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Results released for first ‘FlashVote’ survey in Citrus Heights
Baxter called the responses “invaluable” and said the city launched the survey to find out how best to support residents during the pandemic. She said the city has “a few action items (that) are in preliminary planning already.”-Citrus Heights Sentinel (Citrus Heights, CA)
Results of Stillwater, Okla., Preparedness Survey Shared
Last week, the City of Stillwater asked residents to complete its latest FlashVote survey to determine how prepared they are for emergencies and what steps they have taken to get ready.-Govtech (Stillwater, OK)
Communities discuss using technology to innovate
Working with the company FlashVote since last year, Sudbury has used two online polls to gather opinions about large-scale projects. […] “We all feel like we’re moving in one direction when residents are part of the process,” [Town Manager Melissa Murphy-Rodrigues] said.Mass Municipal Association (Sudbury, MA)
Chamblee launches new survey service provider
“We are proud once again to be pioneering technology that allows us to listen to our constituents. FlashVote is a way city staff and councilmembers can hear what residents want and then make the best decisions,” Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson said.-Atlanta Journal Constitution (Chamblee, GA)
El Dorado County fired up over homeowners insurance woes
A flash vote survey [was] conducted by El Dorado County in July in which 700 residents participated […] “The more voices that contact his office the better,” District 4 Supervisor Lori Parlin noted.-Tahoe Daily Tribune (El Dorado County, CA)
Placer County adopts new short-term rental ordinance
The county began working on the ordinance after residents came forward urging the county to enforce stricter regulations on property owners. County staff held various public meetings and conducted extensive research about short-term rental ordinances in neighboring jurisdictions.-Sierra Sun (Placer County, CA)
What Do You think U.P. Should Look Like in 2045?
Residents and stakeholders will also be encouraged to enroll in FlashVote, which will provide them with the opportunity to answer brief, periodic surveys and weigh-in on key topics.-The Suburban Times (University Place, WA)
Council forgoes referendum on Plymouth Creek Center expansion project, continues with design process
“People have told me again and again this is what they want,” said Carroll, who noted the importance of being public-minded even when an amenity won’t be used or desired by everyone. See results of the recent FlashVote below.The Sun Sailor (Plymouth, MN)
Plymouth Creek Center $51.6M project moves forward after close City Council vote
The city of Plymouth put out a FlashVote survey to gauge the community’s feelings about the project. […] The project has seen both support and opposition from the community, with negative and positive comments on the two online surveys and at the two City Council meetings held this year about the project.-SW NEwsmedia (Plymouth, MN)
FlashVote surveys will give residents opportunity to share opinions
“We’re always striving to make Hermiston a more inclusive community, and that means listening to a wide range of ideas and viewpoints,” said Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan. “A third-party service like FlashVote allows us to tap into the community in a new way and for residents to hear what others are saying as well. We hope it will open up the conversation to more voices while helping find common ground on important issues.”Hermiston, OR
Cohasset to poll residents for “valid” feedback
“Comments on Facebook or Survey Monkey are not truly statistically valid or scientific,” Town Manager Chris Senior said. “What Flash Vote allows is to do is feel the pulse of the citizens. It’s a way of getting the community’s feedback on important questions.”Cohasset on valid feedback
Residents to weigh in on community issues with survey provider
“With Washoe County, nearly half a million residents and growing, it is our goal to provide platforms that allow them to share feedback on issues in our community,” says Washoe County Manager, John Slaughter.-News 4 (Washoe County, NV)
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