The Chester County Board of Commissioners have launched a public opinion survey, which will help to identify citizen priorities for the future of Chester County and contribute to the vision for Landscapes3, the county’s long-range comprehensive plan.
“We’re asking all county residents and businesses to take five minutes to complete the electronic survey because it is important to find out public opinion before we begin to plan the county’s future,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “This will be a transparent process that will guide us in knowing what to preserve – or alter – as we move forward.”
The information gathered from the survey will help to transition the development of Landscapes3 from the identification of issues to building the vision for the future. Landscapes2 – the current award-winning, long-range policy plan – is the basis for such initiatives as revitalized urban centers and protected farmland and open spaces. Such issues were clearly identified as important to citizens in the last survey, undertaken in 2007.
“Landscapes2 has been successful in bringing growth and preservation together through a series of partnerships and grant opportunities, and Landscapes3 will be the next chapter in our success,” said County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. “This survey will specifically cover issues such as transportation, the economy, open space, and housing options.”
The public is invited to participate in the update through a series of activities, including the public opinion survey, and a series of outreach events to be held throughout the county. Public engagement is a critical part of the comprehensive plan development, and a variety of activities will be taking place, including photo competitions, public meetings throughout the county, and online discussions.
Click here to take the survey.