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Table of Contents Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................................... 1 Methodology ................................................................................................................................................ 3 Data Collection ......................................................................................................................................... 3 Response Categories ................................................................................................................................ 3 Ethnicity Response Mix ............................................................................................................................ 3 Citizen Survey Results Trends 2013 - 2018 .................................................................................................. 4 Average Household Income ..................................................................................................................... 4 Quality of Life Statements ....................................................................................................................... 4 Town Safety Perceptions ......................................................................................................................... 4 Important Issues in the Next Five Years .................................................................................................. 5 Local Government Acting in the Best Interests of the Community ........................................................ 5 Full Survey Results........................................................................................................................................ 6 Time in Sahuarita ..................................................................................................................................... 6 Town Attributes and Descriptions ........................................................................................................... 6 Local Government .................................................................................................................................... 7 Local Transportation ................................................................................................................................ 9 Town of Sahuarita Safety and Police Department .................................................................................. 9 Local Quality of Life ................................................................................................................................ 11 Town Growth and Development ........................................................................................................... 14 Generational Analysis ................................................................................................................................ 17 The Generations Defined ....................................................................................................................... 17 Town Attributes and Descriptions by Generation ................................................................................ 17 Local Quality of Life ................................................................................................................................ 18 Local Government and Town District Center by Generation ................................................................ 20 Respondent Demographics ........................................................................................................................ 24 Appendix I: Citizen Survey 2018 ................................................................................................................ 28 Appendix II: Total Responses Excluding “Did Not Respond” (DNR) ......................................................... 33 Appendix III: Total Responses Including “Did Not Respond” (DNR) ......................................................... 42 Appendix IV: Open-Ended Responses ....................................................................................................... 51


2018 Citizen Survey Results

Executive Summary Data Collection Responses were collected from March 30 to April 30, 2018 through combinations of paper mail, and online distribution. During this time a total of 936 responses were collected. Responses were then weighted to make survey replies more representative and account for Hispanic/Latino demographic mix in the Pima County area.

Surveying Trends 2013 – 2018 • • •

Respondent’s average income has increased steadily from $76,624 in 2013 to $91,300 in 2018. Agreement with key quality-of-life statements has increased with the largest changes in the town being a place to work (up 30%) and a place for children to be raised (up 10%). The most important issues for staying in town over the next five years have remained similar across surveys with a need for growth in businesses, retail, schools and adequate water supply.

Description and Views of Town of Sahuarita •

When presented with a list of town aspects, respondents rated the town mostly as a “place for children to be raised”. This was followed closely by a “place to enjoy my life” and “to buy a home”. More than one third of total respondents described the Town of Sahuarita as a “place to retire”.

Local Government and Police • •

• • •

The cleanliness and overall appearance of the town were the most highly rated components of local government. More than half of total respondents (53%) feel that the local government acts in the best interest of the community which is a 4% increase from 2015. Respondents in older age categories have more confidence than younger respondents that the government is acting with their best interests in mind. Almost six in ten respondents would favor a change in the current Mayoral selection protocol. A vast majority of respondents (94%) rated the Town of Sahuarita Police positively overall. Respondents also felt very safe from violent crime and gang activity, as well as feeling safe on their block during the day and in commercial areas.

Quality of Life and Community •

When evaluating quality of life aspects the most highly rated aspects of the town were affordable housing, and the air and environment. Local entertainment and locally available work opportunties were areas for improvement. Members of the town are engaged with one-another, but not with the local government. On average, respondents assisted a neighbor or friend slightly less than once a month, and never attended a town meeting. Leisure-based outdoor activity options were the most important recreation activities for respondents. This is shown through the high importance rating of shaded picnic areas and walking paths. 1|Page


2018 Citizen Survey Results

Town Development Moving Forward •

• • • • •

When asked which single issue was most imporant to them staying in the town, respondents were most concerned with availability of local shops and restaurants (24% of respondents) and community safety (18%). As the town grows, availability of water and commercial/retail development were the most important areas for respondents moving forward. Regarding the development of a Town District Center, 86% of respondents wanted to see restaurants and 71% wanted to see retail/shopping. More than half of respondents chose public/private partnerships as their preferred funding mechanism for the Town District Center. The overall growth of the town over the past five years has been viewed positively by two thirds of respondents. The most important aspect of the Town influencing respondent’s likelihood to stay is access to restaurants and entertainment by a wide margin. More than one third of respondents chose this as their top factor with access to stores and shopping as the second most chosen aspect.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results

Methodology Data Collection A combination of mailed and web-based questionnaires were distributed to Town of Sahuarita residents. Sample collection lasted 30 days from March 30 to April 30. The mailing effort included 2,000 surveys with instruction sheet, and letter from the Mayor. On the instruction sheet, respondents were given the option of completing the survey via the paper and business reply included, or via a web link with a unique access code included. Of the 2,000 mail surveys that were sent to randomly selected households, 305 were returned via paper response and 68 were completed via the web-link and unique access code. The response rate for the paper method is 18.7% After two weeks of data collection, a second method was offered to residents, a static link distributed via the Town of Sahuarita’s various citizen communication methods. The link included two screening questions to make sure that the respondents had not already taken the survey via another method and that the respondent lives within the Town of Sahuarita. Via this secondary method, another 563 responses were collected. Through these three methods a total of 936 responses were collected.

