Where do you live?

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* 1. Where do you live?

How long have you lived in Sumter

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* 2. How long have you lived in Sumter

How would you rate these quality of life elements in Sumter? Please check the box that corresponds to your opinion:

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* 3. How would you rate these quality of life elements in Sumter? Please check the box that corresponds to your opinion:

  Excellent Good Fair Poor
Neighborhoods
Parks and Ballfields
Housing
Community Activities
Downtown
Sense of Community
Entertainment
Government
Race Relations
Safety and Security
Traffic Congestion
Sidewalks and Trails
Local Bus Service
Schools
How important are the following issues to you with respect to growth and      development on Sumter?

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* 4. How important are the following issues to you with respect to growth and      development on Sumter?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Attracting New Businesses
Improving Housing Quality
Introducing new housing options and choices
Directing new development to locations where utilities are provided
Encouraging more mixed-use development with higher housing density
Supporting lower density (1 acre or more lots) development subdivisions in the County
Preserving Historic Districts and historic resources
Preserving environmental resources
Ensuring water quality
Improving the appearance of our primary highway corridors (US 76/378, Hwy. 15, 521, etc...
Improving the quality of our neighborhoods
Providing quality open space in our neighborhoods
Protecting Shaw from encroachment
Preserving rural farmland from new development
Fostering Strong community neighborhood associations
Fostering Strong subdivision homeowners associations
What Initiatives should the community consider to prepare for future growth and development in Sumter?

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* 5. What Initiatives should the community consider to prepare for future growth and development in Sumter?

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Prepare more specific neighborhood plans
Consider commercial corridor plans
Encourage Utility or Growth Management and Expansion Limits
Expand Historic Districts to new areas and other neighborhoods
Require more open space in new residential developments
Review the Sign Ordinance to further regulate business, residential, political, and other types of signs
Consider additional design rules for commercial areas such as architectural guidelines or improved landscaping standards
Increase buffers near sensitive features such as floodplain and streams
What makes a great neighborhood?

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* 6. What makes a great neighborhood?

  Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
Lots of Different Housing Options
Open Spaces and playgrounds
Large lot rural subdivisions
Closeness to Downtown Sumter
Proximity to shopping, schools, churches, and jobs
A brand new subdivision
Established older places
Trees and Sidewalks
Mix of housing types (single-family, townhouses, multi-family)
An organized Home Owners Association
Active neighborhood groups
Rank these neighborhood problems (1 being the worst)

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* 7. Rank these neighborhood problems (1 being the worst)

Should the community pay closer attention to any of the following environmental issues?

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* 8. Should the community pay closer attention to any of the following environmental issues?

  Definitely Maybe Not at All
Flooding and Stormwater Management
Natural Disaster Preparation and Response
Climate Change
Development Impacts on wetlands, streams, and flood zones
Old industrial sites (Brownfields)
What is your age

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* 9. What is your age

Please describe your race/ethnicity

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* 10. Please describe your race/ethnicity

What is your gender?

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* 11. What is your gender?

What do you like most about Sumter?

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* 12. What do you like most about Sumter?

What do you like least about Sumter?

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* 13. What do you like least about Sumter?

If you had one BIG IDEA to help make Sumter a better place what would it be?

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* 14. If you had one BIG IDEA to help make Sumter a better place what would it be?

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