Troutdale Police Department . Community Survey April, 2010. Intercept Research Corporation. Research Methodology.
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Question:What do you believe is the most serious issue facing the City of Troutdale and its residents today?
Question:As place to live, would you say the city of Troutdale is much safer, somewhat safer, no different, or not as safe as other cities in Multnomah County?
Question:What impresses you most about the Troutdale Police Department?
Question:What issues or concerns, if any, have you heard about the Troutdale Police Department?
Question:In the November 2008 election there was a bond measure on the ballot which asked voters to approve funds to construct a new city hall and police station for Troutdale. As you may know, the bond measure did not pass.
What do you believe are the primary reasons why some residents opposed the bond measure?
Question:As In an upcoming election, there may be a measure on the ballot which will ask voters to approve a 20-year bond measure to fund construction of a new police station for the Troutdale Police Department.
The measure would be in an amount not to exceed $5 million. If passed, this bond measure would add an estimated 28 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to the property tax rate. For example, a house valued at $200,000 would be assessed $56 per year in additional property tax.
If an election were held today, would you favor or oppose a bond measure to fund construction of a new police building for our community?
Question:Why would you favor the bond measure to fundconstruction of a new police building for Troutdale?
Question:Why would you oppose/are you undecided on the bond measure?
Question:Regardless of how you personally feel about this issue, I'd like your opinion on several reasons why someone might support a bond measure to construct a new Troutdale police station.
On a scale of one to five, with 5.00 - "a very good reason" and 1.00 - "a very poor reason," please evaluate each of the following reasons in favor of the bond measure to construct a new building for the Troutdale Police Department:
The current building is over 50 years old, outdated and far too small to meet the current needs of police officers and operations.
The city already owns the land on which the new police station would be built, which significantly reduces the cost to taxpayers and allows us to move forward rapidly to construction.
Architects and engineers have indicated remodeling is not a cost effective option, as the existing police department has simply outgrown the current building.
The new building would be built to meet the needs of the department for the next 50 years.
The existing police station has structural, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air quality problems and does not accommodate people with disabilities.
A new building would provide and allow for increased use of technology and would result in more efficiency and improved service.
Approving this project now will give taxpayers more value for their money, as bond rates are at their lowest in decades and the construction industry is very competitive now.
The police department must spend dollars every year for off-site storage due to lack of space at the existing facility.
The newfacility would include training and meeting space that could be used for public meetings.
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