Response Categories A 0-to-5 scale is used for questions that require users to rate specific topics. This is a common tool in many surveys, as it allows for a specific “hot-or-cold� scale to gauge the feeling of individuals on a specific topic. This scale is also useful because it is simple for respondents to understand and allows for easy decision making. This is a great tool for modeling as it allows for a positive or negative response on every question and draws out conclusions that are more concrete.

Ethnicity Response Mix Because of the relatively small geographic sample size and selectivity inherent in any survey, the responses were weighted for a representative sample of the Pima County ethnic mix. This included taking the total value of responses from Hispanic/Latino respondents and weighting them to reflect the current 32% Hispanic/Latino population in Pima County. This allows a more accurate sampling analysis for population and created a new weighted sample of 781 respondents for analysis.

2013

2015

28.0%

72.0%

22.7%

77.3%

79.0%

Hispanic/Latino Non-Hispanic/Latino

2018

21.0%

Hispanic/Latino

Hispanic/Latino

Non-Hispanic/Latino

Non-Hispanic/Latino

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Citizen Survey Results Trends 2013 - 2018 Average Household Income Household income is a key measure in the overall economic health of a community.

Average Combined Household Income 2013 - 2018 $95,000

$91,300

$90,000 $83,500

$85,000 $80,000

$76,624

$75,000 $70,000 $65,000 2013

2015

2018

The average combined annual household income for respondents has steadily increased over the last three surveying efforts. Respondents reported household income increased 9% from 2013 to 2015 and another 9% from 2015 to 2018.

Quality of Life Statements Quality of life metrics include perceptions of town appearance, family feeling, and work availability -- all important metrics to consider over the three surveys. These measurements are vital to trending the overall satisfaction with residential experience. Table 1: Rank the Town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of the following aspects. Town Aspect % of respondents ranking aspect Change at least good or excellent 2013 – 2018 2013 2015 2018 As a place to live 89% 94% 95% +6% As a place for children 86% 97% 96% +10% to be raised As a place to work 29% 54% 59% +30% Appearance of town 88% 97% 94% +6%

Town Safety Perceptions Town safety is another key component to trend from 2013 to 2018. Southern Arizona is highly composed of elderly individuals and young families that have concerns about this issue moving forward. From 2013 to present, the Town of Sahuarita’s neighborhood safety ratings are shown below: Table 2: Rank the Town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel in each of these areas. Town safety regarding the % of respondents ranking aspect Change block you live on at least safe or very safe 2013 – 2018 2013 2015 2018 During the day 96% 99% 98% +2% At night 92% 96% 94% +2%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Town of Sahuarita respondents also feel very safe from crime in general. When asked to rate how safe they feel from each of the two most common forms of crime, the trend from 2013 to present is positive. Table 3: Rank the Town of Sahuarita based on how safe you feel from crime. Feelings of safety from % of respondents ranking aspect crime at least safe or very safe 2013 2015 2018 Safety from violent crime 89% 96% 97% Safety from property crime 74% 87% 91%

Change 2013 – 2018 +8% +17%

Important Issues in the Next Five Years Respondents were asked what issues were important to them as the town continues to grow. It has been five years since the first town survey of 2013, making this question as relevant now as ever. Below are the top responses from the previous surveys. Table 4: As the Town of Sahuarita grows during the next five years, how important will each of these issues become to you? Survey Year Topic in Next Five Years 2013 Increased opportunities for businesses to locate here Retail development 2015 Availability of adequate water Good schools and teachers 2018 Availability of adequate water Commercial/retail development Compared to 2015 the results are very similar, “Good school and teachers” was very narrowly the third most critical issue in 2018. This lays out three clear focuses for the community moving forward. Development of jobs and retail, water security, and schools.

Local Government Acting in the Best Interests of the Community In 2015 a new question was added to the survey in which respondents were asked to evaluate if they felt the government acted in their best interests. Table 5: Do you believe the Town of Sahuarita generally acts in the best interests of the community? Does the Town of Sahuarita government generally act in the best interests of Change the community? 2015 – 2018 2015 2018 Yes 49.9% 53.3% +3.4% No 15.7% 16.1% +0.4% I don’t know 34.3% 30.1% -4.2% I don’t care 0.2% 0.5% +0.3% When this question was first asked, slightly less than half of respondents believed that the Town of Sahuarita had their best interests in mind. Now, three years later, there has been an increase in this shared opinion and more respondents choosing an opinion instead of indicating that they do not know.

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Full Survey Results Time in Sahuarita 1.

How many years have you lived in Sahuarita? Choose ONE More than 20 years

5%

More than 10 but less than 20 years

32%

More than 8 but less than 10 years

13%

More than 5 but less than 8 years

17%

More than 3 but less than 5 years

12%

More than one but less than 3 years

15%

Just moved here - Less than a year

6% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

35%

Slightly more than half of the respondents (51%) indicated that they have lived in Sahuarita for more than eight years and less than 20 years. If the mid-points of each of these timeframes is averaged to a single number, the average residency duration is 8.9 years. Which is 0.7 years longer than residents surveyed in 2015.

