June 18, 2019

Indianapolis City-County Council Extends Deadline For Public Survey

FILE PHOTO: Drew Daudelin/WFYI

FILE PHOTO: Drew Daudelin/WFYI

The Indianapolis City-County Council extended the deadline for its public survey to evaluate the council’s effectiveness.

Communications Director Angela Plank says the survey gives residents and councilors a constructive way to communicate.

“I think the real purpose is to give all the councilors a better sense of the best ways to kind of communicate with constituents,” Plank says. “Just make sure that they’re really hearing and addressing residents’ concerns.”

The deadline to complete the survey is now June 28. Plank says the council will consider working with neighborhood organizations to help reach residents in all areas of the city.

This survey is part of a larger study conducted by the Public Policy Institute at Indiana University.

Policy director for the council, Brandon Hergert says survey results will be shown to councilors, then researchers will conduct resident focus groups to discuss solutions.

“That will be what the public gets to see and the council gets to see moving into the new year when we have a new council and can help their decision making process going forward,” Hergert says.

At the end of the process, all this information will be compiled into a final report at the end of the year.

The survey can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/IndyCouncilSurvey

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