[SEN-D] FYI: SEN Survey Numbers, neighborhood funds, and SNAPs update
matthews at artifice.com
Thu Feb 4 15:34:18 PST 2010
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
According to the City's data summary, members of Southeast Neighbors accounted for 14% of the total responses (642 out of 4604) for the city-wide neighborhoods survey (described below) - the largest contribution of any of Eugene's 24 recognized neighborhoods.
For perspective, hypothetically, if the survey was done once per family, our neighborhood's level of participation would represent greater than 10% of the roughly 6200 households in the Southeast Neighbors area. Wow.
Congratulations, Southeasters, to share around with all our neighbors!
The City's survey overview page links to a summary of results (bottom middle of page) at:
It will also be interesting to compare details of the responses across neighborhoods, when the City releases that level of data later this month.
with best wishes,
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From: KANE Rene C <Rene.C.Kane at ci.eugene.or.us>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:00:03 -0800
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Subject: SEN Survey Numbers, neighborhood funds, and SNAPs update
Dear South East Neighbors Board -
Thanks to the efforts of SEN residents, your neighborhood associations has earned an additional $500 that will be applied toward your group's fund balance. These additional funds will be available to you after February 1 and are designated for expenses associated with neighborhood events held through the end of this year (2010).
Your neighborhood association, along with 13 other Eugene's neighborhood associations, had a significant impact on the number of neighborhood surveys that were gathered and the combined efforts accounted for 38% of the total surveys returned citywide. A total of 4604 surveys were collected, 1704 of which were collected by neighborhood associations. Fourteen neighborhoods conducted survey outreach via postcards, emails, flyers, going door-to-door, and distributing the survey at neighborhood events.
Guidelines have been established for use of neighborhood funds through the work of the Neighborhood Empowerment Initiative and are available here: http://www.eugene-or.gov/naleaders under "Policies and Resources". The "General Guidelines for Use of Neighborhood Funds" clarify the expenditures may be covered for events and uses other than the printing and mailing of publications. You will also notice an increase in the amount of money that is available to support events. Please review the Guidelines closely to assist with planning the use of your annual budget allocation.
We will provide neighborhood-specific survey results to your board later this month along with contact information provided by those who completed the survey. Results of the survey are intended as a baseline for those participating in the SNAPs process but should also prove useful to neighborhood associations in understanding members' aspirations, concerns and interests, and in encouraging greater participation. A summary of the survey results can be found here: http://www.eugene-or.gov/neighborhoodsurvey .
We continue to refine the SNAPs process based on feedback received in two workshops as well as other comments provided. SNAP applications and a guide will be made available in early February and a pilot project will be selected in early March. The SNAPs pilot phase will continue through June and allow us to further refine the process to meet neighborhood needs within existing resources. Stay tuned for future updates on how your neighborhood can apply. For additional information about SNAPs contact Rene Kane at rene.c.kane at ci.eugene.or.us or 541-682-6243 or Michael Kinnison at michael.j.kinnison at ci.eugene.or.us or 541-682-5009.
Thank you again for your work in making the neighborhood survey a great success!
Rene C. Kane | Neighborhood Services
City of Eugene | City Manager's Office - Atrium
99 West 10th Avenue | Eugene OR 97401
Phone 541.682.6243 | Fax 541.682.8335
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