Town Attributes and Descriptions 2.

Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. As a place for children to be raised

4.3

As a place to live and enjoy my life

4.2

As a place to buy a home

4.2

As a place to participate in social events and activities

3.6

As a place to work

2.8 0.0

0.5

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.5

4.0

4.5

According to respondents, the Town of Sahuarita is a great place to raise children, enjoy their life, and buy a home. However, the town still has room for improvement when it comes to being a place for social events/activities and work.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 3.

When you think of Sahuarita, which of these descriptions do you believe is most accurate? Choose ONE

It is the place I have chosen to retire and spend the rest of my life

39%

It is a place where I want to raise my children

22%

It feels like a collection of housing developments without much of a community feel

19%

It is a community that I feel part of

13%

I would leave if I could. I only stay because of the current economy I work somewhere else. I know very little about what happens here

5% 3% 0%

5%

10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%

More than one third of respondents indicated that it is a place where they have chosen to retire, where one in five said it was a place to raise their children. These two were also the two more commonly chosen responses in 2015, with a place to raise children being the top choice in the previous survey.

Local Government 4.

Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local government. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. Cleanliness of streets, parks, and other public spaces

4.20

Appearance, compared to other places where you have…

4.03

Opportunities for citizens to volunteer to help the… Opportunities for citizens to participate in community…

3.83 3.63

Confidence that the local government treats citizens…

3.48

Value received for the sales tax you pay to the Town of…

3.43

Confidence in the local government to do its job

3.41 0.00 0.50 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.50 4.00 4.50

Respondents ranked appearance and cleanliness both at least four out of five. All other choices also received a positive ranking above three, but confidence in the local government and value of sales tax usage are both areas for improvement.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 5.

Do you believe the Town of Sahuarita government generally acts in the best interests of the community? Choose ONE

0% 30%

Yes No 53%

I don't know I don't care

16% More than half of respondents feel that the local government generally acts in the best interest of the community. Of those that do not feel this is true, most do not know how the local government acts with relation to the interests of the community. These results are very similar to the results of the most recent survey conducted in 2015. 6.

The Town currently elects Council members and they select among themselves who will serve as Mayor. Would you support the direct election of a non-partisan Mayor instead? Choose ONE 5% 21% Yes No 58% 16%

I don't know I don't care

When asked about the current selection process for the town Mayor, nearly six in ten respondents would prefer a direct election of a non-partisan Mayor instead. It is worth noting that about one quarter of respondents either didn’t have an opinion on the topic or didn’t care about this process.

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Local Transportation 7.

Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local transportation. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. If you don’t use one or more of these kinds of transportation, just leave the rating blank. Travel around town by car

3.99

Access to walking trails and paths

3.77

Directional signage to public facilities

3.55

Availability of public parking

3.54

Road signs, traffic lights, and traffic flow

3.53

Travel around town by bicycle

3.43

Wheelchair accessibility

3.22

Travel around town by foot (walking)

3.14

Travel around town by bus

1.77 0.00

0.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.50

3.00

3.50

4.00

4.50

When asked about travel around town, all transportation methods except one scored at least a three out of five. Travel by car and walking trails/paths scored the highest from the option set.

Town of Sahuarita Safety and Police Department 8.

In general, how well do you think the Town of Sahuarita Police Department does its job? Choose ONE. Rank your answer using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent/very well, and “0” indicates very bad/poor.

45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%

42% 37%

15% 3%

2%

2%

0 - Very Badly/Poor

1

2

3

4

5 - Excellent/Very Well

The Town of Sahuarita police department received very high ratings with 94% of respondents rating them at least a three out of five and 79% giving them at least a four out of five.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 9.

Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel from crime. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all.

Violent crimes like robbery or assault

4.29

Gang activity

4.20

Crimes like burglary or theft

3.90

Vandalism to your neighborhood

3.88

Illegal drug use and sales

3.69

Door-to-door scammers

3.40 0.00

0.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.50

3.00

3.50

4.00

4.50

5.00

Along with high ratings for police, respondents also feel safe from crime in the Town of Sahuarita. All safety from crime categories have at least a 3.4 out of five. Respondents in Sahuarita also feel very safe from violent crime and gang activity. 10. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel in each of these areas. Use a “0” to “5”

scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all. The block you live on during the day

4.62

Commercial areas (grocery, retail)

4.43

Public areas during the day

4.43

The block you live on at night

4.33

Public areas after dark

3.69 0.00

0.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.50

3.00

3.50

4.00

4.50

5.00

Regarding how safe respondents feel in each area of the community, four of the five areas got safety ratings of at least four out of five. Citizen respondents feel safest on their block during the day and in commercial areas like grocery and retail stores.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 11. Please rate your perception of the level of Sahuarita Police service for each of the following areas.

Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent and “0” indicates very poor. Response time to calls for service

4.06

Enforcing traffic laws

3.78

Providing police reports in a timely manner

3.69

Providing community services

3.68

Patrol service to ward off criminals

3.66

Preparing the town for emergencies

3.51

Educating the public on crime prevention

3.46 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.40 3.50 3.60 3.70 3.80 3.90 4.00 4.10 4.20

Citizen respondents also rate the Sahuarita Police as a four out of five with regard to their response times when called for service. The lowest rated category was educating the public, which was still rated above a three out of five.

Local Quality of Life 12. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local

quality of life. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. The Quality of… Affordable housing

3.78

The air and environment

3.73

Services for the elderly

3.60

Local schools

3.58

Food sales outlets close and accessible

3.36

Activities for children

3.30

Local recreational opportunities

3.21

Accessible healthcare

3.10

Affordable children’s day care

2.92

Local cultural activities

2.77

Activities for teens

2.69

Local entertainment

2.57

Work locally available to you

2.54 0.00

0.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.50

3.00

3.50

4.00

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2018 Citizen Survey Results When ranking specific aspects of quality of life, respondents said that the affordability of housing and air/environmental quality were at the top of their list. There were five categories of quality of life that got less than a three out of five-composite score. These are areas for improvement for the town and include many topics that are relevant to families with children under 18 in the household like child care, activities for teens, and locally available work opportunities. 13. During the past year, how often have you or members of your family used/participated in the

following:

Never [0]

Seldom [1 – 2 times]

Less than once a month

Monthly

More than once a month

Assisted a neighbor or friend Town municipal parks Attended religious or spiritual activities Town newsletter Pima County Public Library Branch Town website Volunteered for local group or club Town function Town Recreation Center at ANAMAX Town Recreation Program Town meeting

The community feel of the Town of Sahuarita is strong. This is shown in the fact that respondents assisted a neighbor or friend at a rate of almost once a month. The least commonly attended activity tested here was going to a town meeting; a majority of respondents indicated that they never do this.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 14. Which single issue is most important to you in making your choice between remaining in the

Town of Sahuarita and moving to some other community during the next five years? Choose ONE 16%

Availability of local shops and restaurants

24%

Community safety

1% 2% 3%

Quality of schools The price of housing

3%

Availability of jobs Pollution and environmental concerns

6%

Availability of local entertainment and cultural events 18% 12%

Access to public parks and recreation spaces The cost of gasoline Other (specify)

16%

Availability of local shops and restaurants

23.7%

Community safety

17.6%

Quality of schools

16.0%

The price of housing

12.1%

Availability of jobs

6.3%

Pollution and environmental concerns Availability of local entertainment and cultural events Access to public parks and recreation spaces The cost of gasoline

3.3% 2.6% 1.9% 0.9%

Other (specify) 0.0%

15.6% 5.0%

10.0%

15.0%

20.0%

25.0%

The most important issue in deciding to stay in Sahuarita or move to another is the availability of local shops and restaurants with nearly a quarter of respondents indicating this. The second and third most important issues are community safety and quality of schools.

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Town Growth and Development 15. As the Town of Sahuarita grows during the next five years, how important will each of these

issues be to you? Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. Water to meet town needs

4.19 4.11 4.10 3.96 3.91 3.87 3.81

Commercial/retail development Good schools and teachers Economic development The price of housing Environmental pollution Street improvements Sidewalk and trail improvements

3.48 3.47 3.43 3.42 3.39 3.32

Expansion or addition of parks Speed of growth Availability of good jobs Storm water drainage Land development 0

0.5

1

1.5

2

2.5

3

3.5

4

4.5

Looking to the future, the most important issues in the next five years are water and commercial/retail development. These findings are similar to previous research in 2015. 16. Rank the importance to you and your family of each of the following recreational activities in the

Town of Sahuarita. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. Shaded picnic areas and benches

3.69

Walking trails and paths

3.53

Community sponsored special events and concerts

3.47

Community maintained sports fields (for soccer,…

3.43

Courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, in-…

3.17

Programs for teens

3.13

All inclusive, accessible playground

3.09

Community sponsored senior citizens programs

2.83

Programs for children under age 12

2.79

A public community swimming pool

2.52

Skateboard parks

1.92 0.00

0.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.50

3.00

3.50

4.00

The most important recreational activities for respondents include those outdoors, like picnic areas and walking trails. There were four recreational options that scored less than a three out of five and they seemed to be unrelated with respect to age or family composition. As in 2013, skateboard parks continued to rank in this survey as the least important recreational activity.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Based upon public input, The Town of Sahuarita has taken the first steps in developing a Town District Center. This center would provide gathering spaces and include multi use areas for retail, commercial office spaces, restaurants, municipal services, parks and more. We would like to know what you think about this proposed plan below. 17. Which uses would you like to see in the District? Choose all that apply Restaurants

86%

Retail/shopping

71%

Public Gathering Spaces

51%

Market Spaces

49%

Indoor Recreation Center

39%

Library

36%

Kids Activities

33%

Community Center

32%

Office/Professional Services

26%

Hotel Bed and Breakfast

20%

Housing

8% 0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

100%

As shown in the development-oriented questions, availability of restaurants and retail/shopping are important to survey respondents. Housing was an option in which respondents did not want to see in The Town Center District. 18. What finance mechanisms would you support for funding infrastructure of the Town Center

