Home Rule Charter Study Commission Citizen Survey

In November of 2019, the City voters approved a question to study the existing form of government and to consider the advisability of the adoption of a new charter that would change the structure of the local government.   In order to assist and inform the Home Rule Charter Study Commission’s process, we request that you respond to the following short survey that is designed to gather information from residents of the City about their local government.

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* 1. Are you a resident of the City:

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* 2. If you are a resident, please enter your address.

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* 3. What characteristics are most important to you for your City government? Please rank from most important (1) to least important (7).

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* 4. If you have a question, complaint, or request for service, how would you prefer to submit it:

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* 5. Who in City government currently is most responsive to your requests for service and complaints:

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* 6. How effectively has the City responded to your requests for service and/or complaints in the past?

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* 7. Currently, New Castle has five (5) Council members. Which response best reflects your opinion?

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* 8. Currently, the Mayor and the City Council members are elected “at large.” Three methods for electing City Councilmembers are shown below. Which do you favor?

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* 9. Real Estate and Earned Income taxes are the two primary sources of City income.  Recognizing that no one likes to pay taxes, which of the following is the better revenue source for generating revenue to provide critical services like police, fire, snow removal, etc.      

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* 10. Home Rule Charters assign substantial administrative authority to a single position. What position in the government should have primary authority for overseeing all departments and the day to day City operation?

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* 11. Please provide any other comments related to the development of the City’s Home Rule Charter.

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