Community Survey

Please help plan for the future of Fairfield, Iowa, by completing this community survey.  As part of the Fairfield Comprehensive Plan, entitled Fairfield Forever, the City is asking residents to complete this brief survey. The responses to this survey will help the City of Fairfield understand the community's vision for Fairfield in the year 2040 and beyond!

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* 1. Do you live in Fairfield?

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* 2. In which category is your age?

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* 3. How long have you lived in Fairfield?

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your place of employment?

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* 5. Do you work in Fairfield or outside of Fairfield?

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* 6. What are the three most important reasons you choose to live in Fairfield?

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* 7. How would you rate your quality of life in Fairfield on a scale from 1 (very low) to 10 (very high)?

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* 8. Over time, you expect the quality of life in Fairfield to:

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* 9. Please indicate the changes you think would improve the quality of life in Fairfield (Please select up to 3).

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* 10. What type of housing is most needed in Fairfield?

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* 11. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield needs more affordable multi-family housing such as apartments."

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* 12. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield needs more affordable entry-level, owner-occupied housing such as small single-family homes or townhomes/rowhouses."

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* 13. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield should explore alternative housing strategies such as co-housing or co-operative housing options."

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* 14. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield should adopt a uniform building code and inspection program for new construction."

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* 15. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield should increase its regulation and inspection of rental housing."

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* 16. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City should require new buildings to be built with a very high energy efficiency."

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* 17. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "Sidewalks should be installed throughout the City and all new development should be required to construct sidewalks along all streets."

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* 18. For the following question, state your level of agreement. "There is adequate parking in the downtown."

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* 19. The City needs more of the following:

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* 20. The City of Fairfield needs more of the following recreational amenities:

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* 21. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield should continue to plan and invest in future growth and development to expand the size, population and economy of the community."

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* 22. How would you describe the availability of places to shop and dine in Fairfield?

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* 23. How would you describe the availability of employment opportunities in Fairfield?

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* 24. How often do you leave Fairfield to shop?

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* 25. How often do you leave Fairfield to dine out?

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* 26. Please indicate your level of agreement to the following statement: "Fairfield is a good place to start a business."

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* 27. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield should conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of creating a municipal electrical utility."

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* 28. Do you believe Fairfield should commit additional tax dollars to attract and retain employment opportunities for the City?

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* 29. What amenities do you consider when choosing a place to live?

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* 30. For the following statement, please indicate your level of agreement. "The City of Fairfield should construct more bike lanes and designate more streets as shared bike lanes." 

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* 31. Five years from now, do you still plan on living in Fairfield?

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* 32. Based on your response to the previous question, what might change your answer?

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* 33. What is missing in Fairfield?

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* 34. In what type of dwelling do you live?

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* 35. Have you ever considered leaving Fairfield

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* 36. If you answered yes to the previous question, what were your reasons?

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