Residents' Feedback

The Planning Department administered a public survey regarding the Neighborhood Planning Academy between March 5 and April 9, 2021. The survey was designed to gather input on how a planning academy could best serve the interests of potential participants. The survey received 670 responses, which is a high rate of response compared to other Department surveys.

The academy will need to put more emphasis on engaging Hispanic residents.
The academy should likely require a commitment of one to three hours per month of group events, with additional homework and on-demand materials.
The academy should emphasize how residents can impact planning and building trust and relationships with participants who want an active role in planning.
Local focus
The academy should cover a variety of topics but focus on local and state land-use laws that affect the communities in which participants live.