From our friends at DataHaven (a great website, by the way):
Do you have opinions about your neighborhood’s convenience, safety or appearance, skills you can contribute, or suggestions for improving the community? Do you want to help your neighborhood become an even better place to live and work?
We’re excited to announce the first-ever New Haven Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey!
This citywide survey is part of a grassroots effort to encourage more residents to participate in their local neighborhood associations and Community Management Teams. Many of these groups have agreed to formally participate in this inaugural year. They have agreed to distribute this email (and paper copies, available upon request) in order to give everyone an opportunity to share their perspective. Developed with the help of successful national examples, the survey represents many months of work and feedback from these associations and other local residents.
DataHaven, a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that compiles and shares high-quality public information, will ensure accuracy of reporting and maintain the anonymity of all information collected.
Immediately following the collection of surveys, DataHaven will make neighborhood-level results available at its website
. Results will also be shared at informal Neighborhood Workshops, to be organized by CMTs, neighborhood groups and at a citywide level. The results may be used by anyone to help their neighborhood develop action plans to address quality of life concerns.
Please help our neighborhoods by distributing this email to your mailing lists and inviting your neighbors to participate at the link below. Any resident, employee, student or visitor to your neighborhood may take the survey.
The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. We need you to help make this survey and this city the best it can be!
If you have any questions about this survey, or if you would like to request coded paper-based surveys for distribution (for those without computer access/comfort), please contact Mark Abraham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Doug Hausladen (email@example.com).