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This document summarizes feedback gathered from: Keypoint multiple-choice questions collected at DWP cluster-based meetings and Community

Access Centers between January and March 2011; and Online survey responses collected between January and March 2011. This document is produced by Community Legal Resources . Please direct questions to Elizabeth Luther (eluther@clronline.org, 313.969.7166).

CLOSE-ENDED FEEDBACK SUMMARY


CLUSTER-BASED MEETINGS JANUARY 2011 MARCH 2011

WHY CHANGE?

This document shows all of the responses received throughout the Detroit Works Project meetings (January 27th to March 10th) as well as the responses received through the survey available on the DWP website.

The graph below shows the total number of responses to each question.
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WHY CHANGE?

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Question Number

Of the following, which is your favorite Motown artist?


100%

Response Count: 791


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

41%

35%

2%
The Marvalettes Stevie Wonder

11%

10%

The Supremes

Smokey Robinson

The Temptations

What is your gender?


100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

Response Count: 905

56% 44%

Female

Male

How old are you?


100%

Response Count: 942


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

38% 26% 3%
17 or under 18-34 35-54 55-74

30%

3%
75 or older

How would you describe your racial or ethnic background?


100%

Response Count: 932


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

42%

42%

2%
Arab American Black/African American Caucasian

5%
Hispanic/Latino

8%
Other

Who will live here?


What is the most damaging impact of population loss in your neighborhood?
100%

Response Count: 794


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

40%

31%

25% 4%

Increase in blight

Paying more for less effective services

Diminished sense of community

No impact

Who will live here? What is the ideal 2030 population of Detroit?
100%

Response Count: 918


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

43% 22% 11% 8%


less than 850,000

15%

2 million

1 million

850,000

Does not matter

Who will live here?


What is the best way to reverse the citys projected population loss?
100%

Response Count: 944


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

90%

4%
Retain existing residents

5%
Attract new residents Both retain and attract residents

Where will people live?


What is your neighborhoods most important asset?
100%

Response Count: 845


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

24%

25%

35% 16%

Housing

Location

Sense of community

Access to recreational and cultural opportunities

Where will people live?


What should be done first to make neighborhoods stronger?
100%

Response Count: 830


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

47%

39%

12% 2%
Repopulate stable neighborhoods Spread resources to neighborhoods across the city Disinvest in declining neighborhoods Stabilize neighborhoods

Where will people work?


How important is it for Detroiters to have access to jobs in Detroit?
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

87%

Response Count: 985

10% 2%
Very important Somewhat important Not very important

1%
Not important

Where will people work?


What industry could have the greatest economic impact on Detroits future?
100%

Response Count: 925


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

30% 12% 10% 12%

36%

Freight/Logistics/Trade

Manufacturing

Healthcare

Small Business Growth/Entrepreneurship

Emerging Industries

How will people move?


What is the most important benefit of creating light rail in Detroit?
100%

Response Count: 888


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

22%

32% 16%

23% 8%

Access to jobs

Less auto dependency

Increased economic development

Improved connectivity

There is little or no benefit

How will people move?


What changes are necessary to improve transportation? Improvements for . . .
100%

Response Count: 901


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

73%

4%
Pedestrians (i.e. sidewalks and crosswalks)

7%
Bicycles (i.e. bicycle lanes)

17%

Automobiles (i.e. street maintenance and repairs)

Mass transit riders (i.e. bus and rail improvements)

How will people move?


If you do not currently use public transportation, which of the following best describes the reason?
100%

Response Count: 838


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

36%

33%

25%

3%
Unreliability Cost

4%
Lack of access to bus stop Safety and/or quality of bus stop Inability to reach destination

What services will people need?


Which of the following services is most important to your quality of life?
100%

Response Count: 838


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

65%

10%

5%
Public Lighting Public Safety

13%

8%
Parks and Recreation

Mass Transit

Public Health

What services will people need?


Your ability to access _________ is most critical to your quality of life?
100%

Response Count: 924


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

33% 15% 26%

26%

Quality education

Affordable, quality healthcare

Grocery stores/fresh food

Quality goods and services

How will we invest?


How should the City target its financial resources?
100%

Response Count: 910


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
WHY CHANGE?

42% 30% 25% 3%


Areas of greatest need Downtown Traditionally strong neighborhoods Opportunities for greatest return on investment

How will we invest?


Are there active interventions or investments in your neighborhood?
100%

Response Count: 903


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

51%

23%

26%

Yes

No

Dont know

How will we invest?


Which investment is most and second most important?

Most Important
Commercial corridors 14% Housing 13%

2nd Most Important


Commercial corridors 18%

Housing 21%

Infrastructure 23%

Education 45%
Social services 5%

Education 26%

Infrastructure 22%

Social services 13%

WHY CHANGE?

Response Count: 941

Response Count: 904

How will we invest?


Which question is most and second most important?

Most Important

2nd Most Important


Who will live here? 23%

What services will people need? 46%

Who will live here? 29%

What services will people need? 35%

Where will people live? 25%

Where will people live? 42%


Response Count: 902

WHY CHANGE?

Response Count: 850

How will we invest?


Which question is most and second most important?

Most Important

2nd Most Important

How will we invest? 38%

Where will people work? 54%

How will we invest? 36%

Where will people work? 35% How will people move? 29%

How will people move? 8%


WHY CHANGE?

Response Count: 835

Response Count: 887

Resident Response
At todays meeting, you felt that you had an opportunity to share your opinion.
100%

Response Count: 711


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

46%

22% 15% 12% 4%


Dont know

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Resident Response
After todays meeting, you better understand the challenges facing the city of Detroit.
100%

Response Count: 738


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

51%

17%

14%

10%

7%
Dont know

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Resident Response
After todays meeting, you will participate in other Detroit Works Project activities. 100%
Response Count: 799
90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

46% 36%

3%
Strongly agree Agree Disagree

4%
Strongly disagree

11%

Dont know

Resident Response
The Detroit Works Project will result in a plan that will positively affect the city.
100%

Response Count: 807


90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% WHY CHANGE?

37% 16% 4%
Strongly agree Agree Disagree

34%

9%

Strongly disagree

Dont know