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Snap Poll Results Archive

July 2009
Should the City of Sandy add a one-cent gas tax dedicated to street maintenance and improvements?
In-City Respondents (74% of total):
Yes (in-city residents) - 69%
No (in-city) - 31%
Out-of-City Respondents:
Yes - 32%
No - 77%
Total responses: 86

June 2009
Would you be interested in converting your lawn to native (low/no water use) landscaping to save water, money, and time?
Yes, if the city provided a financial incentive - 28%
Yes, I plan to do that now - 14%
No, I let my lawn go brown - 14%
No, I like green grass - 44%
Total responses: 107

May 2009
Should the city ban distribution of yellow pages (except by request) to save several hundred trees per year?
Yes - 86%
No, I like receiving and recycling the books - 13%
No, I don't use the Internet - 1%
Total responses: 135

April 2009
Do you think the economy will begin recovering by the end of 2009?
Yes - 46%
No - 45%
I have no idea - 9%
Total responses: 139

March 2009
Do you plan to participate in Sandy`s community cleanup day on April 18?
Yes - 30%
No - 42%
Need more information - 21%
Not sure - 8%
Total responses: 53

February 2009
The Sandy Library is doing some Strategic Planning. We`re interested in your opinion: what is the MOST important purpose of our library?
Materials for reading, viewing, and listening for pleasure - 59%
Supporting early literacy (reading programs for children) - 15%
Providing a comfortable place - 9%
Technology and Internet access - 6%
Community resources and services - 5%
Job and career development - 5%
Business and nonprofit support - 2%
Total responses: 66

January 2009
How far do you commute from Sandy to work or school each day (one-way)?
> 30 miles - 30%
15-30 miles - 26%
2-15 miles - 22%
< 2 miles (in Sandy) - 18%
0 miles (work/study from home) - 2%
Total responses (Sandy residents): 117

December 2008
If you are a Sandy area resident, do you plan to do any of your holiday shopping at Sandy stores?
Yes, some - 49%
Yes, most - 26%
No - 25%
Total responses: 134

October 2008
Should the City of Sandy control the appearance of buildings and how they affect adjacent properties, letting the free market determine what kinds of businesses locate in buildings (form-based zoning); or should the City also control what types of business occupy the inside of buildings (use-based or exclusionary zoning).
Form-based zoning - 47%
Exclusionary zoning - 30%
Not sure - 22%
Total responses: 89

September 2008
Have you watched all or part of a City Council or Planning Commission meeting using the web site`s new streaming video feature?
Not yet/might in the future - 33%
Yes - 26%
No - 40%
Total responses: 69

August 2008
In order to cover the increased cost of fuel, should Sandy Transit:
Charge riders a fare for SAM service? - 77%
Reduce service or eliminate routes? - 23%
Total responses: 90

July 2008
A recent study by EcoNorthwest found that there is not enough land within the Sandy Urban Growth Boundary to meet growth projections for the next 20 years. Should the City Council expand the urban growth boundary?
Sandy Residents (98 responses):
Yes - 39%
No - 61%
Outside Sandy Residents (95 responses):
Yes - 27%
No - 73%

June 2008
Where does Sandy's drinking water come from?
Bull Run - 52%
Alder Creek - 36%
Salmon River - 6%
Wells - 6%
Total responses: 146

May 2008
Do you ride a bicycle...
Occassionally for recreation only - 45%
Never - 41%
For work or shopping more than once/week - 9%
To shop or work, a few times per month - 5%
Total responses: 65

April 2008
How should traffic speeds in neighborhoods be reduced?
Hold drivers accountable for driving safely - 54%
Ban all cars in the city limits - 18%
Place speed bumps every 100 feet on all streets - 17%
Support a 100% tax increase to place a traffic cop in every neighborhood at all times - 11%
Total responses: 135

March 2008
How many times have you or a member of your family used Sandy Transit (SAM or STAR) in the last month?
Never - 37%
More than 10 times - 21%
Between 1 and 3 times - 10%
Between 4 and 10 times - 5%
Never - I don't live in Sandy - 27%
Total responses: 62

February 2008
Would you support a countywide tax of $0.39 per $1,000 of assessed value to fund the Sandy Public Library and other libraries in Clackamas County?
Yes - 41%
No - 51%
Not sure - 8%
Total responses: 118

January 2008
If there was an off-road trail connection between Sandy and the Springwater Trail (bike + pedestrian), would you use it?
Yes - 76%
Not personally, but it's a good idea - 17%
No - 6%
Total responses: 178

November/December 2007
If you live inside the Sandy city limits, what Internet Service Provider do you use?
Verizon DSL - 51%
SandyNet (DSL or Wireless) - 32%
Dial-up service - 9%
Other (none of the above) - 5%
N/A -- I don't use Internet at home - 4%
Total responses: 81

October/November 2007
How many times have you or a member of your family used the Sandy Public Library in the last month?
More than 4 times - 30%
None (I live in the Sandy area) - 19%
3 or 4 times - 18%
None; I used another library - 17%
Once or twice - 17%
Total responses: 102

September/October 2007
Would you support a nine-tenths cent per gallon increase in the local gas tax to pay for street maintenance?
Yes - 50%
No - 50%
Total responses: 147

August/September 2007
Should electronic readerboard signs be prohibited on commercial properties?
Yes - 44%
No, but size and appearance should be regulated - 35%
No - 21%
Total responses:158

July/August 2007
Should Measure 37 be amended to require large subdivisions and commercial development to follow current zoning regulations?
Yes - 73%
No - 27%
Total responses: 115

May/June 2007
Should the area between Sandy and Gresham keep its rural character?
Yes  - 91%
     (Sandy residents-49%, outside Sandy-42% of respondents)
No - 9%
    (Sandy residents-3%, outside Sandy-6%)
Total responses: 256

April/May 2007
Would you vote for a bond measure for a new high school in Sandy?
Yes - 68%
No - 21%
I need more information - 11%
Total responses: 178

February/March 2007
Design Standards for New Commercial Buildings?
All buildings should have a "Cascadian" architecture theme -38%
There should be common design elements, but not a strict theme - 32%
No themes; encourage variety and creativity in architecture - 30%
Total responses: 269

January 2007
What do you think of Sandy's new web site?
Looks good! - 69%
I like the old one better - 19%
Looks good, but I can't find what I'm looking for - 13%
Total responses: 253