Community survey planning underway

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The city of Brighton is preparing for its community survey. City spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky provided council with details on how the city is planning for the survey during its July 8 study session.

Staff is proposing The National Research Center in Boulder conduct the study. Chernosky said the scientific survey would be conducted by mail, with 1,200 randomly selected households receiving it. She said the return rate is typically 25 to 40 percent and that the city could expect around 400 responses. 

“The survey contains questions about the community or county, local government services, questions about community participation, policies, demographics and the option to do three to five customized questions. So that would be based on topics that you guys want to hear back from the community on,” she told council.

After the scientific survey has ended, residents who were not selected to receive the survey could provide feedback online. 

Chernosky said the survey will take approximately four months to complete and is anticipated to cost a budgeted $11,000. She said the communications department will develop questions customized for Brighton and bring them back to council during its July 22 meeting.