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General Plan Survey

Posted by drewbendon on September 26, 2007

The consultant’s report on the General Plan Survey contains some very interesting data.  The first thing that jumps out at me is that 51% of the respondents have lived in Piedmont for 21 or more years, while those folks only represent 36% of the population.  It skews even higher if you go down to folks who’ve lived here for 11 or more years:  they represent 72% of the respondents, but only 59% of the population.  So the survey data does not accurately reflect the views of the newest Piedmonters, the ones most likely to have small children (and potentially the most to gain/lose in the process).

Some interesting tidbits.  For 200 respondents, undergrounding is Piedmont’s top priority.  131 thought that a city-owned swimming pool was the top priority, 99 a teen center (this is adults mind you, not their teens) and 90 a central plaza/gathering place.

Folks would support an increase in City taxes or fees (though how much is unclear) for a teen center, undergrounding, bike paths/lanes, a community gathering place/plaza, “free” WiFi (irony intended), additional recreational facilities, city arts and cultural center, and a city swimming pool, among others, but not for a civic center parking garage (a $4,000,000.00 waste of money that I’ll post about another time).

Here, take a look for yourself:  genplansurvey090407.pdf

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