Citizen participation in protecting our community...

100% of survey complete.

This survey is intended for City of Santa Cruz residents.

We are asking residents to help us update our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan identifies risks from natural disasters. Our goal is to reduce the risks and vulnerabilities to disasters when they occur. When the Plan is adopted by the state and FEMA the City can compete for grant funding to help prevent and reduce risks and vulnerabilities in neighborhoods throughout the city. Help us work towards a safer and more resilient community by responding to this survey. Your comments are welcomed and encouraged.

The current plan can be found at the following website:

* 1. Do you own property in the City of Santa Cruz?

* 2. Do you work in the City of Santa Cruz but live elsewhere?

* 3. Do you own/operate a business in the City of Santa Cruz?

* 4. Where do you live in the City of Santa Cruz?

* 5. Are you a full-time or part-time resident? If part-time, please explain below.

* 6. Do you work in the City of Santa Cruz?

* 7. Which of the following hazards have you or your family experienced in the City of Santa Cruz in the last 20 years. (Check all that apply)

* 8. How prepared is your household for natural hazard event?

* 9. How concerned are you about the possibility of your neighborhood and the community being impacted by a natural hazard event?

* 10. What steps has your household taken to prepare for a natural hazard event? (Check all that apply)

* 11. How concerned are you about the following natural hazards affecting the City of Santa Cruz? (Check a response for each hazard)

  Not Concerned Somewhat Concerned Concerned
Dam/Levee failure
Severe weather
Wildland fire
Coastal erosion

* 12. Which of the following methods do you feel are the most effective ways to provide hazard and disaster information in the City of Santa Cruz? (Check all that apply)

* 13. Which of the following incentives would encourage you to spend money to retrofit your home to protect against natural disasters? (Check all that apply)

* 14. Please indicate your age range:

* 15. Please indicate the primary languages spoken in your household (Check all that apply)

* 16. Please indicate your gender:

* 17. How long have you lived in the City of Santa Cruz?

* 18. Do you have regular access to the Internet?

* 19. Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with natural hazards in your community that you think are important?

* 20. Are there additional comments that you would like to address that were not contained in this survey?