City survey to shape ‘vision’

As Enumclaw leaders look ahead and consider what the city is to become, they’re hoping to gather significant input from they people they represent.

As Enumclaw leaders look ahead and consider what the city is to become, they’re hoping to gather significant input from they people they represent.

Under the auspices of the Enumclaw City Council, an extensive survey is available on the city website, www.cityofenumclaw.net. It will remain online for a couple more weeks.

The specific proposals were developed following preliminary surveys of target groups including young adults, business customers, employees, and adults. Also going into the survey were results from focus group sessions and a community workshop.

The “proposed community visioning plan actions” cover everything from tourism to land use, education to social services,  transportation, recreation and much more. Along the way, questions deal with key issues like economic development, use of the Enumclaw Expo Center, zoning throughout  town, city signage, education and social services.

The survey is geared toward registered voters, but accommodations have been made for others to participate as well.

The survey is part of a general “visioning process,” an exercise not uncommon to cities and towns of all sizes.

The survey is being administered by Tom Beckwith and Associates of LaConner, Wash. The company oversaw all the preliminary work and will be on board until survey results are compiled. From start to finish, the process will cost the city $30,000.

According to Erica Shook, the city’s community development director, the visioning process is part of a larger effort.

By state mandate, the city must update its formal comprehensive plan every 10 years, Shook said, adding that the results of the visioning survey will be incorporated into that plan. The comp plan update, she said, is expected to be wrapped up by mid-June 2015.

Questions about the visioning survey can be directed to Shook at 360-825-3593, ext. 5725 or eshook@ci.enumclaw.wa.us.

 

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