Monday, March 03, 2008

Milton To Issue Comprehensive Plan Citizen Survey

City asks for citizen input as it charts a path for Milton's future

MILTON, Ga., February 29, 2008 -- The City of Milton's Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) is pleased to announce the distribution of a survey questionnaire that will be mailed on February 28th to households and businesses within the new City's jurisdiction. It is anticipated that the survey will be disseminated to more than 12,000 addresses around the City of Milton.

The City of Milton survey questionnaire is a critical component of the Community Participation Plan phase in the development of the City's first Comprehensive Plan. Input received from residents and the business community will help shape community-based priorities as we plan for Milton's future.

The survey is comprised of 10 demographic questions and 36 Milton-specific questions related to development trends, transportation, funding priorities and community services. The brief questionnaire is designed to take approximately five minutes to complete. Members of CPAC developed the survey instrument to address concerns within the City of Milton that have been vocalized by the public at-large as critical issues in developing a strong foundation for the new city. Adequate response is very important for successful planning of the City's future.

The CPAC asks that citizens return the questionnaire in the postage-paid envelope provided, postmarked no later than March 21, so that results can be compiled by the consultants for the Milton Comprehensive Plan. The CPAC will have a prize drawing no later than March 31 for those who submitted a completed survey questionnaire by the deadline. More than 100 prizes and gift certificates have been graciously donated by Milton- area businesses for the sponsored drawing, creating a significant opportunity for residents to win a prize. The winning ticket number will be posted on the City of Milton website.

Mayor Joe Lockwood, the Milton City Council and members of CPAC are excited to be involved in this history-making initiative to craft the first Comprehensive Plan for the City of Milton, and encourage all of residents and businesses owners to voice their opinion on what the City's priorities should be for the next 20 years.

Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit


Anonymous said...

Has anyone received this survey?

Anonymous said...

Just got mine and BEWARE
If you send in your raffle ticket with the questionaire, you are revealing you name address and phone number with you thoughts on planning.

Anonymous said...

"Please be assured that this information will NOT allow your individual input to be identified as coming from you. All responses will be aggregated so that no individual inputs can be attributed to a particular resident."

Can you trust George Ragsdale, the Committee Chair?

Anonymous said...

He just has that "trusting" look?

Anonymous said...

I am not pointing fingers at anyone including Mr. Ragsdale. I am only pointing out the obvious. It's just not worth possibly winning a free pizza to me.

Anonymous said...

Nope, don't trust Ragsdale. Don't trust people who get in bed with politicians like he does and did with Jan Jones in the "formation" of Milton. Besides, he was very nasty to Lockwood during that first election. Did he tell the truth then? If he didn't then why would he now?