Importance of Planning

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* 1. How did you find out about this survey?  Select all that apply

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* 2. Which of the following options describe your connection to Portland?  Select all that apply

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* 3. If you live in Portland, how long have you been here?

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* 4. If you are not a Portland resident, please tell us where you live.

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* 5. What would you say are the top three most appealing characteristics of Portland?  PICK ONLY THREE

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* 6. Overall, how do you rate quality of life in Portland?

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* 7. How do you rate Portland's overall quality of life compared with each of the following?

  Much Better Somewhat Better About the Same Somewhat Worse Much Worse
Other Cities in Sumner County
Tennessee as a Whole
Nation as a Whole

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* 8. In thinking about Portland's future, how concerned are you about the following issues?

  Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not very concerned Not concerned at all
Jobs and the Economy
Traffic Congestion
Garbage and Recycling
Flooding or other Natural Disasters
Housing Affordability
Crime and Public Safety
Schools and Education
Pollution and Environmental Quality

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* 9. How much confidence do you have in local leaders to prepare the city for the future?

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* 10. How important is it to you that the city government have a formal plan to prepare for new growth and development?

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* 11. The city is about to embark on the first city-wide comprehensive growth plan. How important is it for the new plan to address the following goals?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important Not Sure
Increase job opportunities
Expand access to parks and recreation
Identify areas of the city for targeted growth
Ensure access to housing that is affordable
Improve or expand public utilities
Conserve surrounding open space and farmland
Improve transportation options
Implement standards for the aesthetic design of development
Protect the quality of the natural environmental
Create more retail opportunities
Create a welcoming and inclusive community
Preserve historic character

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* 13. As you have traveled throughout Tennessee and the nation, have you come across other communities that you consider to be a good representation of your vision for Portland?

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* 14. What THREE words or phrases immediately come to mind when you think about the CHALLENGES ahead for Portland?

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* 15. What THREE words or phrases immediately come to mind when you think about the OPPORTUNITIES ahead for Portland?

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* 16. Select all the ways in which you would be willing to participate in the planning process.

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* 17. What is your preferred contact information for future updates?

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