The County Office Of Management & Budget has completed their tabulation of the incorporation surveys and our Commissioner has shared her response to the results. We are grateful for those who took the time to fill in and mail in their surveys and appreciate Commissioner Levine Cava's effort to listen to the community and make her decision based upon this feedback. This is the email message sent out today by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava:
Update to Falls Area Residents on Results of Incorporation Survey
November 20, 2017
As you likely are aware, a group of District 8 constituents asked me to continue consideration of the possible incorporation of parts of Kendall and the Falls area, which had begun over ten years ago, before I came to office.
My first and foremost priority was to engage residents in order to assess their interests and opinions regarding incorporation. I wanted objective and clear data on which to base my decision. To achieve the best possible input, I set three important parameters.
- Qualitative assessment: My office hosted an open forum on this issue to receive feedback from the residents that would be affected by a potential incorporation. We also received dozens of emails and held numerous meetings with residents, both those opposing and supporting incorporation, as well as those seeking more information.
- Quantitative assessment: I also determined that we needed substantial quantitative data to better determine community preference, so I worked with an independent, volunteer expert to successfully survey the community.
- Open and transparent process: From the beginning of my consideration on the issue, I have provided full and straightforward information to the residents about the process I am using and the data I am collecting. I have sent informational emails, posted on social media and on my website, and placed ads in neighborhood newspapers.
Falls Survey Results: