased affordable housing.
Removal of dilapidated housing.
Improved downtown revitalization and development.
Increased code enforcement (removal of weeds, junk vehicles, clean up).
Increased activities for young people.
Additional maintenance of city roads and sidewalks.
Improvement of parks.
Extension of fiber optics to residential areas for internet access.

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* 5. How long have you lived in Great Bend?

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* 6. What year were you born?

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* 7. Please indicate your gender.

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* 8. Please indicate your employment status.

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* 9. Please indicate your total household income.

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