District? Choose all that apply Public/Private partnerships

53%

Use the Town's savings to pay for infrastructure

28%

I wouldn’t support any public funding

17%

Increase of sales taxes

23%

Issue debt

23% 0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

When asked how they would like the Town Center District to be funded, over half of respondents supported public/private partnerships. Only 17% indicated that they would not support any form of public funding for the district.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 19. Are you generally in favor of the way the Town of Sahuarita has been developing and growing

during the past five years? Choose ONE 14%

Yes 20%

No I don't know 67%

Two-thirds of survey respondents said that they were generally in favor of how the Town of Sahuarita has been developing and growing over the last five years. This is about 8% less than when this question was asked in 2015. It is important to note that 8% more respondents indicated that they did not know if they were in favor of the growth in 2018 than in 2015. 20. What aspect of the Town of Sahuarita would make you more likely to remain living here – if it

were improved? Choose ONE Access to restaurants and entertainment

34%

Access to stores and shopping

19%

Quality of schools

12%

Local employment

8%

Affordable housing

5%

Programs for the elderly

4%

Programs for teens

1%

Affordable Housing

1%

Programs for preschoolers

1%

Programs for the disabled

0%

I don't know

4%

Other (specify)

10% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

35%

40%

Once again, we see the importance of restaurants and entertainment growth in the Town of Sahuarita in this question. When asked to choose only one aspect of the Town to make them more likely to remain living here, more than a third wanted an increase in this aspect of town life.

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Generational Analysis The Generations Defined The analysis on some key issues has been expanded to allow for comparison across respondent’s generation definitions. This allows for a relative comparison of the importance of specific issues among age categories. This segmentation is important when discussing matters that are specific to age groups such as issues regarding senior citizens and young families. By showing these results in each generation, more weight is assigned to the opinions of groups that consider these age-specific questions important. Below are the generation definitions shown with timeframes for each generation and ages of members as of 2018. The colors of each age group shown below carry through the report for questions broken down by generation. Age Group 73 or older 72 to 54 53 to 38 37 or younger The Silent Generation (Pre-1945)

Baby Boomers (1964-1964)

Millennial Generation (1981 + )

Generation X (1965-1980)

Town Attributes and Descriptions by Generation Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 5.0 4.5

4.3 4.3

4.2

4.4

4.3 4.0 4.0

4.3

4.2 4.0

4.0

4.4

4.1

4.0 3.7 3.3

3.5

3.2 3.3

2.9

3.0

2.5 2.5

2.4

2.0 As a place for children to be raised

As a place to buy a home

Millennial

As a place to live and enjoy my life

Generation X

Baby Boomers

As a place to work

As a place to participate in social events and activities

Silent Generation

Millennial respondents see the Town of Sahuarita as a place to raise children, buy a home, and enjoy their life. By comparison, older respondents like those 73 or older see the town as a place to buy a home and enjoy their life, but they rate it much more highly as a place to participate in social activities than their younger counter-parts.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results When you think of Sahuarita, which of these descriptions do you believe is most accurate? Choose ONE It is the place I have chosen to retire and spend the rest of my life

58% 79% 55%

It is a place where I want to raise my children

43%

It feels like a collection of housing developments without much of a community feel

20% 22%

Millennial Generation X

18% 14%

It is a community that I feel part of

Baby Boomers Silent Generation

I would leave if I could. I only stay because of the current economy I work somewhere else. I know very little about what happens here 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%

There is little difference in the way that respondents describe the town based on their generation, except for one clear difference which is dictated exclusively by their age. Older silent generation and baby boomer respondents see the town as a place they chose to retire, and younger respondents see it as a place to raise children.

Local Quality of Life Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local quality of life. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 3.6

Affordable housing

4.1

3.5

The air and environment

3.9

3.6

Services for the elderly

3.7

3.3 Local schools

3.8

2.7 Food sales outlets close and accessible

4.0

3.0 Activities for children

3.5

2.6 Local recreational opportunities

3.6 1.5

Millennial

2.0

Generation X

2.5

Baby Boomers

3.0

3.5

4.0

4.5

Silent Generation

Considering local quality of life measures, respondents from the silent generation rated all aspects higher than younger respondents. For Millennials the town is a place that has affordable housing and 18 | P a g e


2018 Citizen Survey Results services for the elderly. For the silent generation, the Town of Sahuarita is a place with affordable housing and food sales locations. Continued from previous graph‌ 2.6 Accessible healthcare

3.6

2.6

Affordable children’s day care

3.2

2.3 Local cultural activities

3.2

2.3

Activities for teens

3.1

2.4

Work locally available to you

3.1

2.0 Local entertainment

Millennial

3.0 1.5

2.0

Generation X

2.5

Baby Boomers

3.0

3.5

Silent Generation

4.0

4.5

The lowest rated aspect of quality of life, was the quality of local entertainment for practically all generation groups. An important note when examining this graph of the lowest rated quality of life aspects is the noticeable gap among the old(est) and young(est) generation groups. Which single issue is most important to you in making your choice between remaining in the Town of Sahuarita and moving to some other community during the next five years? Choose ONE Quality of schools

36%

29% 20%

Availability of local shops and restaurants

29% 31%

19%

Community safety

22%

The price of housing

16%

Availability of jobs Pollution and environmental concerns Availability of local entertainment and cultural events Access to public parks and recreation spaces The cost of gasoline 0%

Millennial

Generation X

5%

10%

Baby Boomers

15%

20%

25%

30%

35%

40%

Silent Generation

Here is another example of a clear difference in priorities for different generational groupings. For Millennials and Generation Xers quality of schools is their number one priority in the next five years. Older respondents are concerned with local shopping and restaurants.

