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File #: 20-1476    Version: 1 Name: 10/5/20 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/5/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/5/2020 Final action: 10/5/2020
Enactment date: 10/5/2020 Enactment #: R-20-392
Title: Resolution to Approve City Administrator Recommendations regarding the 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey, Approve the Contract and Purchase Order with the National Research Center/Polco to Conduct the 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey and Appropriate Funding ($13,000) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Ann Arbor Budget Priorities Survey Proposal 2020-09-23.pdf, 2. 2020 Survey Questionnaire with Changes - CLEAN.pdf, 3. 2020 Survey Questionnaire with Changes - RED LINE.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve City Administrator Recommendations regarding the 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey, Approve the Contract and Purchase Order with the National Research Center/Polco to Conduct the 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey and Appropriate Funding ($13,000) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
At the September 12, 2020 Council meeting, a resolution passed directing the City Administrator to recommend any changes to the 2018 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey that was conducted and to report recommendations on the scope, methodology, process, timing, projected cost and recommended funding source to conduct a 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey.

The following recommendations are being made:

Scope: This survey will include 56 specific budget categories along with questions for each category that ask participants if they would increase, decrease or keep spending the same for each category as well as questions regarding quality of life in Ann Arbor and demographic information or the survey participant.

Changes from 2018: Staff is recommending that that same survey from 2018 be used with only minor changes to update the budgeted dollar amounts contained in the survey and the addition of a few categories regarding sustainability and climate change.

Methodology: The survey will be available online for citizens to take, which is the same methodology used in the 2018 survey.

Process: The 2020 Budget Priorities Citizen Survey will follow the same process as the 2018 survey. This will include a review of the 2018 survey by staff to update it with minor changes, the survey being made available online with City staff ensuring that citizens are informed that the survey is available for them to take, and the data being analyzed and aggregated by the National Research Center/Polco for final reporting. The 2020 survey results will include comparisons to the 2018 survey results.

Timing: The survey will commence by October 13, 2020 and will close on ...

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