Public Opinion Survey

The following public opinion survey is designed to give residents and business owners an opportunity to voice opinions on various topics in the community.  The survey results will be reviewed by the City and used to guide the direction of the Comprehensive Plan.

Thank you in advance for your participation.            

* 1. How old are you?

* 2. How long have you lived or owned property in Cornelia?

* 3. Do you have children under the age of 16?

* 4. Which of the categories describes you? (Select all that apply)

* 5. How important are the following for making Cornelia a desirable place to live, work, and visit?

  Important Not Important Does not apply
Beauty of the City
Senior citizens services
The quality of schools
Festivals, museums, arts, etc.
Parks, trails, hiking, etc.)
Quality/pace of life
Affordability of property and homes

* 6. Do you know how your property and neighboring properties are zoned, and what types of development the City allows in your area?

* 7. Please rank the following environmental topics based on how important you feel they are.
(rank 1-6 with 1 being most important)

* 8. Please rank the following recreational public facilities in accordance with how important you feel they are for the City.
(rank 1-6 with 1 being most important)

* 9. Please rate your level of satisfaction with each of the following public services or facilities:

  Satisfied Dissatisfied No Opinion
Trash pickup
Stormwater drainage systems
Cleanliness of public spaces
Traffic congestion
Fire department response time
Police department response time
Traffic laws enforcement
Street and road signage
Disaster/emergency planning
Code enforcement / yard maintenance
Condition of streets
City Hall

* 10. How much of a priority do you feel the following issues are for the City of Cornelia?

  High Priority Low Priority Not a Priority
Beautification of public areas
Downtown revitalization
Historic preservation
Arts and theater
Public transportation
Plan for future development
Restaurants and shopping options
Sidewalks and trails
Preservation of natural areas
Parks and recreation
Attracting and keeping small businesses

* 11. How close is the nearest park to your home?

* 12. Do you think the City need more, less, or the same amount of the following types of housing?

  More Less Same Don't Know
Single-family residential
Town homes
Mobile homes

* 13. Do you think the City should allow the following types of residential development?

  Yes No No Opinion
Homes on smaller lots
Reuse of vacant buildings for apartments and townhomes
Apartments and townhomes mixed with commercial space
Residential growth should be limited

* 14. Do you feel there is a need for more of the following special housing in the City?

  More Less Same No Opinion
Housing for young couples/families
Housing for low-moderate income workers
Retirement communities (55+)
Housing for disabled or individuals with special needs
Assisted Living

* 15. Please rank which commercial businesses you feel are needed most in the City? (rank 1-5 with 1 being needed most)

* 16. What do you think about sidewalks and trails in the City?

* 17. Would you be in favor of setting aside portions of land as permanently protected open space/parks as part of new developments?

* 18. What is your favorite place in the City?

* 19. What is the greatest challenge facing Cornelia that the City should plan for in the next 20 years?