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Local Government and Town District Center by Generation Do you believe the Town of Sahuarita government generally acts in the best interests of the community? Choose ONE

Millennial

Generation X 0%

1% 29% 34%

40% 48%

23% 24% Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

Baby Boomers

Silent Generation

0%

1% 29%

31%

56% 64%

7% 13%

Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

An interesting generational trend emerges when examining how respondents feel the local government acts. A majority (59%) of Millennial respondents do not believe or do not know if the local government is acting in the best interest of the community. As the generational categories get older, the proportion of respondents who believe the government is acting in the best interest of the community increases. The oldest generation has two thirds of respondents saying they believe the government is acting in the best interest of the community.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results The Town currently elects Council members and they select among themselves who will serve as Mayor. Would you support the direct election of a non-partisan Mayor instead? Choose ONE

Millennial

Generation X

4%

4% 23%

33% 52% 7% 66% 11% Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

Yes

Baby Boomers

No

I don't know

I don't care

Silent Generation

6%

7%

18%

17% 47% 60%

17%

28%

Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

Yes

No

I don't know

I don't care

There is also a less obvious, but clear, generational trend in the opinions on current mayoral elections. Younger respondents in the Millennial and Generation X categories do not have large opposition to the possibility of changing the current election procedures. However, Baby Boomers and Silent Generation members more strongly oppose changing the election procedures as they stand. More than one quarter of Silent Generation respondents feel things should stay the way they are.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Are you generally in favor of the way the Town of Sahuarita has been developing and growing during the past five years? Choose ONE Millennial

67%

23%

10%

Generation X

67%

25%

8%

Baby Boomers

66%

Silent Generation

15%

68% 0%

10%

20%

30%

Yes

19%

15% 40%

No

50%

60%

70%

80%

17% 90%

100%

I don't know

A very similar proportion of respondents (about two thirds) from each generational group are in favor of how the town has been developing and growing. There is a slight difference in the proportion of younger and older respondents who are dissatisfied with how things have been developing. About 9% more Millennial and Generations Xers are not in favor of how things have been developing compared to older Baby Boomers and Silent Generation members. What finance mechanisms would you support for funding infrastructure of the Town Center District? Choose all that apply 56%

Public/Private partnerships

38%

Use the Town's savings to pay for infrastructure

28%

Issue debt

27%

Increase of sales taxes I wouldn’t support any public funding

20%

Other 0% Millennial

Generation X

10%

20%

Baby Boomers

30%

40%

50%

60%

Silent Generation

Overall, respondents across generations agreed that the public/private partnership was the best way to fund the Town Center District. The primary difference across generations was that Millennials had a much larger proportion of respondents choosing the town’s savings.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Which uses would you like to see in the District? Choose all that apply Generation

Top Choice (%)

Second Choice (%)

Third Choice (%)

Millennial

Restaurants (86%)

Kids Activities (78%)

Retail/shopping (71%)

Generation X

Restaurants (83%)

Retail/shopping (67%)

Indoor Recreation Center (58%)

Baby Boomers Restaurants (90%) Retail/shopping (75%) Public Gathering Spaces (57%) Silent Restaurants (85%) Retail/shopping (70%) Public Gathering Spaces (50%) Generation Finally, when asked what they would like to see in the Town Center District, all respondents chose restaurants as their top choice. The second choice for all except Millennials is retail/shopping, Millennials chose kids activities as their second most preferred and retail/shopping as their third.

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Respondent Demographics Generation 12% 25%

32%

31% Millenial

Generation X

Baby Boomers

Silent Generation

Gender

45% 55%

Female

Male

Education Graduate Degree or higher

27%

Bachelor’s Degree

34%

Associate Degree

11%

Technical school degree

3%

Some college

20%

High school grad (includes GED)

5%

Less than high school

0% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

35%

40%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Race 0% 2% 3%

3%

1%

Alaska native Asian Black/African American Native American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White/Caucasian

91%

Ethnicity

32% Hispanic/Latino Non-Hispanic/Latino 68%

Marital Status 11% 6%

Married Other Single

83%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Adults in Household Five or more

2%

Four

5%

Three

10%

Two

69%

One

12%

None

1% 0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

Children in Household Under 18 Six or more

0%

Five

2%

Four

4%

Three

10%

Two

22%

One

14%

None

48% 0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Income More than $150,000

