“The online survey is one of the tools we are using during the initial phase of prioritizing for the next year’s budget and as we continue to set long-range strategic direction this feedback will guide us toward a vision the community shares,” said Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala. “It is absolutely necessary to gather this feedback in order to learn the goals of the residents as individuals and then ultimately as a community.”
This is the third year that the county commission has collected input from residents with an online survey. It follows a statistically valid phone survey that was taken during the past month, which targeted a cross-section of the county’s residents. The results of both surveys will be posted online once the information is compiled.
Another opportunity to offer feedback and interact with the county commissioners is coming up on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Pinellas County 2014 Budget Community Forum, scheduled at the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College in the Digitorium. An open house and eTownHall will give officials and residents a chance to talk about budget issues and the future of the community.