Pinellas County residents can now weigh in on what they think is good and what can still be improved in the county’s services, programs and priorities. The county’s annual residents survey is available online now through 5 p.m. Friday.
The survey takes less than five minutes to complete. It asks a series of basic demographic questions including, age, race, sex, income and education level and whether or not the survey-taker is a year-round resident.
The survey also asks whether residents would recommend Pinellas County as a place to live, work, raise children or retire.
Residents can rank the importance they place on things like pedestrian and cyclist safety, access to transit, affordable housing, parks and recreation, services for the homeless, retirement services, access to quality education and jobs and quality public infrastructure.
It then asks residents how well the County is managing at providing those services. Other questions involve whether or not residents are confident the County will handle issues and how quality of life has improved over the past five years. The survey also asks how takers think quality of life will change in the next five years.
The survey also asks whether residents are familiar with the Penny for Pinellas program that funds various projects throughout the county including the Pinellas Trail.
The county will use results from the to develop and prioritize plans and resources to better meet the needs and concerns of residents. As part of the survey process county officials will also be conducting various other public outreach efforts.
The survey can be taken on the county’s website or through a Pinellas County government mobile app. That app is available on iPhones and other smartphones for free.
This is the sixth year the county has conducted a public survey. It follows a two-week phone survey gathering feedback from county residents in a variety of demographics.