11%

More than $100,000 but less than $150,000

28%

More than $75,000 but less than $100,000

27%

More than $55,000 but less than $75,000

16%

More than $45,000 but less than $55,000

7%

More than $35,000 but less than $45,000

5%

More than $25,000 but less than $35,000

4%

More than $15,000 but less than $25,000

2%

Less than $15,000

1% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

30%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Occupation Occupation Agriculture/Farming/Ranching Business to Business Sales Clerical/Inside sales College Educator/Administrator Construction/Building Trades County or State Government Disabled Disabled, Retired Engineering/Aerospace Executive Federal Government Hospitality/Food service Industrial/Production Law Enforcement/Border Patrol Law enforcement/border patrol Managerial Mining/Extraction Professional Trucking Retired School Teacher/Administrator Self-employed Self-employed, Managerial Stay-at-home Parent/Caregiver Student U.S. Military Unemployed Warehousing/Logistics

Percent 0.4% 1.1% 3.2% 0.4% 0.2% 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 4.3% 4.3% 4.5% 1.7% 0.5% 7.4% 0.2% 8.4% 1.5% 0.3% 30.0% 6.3% 8.8% 0.1% 7.9% 1.2% 0.7% 1.3% 0.3%

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Appendix I: Citizen Survey 2018 1.

How many years have you lived in Sahuarita? Choose ONE  Just moved here – less than a year  More than 5 but less than 8 years  More than one but less than 3 years  More than 8 but less than 10 years  More than 3 but less than 5 years

2.

 More than 10 but less than 20 years  More than 20 years

Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. Very Good/ Excellent

Very Bad/Poor

As a place for children to be raised As a place to buy a home As a place to live and enjoy my life As a place to work As a place to participate in social events and activities

0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5

3.

When you think of Sahuarita, which of these descriptions do you believe is most accurate? Choose ONE  It is a community that I feel part of.  I would leave if I could. I only stay because of the current economy.  It is a place where I want to raise my children.  It is the place I have chosen to retire and spend the rest of my life.  I work somewhere else. I know very little  It feels like a collection of housing developments without much of a about what happens here. community feel.

4.

Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local government. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. Very Good/ Excellent

Very Bad/Poor

Appearance compared to other places where you have lived or visited Cleanliness of streets, parks, and other public spaces Value received for the sales tax you pay to the Town of Sahuarita Opportunities for citizens to volunteer to help the community Opportunities for citizens to participate in community matters Confidence that the local government treats citizens fairly Your overall confidence in the local government to do its job

5. 6. 7.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Do you believe the Town of Sahuarita government generally acts in the best interests of the community? Choose ONE  Yes  No  I don’t know  I don’t care The Town currently elects Council members and they select amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor. Would you support the direct election of a non-partisan Mayor instead? Choose ONE  Yes  No  I don’t know  I don’t care Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local transportation. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. If you don’t use one or more of these kinds of transportation, just leave the rating blank. Very Bad/Poor

Travel around town by car Travel around town by foot (walking) Travel around town by bicycle Travel around town by bus Wheelchair accessibility Availability of public parking Directional signage to public facilities Access to walking trails and recreational paths Road signs, traffic lights, and traffic flow

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Very Good/ Excellent

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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8.

In general, how well do you think the Town of Sahuarita Police Department does its job? Choose ONE Rank your answer using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent/very well, and “0” indicates very badly/poor. Excellent/Very Well

Very Badly/Poor

9.

0 1 2 3 Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel from crime. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all.

4

5

Not safe at all

Violent crimes – like robbery or assault Crimes to your property – like burglary or theft Vandalism to your neighborhood – tagging or other damage Gang activity Illegal drug use and sales Door-to-door scammers

0 0 0 0 0 0

Very safe

1 1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5 5

10. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel in each of these areas. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all. Not safe at all

Very safe

Public areas (parks and buildings) during the day 0 1 2 3 4 Commercial areas (grocery, retail) 0 1 2 3 4 Public areas (parks and buildings) after dark 0 1 2 3 4 The block you live on during the day 0 1 2 3 4 The block you live on at night 0 1 2 3 4 11. Please rate your perception of the level of Sahuarita Police service for each of the following areas. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent and “0” indicates very poor. Very Poor

Response time to calls for service Patrol service to ward off criminals Preparing the town for emergencies Enforcing traffic laws Educating the public on crime prevention Providing community services (examples: vacation home checks, Explorers, SRO) Providing police reports in a timely manner

5 5 5 5 5

Excellent

0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5

0

1

2

3

4

5

0

1

2

3

4

5

12. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local quality of life. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. Very Bad/Poor

Quality of affordable housing Quality of affordable children’s day care Quality of accessible healthcare Quality of food sales outlets close and accessible Quality of the air and environment Quality of work locally available to you Quality of local schools Quality of services for the elderly Quality of local entertainment Quality of local cultural activities Quality of local recreational opportunities Quality of activities for children Quality of activities for teens

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Very Good/ Excellent

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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2018 Citizen Survey Results 13. During the past year, how often have you or members of your family used/participated in the following: Never [0]

Less than once a month

Seldom [1-2 Times]

