Share your thoughts with us and submit the survey for a chance to win a gift from a local business!

The City of Manning is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The Plan is a document that will help guide Manning’s future development while promoting a more livable community for residents. This survey is one of the ways to obtain public input. Citizen input is critical for creating a relevant and actionable plan that is reflective of residents’ ideas and opinions. There are eight categories of questions on a wide range of topics. Your survey responses will be kept confidential. The estimated time to complete the survey is 15 minutes.

* 1. Please tell us your age.

* 2. Which race/ethnicity do you identify with?

* 3. Are you male or female?

* 4. Where is your primary connection to the City of Manning?

* 5. What most influenced your decision to live in Manning? (Please choose up to two.)

* 6. Rank the following items in terms of importance for Manning’s future (with 1 being the most important and 10 being least important).

* 7. Rank the following items in terms of what, if anything, you would change about Manning (with 1 needing most change and 7 needing least change).

* 8. Mark your level of agreement with the goal options for the City of Manning.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
Maintain the small-town atmosphere
Protect the natural environment
Encourage mixed-use development - mix of retail, office, and residential
Encourage a pedestrian and bike friendly community
Promote cultural venues and activities
Reinforce town center as the central commercial district
Promote significant growth and development
Create an urban atmosphere
Develop more green space and recreation opportunities
Encourage single-family residential and limit multi-family development
Promote beautification throughout the city
Develop more leisure activities and spaces for teenagers
Promote the city as a senior-friendly community
Connect Manning to Lake Marion and enhance its tourist appeal
Promote Manning as a safe, family-oriented community
Encourage small business development

* 9. Rank the following housing needs as Very Important, Important, or Not Important.

  Very Important Important Not Important
Affordable housing
Market-rate housing
Luxury housing
For 1st time home buyers
For seniors
Rental housing
Mixed housing (houses, condos, apartments, etc in same neighborhood)

* 10. What role should the Manning City Government play in regards to housing?

* 11. Are any of the following housing topics problems in the City of Manning? (Please choose up to two)

* 12. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with these transportation conditions in Manning.

  Very Dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very Satisfied N/A
Condition of streets
Availability of sidewalks
Condition of existing sidewalks
Availability of bike lanes
Public transit access
Road safety
Pedestrian safety

* 13. What transportation options would most benefit Manning?

* 14. What do you think would most support future economic development in Manning? (Please choose up to two)

* 15. What types of job opportunities are needed in Manning?

* 16. What do you see as major barriers in Manning to finding and holding a job? (Please choose up to two)

* 17. What would most improve Downtown Manning? (Please choose up to two)

* 18. What, if any, are your environmental concerns in Manning? (Please choose up to two)

* 19. What can the City do to better address environmental concerns?

* 20. How often do you visit the parks in the city?

* 21. If you answered Never or Rarely, please explain why.

* 22. How would you rate the City’s existing parks (Rex Josey, Memorial, Bellwood, Gibbons Street, Pocataligo, Lula Clark Gardens)?

* 23. If you selected “Fair” or “Poor”, please describe your concern.

* 24. Rank the following recreational facilities in terms of what would add to the quality of life in Manning (with 1 being most important and 10 being least important).

* 25. What type of land use does Manning need more of?

* 26. On a scale of 1 – 5 (1 = very dissatisfied and 5 = very satisfied), please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following utilities and services.

  1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Street lighting
Sewer service
Stormwater drainage
Water quality
Trash pickup
Public Works responsiveness

* 27. On a scale of 1 – 5 (1 = very dissatisfied and 5 = very satisfied), please indicate your level of satisfaction with these services.

  1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Police responsiveness
Frequency of police patrols
Overall level of service by police
Fire protection service
Fire protection response time

* 28. If you have any additional thoughts or feedback about topics addressed in this survey or about other topics, please feel free to leave your comments in the space below.

* 29. Please provide your name and email address so that we can contact you if you are selected to win a prize and so that we can provide you with updates about the Tomorrow Together plan.