In April-May 2021, the City is conducted a community survey to guide the development of a Sustainability & Resiliency Plan. Feedback from the survey will be incorporated into the plan and will help to prioritize future initiatives. Although there are many challenges ahead, the survey presented an exciting opportunity to take a step back and think about how to make Treasure Island a better place to live today and for future generations. Thank you to everyone that took the time to participate!
Number of Responses: 206
Question 1: How important is sustainability and resiliency planning for the City of Treasure Island (5 stars being the most important)?
Response: 4.5 Average Rating
Response Detail: (1) 4 votes, 2.23%; (2) 3 votes, 1.68%; (3) 10 votes, 5.59%; (4) 43 votes, 24.02%; (5) 119 votes, 66.48%
Question 2: Please select the five most important sustainability aspects for Treasure Island (select up to 5). Note: the choices were presented in varied order to survey participants.
|Marine Water Quality (clean stormwater runoff, Florida-friendly landscaping, pervious roads, etc.)||151||73.3%|
|Preparation for more intense and frequent storms||102||49.51%|
|Resilient shorelines (living shorelines, higher seawalls, etc.)||100||48.54%|
|Planning for impacts of sea level rise (elevation of homes/facilities/roadways)||94||45.63%|
|Energy (increased efficiency and renewables, undergrounding, electric vehicle charging stations)||82||39.81%|
|Encourage water reduction/increased recycling/composting/etc. for residents and businesses||76||36.89%|
|Additional walking trails/sidewalks/bicycle lanes/public transit||71||34.47%|
|Additional parks/green space/wildlife habitat||70||33.98%|
|Additional waterway facilities and amenities (docks, boat ramps, kayak launches, etc.)||55||26.70%|
|Extreme heat relief (adding shade trees/structures, water bottle filling stations, cooling stations, etc.)||48||23.30%|
|Sustainable City Buildings (water and energy efficient, welcome and inviting, etc.)||30||14.56%|
|Environmental events and public education||21||10.19%|
Question 3: Which of the following do you think is the biggest reason to have a Sustainability Plan? Please choose one.
|To provide a sustainable environment for future generations||114||55.34%|
|For a better quality of life||82||39.81%|
|To stabilize the costs of food and utilities, etc.||13||6.31%|
|Sustainability planning isn't important to me||10||4.85%|
Question 4: What level of responsibility do you think the City of Treasure Island has in reducing the impacts of climate change and sea level rise (5 meaning that the City is most responsible and 1 meaning that the City is not responsible)?
Response: 3.5 Average Rating
Response Detail: (1) 29 votes, 14.29%; (2) 13 votes, 6.40%; (3) 56 votes, 27.59%; (4) 45 votes, 22.17%; (5) 60 votes, 29.56%
Question 5: What does sustainability mean to you?
Question 6: Are you familiar with the City's recently adopted Watershed Management Plan?
Response: 33 respondents or 16.02% answered "Yes"
Question 7: In your opinion, how imminent are the impacts of climate change?
|Within 10 years||21||10.19%|
|Within 25 years||23||11.17%|
|Within 50 years||24||11.65%|
|After the year 2100||11||5.34%|
|I don't believe Treasure Island will experience impacts due to climate change.||30||14.56%|
Question 8: Which of the following apply to you? Choose all that apply.
|Full time City resident||185||89.81%|
|Seasonal City resident||19||9.22%|
|Employed on the Island||11||5.34%|
Question 9: What would be the best way for the City to share sustainability updates with the public? Please choose one.
|Chamber of Commerce||0||0.00%|
|N/A; do not wish to be contacted with updates||4||1.94%|
Question 10: Please enter any additional comments here.
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