More than once a month

Monthly

     Pima County Public Library Branch      Town Recreation Center at ANAMAX      Town Recreation Program      Town municipal parks      Town meeting      Town website      Town newsletter      Town function      Volunteered for local group or club      Attended religious or spiritual activities      Assisted a neighbor or friend 14. Which single issue is most important to you in making your choice between remaining in the Town of Sahuarita and moving to some other community during the next five years? Choose ONE  Quality of schools  Availability of local shops and restaurants  Availability of jobs  Pollution and environmental concerns  The price of housing  Community safety  The cost of gasoline  Access to public parks and recreation spaces  Availability of local entertainment and cultural events  Other (specify): _______________________ 15. As the Town of Sahuarita grows during the next five years, how important will each of these issues become to you? Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. Not important at all

Speed of growth Too much land development Confidence of water resources meeting future Town growth needs Environmental pollution The price of housing Availability of good jobs Storm water drainage improvements Street improvements Good schools and teachers Sidewalk and trail improvements Expansion or addition of parks Economic development Commercial/retail development Other (specify):

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Very important

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

16. Rank the importance to you and your family of each of the following recreational activities in the Town of Sahuarita. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. Not important at all

A public community swimming pool Walking trails and paths Community sponsored senior citizens programs Programs for children under age 12 Programs for teens Community sponsored special events and concerts Community maintained sports fields (for soccer, baseball, and other sports) Skateboard parks

Very important

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1 1

2 2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4 4 4

5 5 5 5 5 5

0

1

2

3

4

5

0

1

2

3

4

5

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, in-line hockey, horseshoes and other sports All inclusive, accessible playground Shaded picnic areas and benches

0

1

2

3

4

5

0 0

1 1

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

Based upon public input, The Town of Sahuarita has taken the first steps in developing a Town District Center. This center would provide gathering spaces and include multi use areas for retail, commercial office spaces, restaurants, municipal services, parks and more. We would like to know what you think about this proposed plan below. 17. Which uses would you like to see in the District? Choose all that apply  Retail/shopping  Restaurants

 Indoor Recreation Center  Library

 Office/Professional Services  Housing

 Community Center  Kids Activities

 Hotel Bed and Breakfast  Market Spaces (i.e. Farmer’s Market/Food Trucks)

 Public Gathering Spaces (Plazas, Greens, Parks)  Other (specify)_________

18. What finance mechanisms would you support for funding infrastructure of the Town District Center? Choose all that apply  Issue debt to pay for infrastructure. Pay off debt over time with property taxes  Increase of sales taxes and dedicate funding to pay for infrastructure  I wouldn’t support any public funding for this project

 Use the Town’s savings to pay for infrastructure  Public/Private partnerships  Other________

19. Are you generally in favor of the way the Town of Sahuarita has been developing and growing during the past five years? Choose ONE  Yes  No  I don’t know 20. What aspect of the Town of Sahuarita would make you more likely to remain living here – if it were improved? Check ONE  Access to stores and shopping  Programs for teens  Affordable housing  Local employment  Access to restaurants and entertainment  Programs for the elderly  Quality of schools  I don’t know  Programs for preschoolers  Other (specify): _______________  Programs for the disabled The next few questions will tell us a little more about you… 21. What is your year of birth?

22. What is the zip-code of your current residence? 23. Gender:  Male  Female 24. Level of education completed:  Less than high school  Some high school  High school grad (includes GED)  Technical school degree  Some college  Associate Degree  Bachelor’s Degree  Graduate Degree or higher 25. Racial Heritage:  White/Caucasian  Black/African American  Asian  Native American  Alaska native

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 Non-Hispanic/Latino

27. Marital Status:  Married

 Single

 Other

28. Children under 18 currently living at home:    

None One Two Three

 Four  Five  Six or more

29. Including yourself, number of adults (over 18) currently living in your household:  None  One  Two

 Three  Four  Five or more

30. Current Occupation: Choose ONE  Self-employed  Executive  Managerial  Clerical/Inside sales  Business to Business Sales  Engineering/Aerospace  Hospitality/Food service  Industrial/Production  Construction/Building Trades  Agriculture/Farming/Ranching  Mining/Extraction  Professional Trucking  Warehousing/Logistics  School Teacher/Administrator  College Educator/Administrator  County or State Government  Federal Government  Law Enforcement/Border Patrol  U.S. Military  Lawn care/Janitorial  Stay-at-home Parent/Caregiver  Unemployed  Student  Disabled  Retired 31. Current Annual Household Income Range: Choose ONE  Less than $15,000  More than $15,000 but less than $25,000  More than $25,000 but less than $35,000  More than $35,000 but less than $45,000  More than $45,000 but less than $55,000  More than $55,000 but less than $75,000  More than $75,000 but less than $100,000  More than $100,000 but less than $150,000  More than $150,000 32. Do you own of rent your current home? 

Own

Rent

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Appendix II: Total Responses Excluding “Did Not Respond” (DNR) Q1. How many years have you lived in Sahuarita? Choose ONE Just moved here - Less than a year More than one but less than 3 years More than 3 but less than 5 years More than 5 but less than 8 years More than 8 but less than 10 years More than 10 but less than 20 years More than 20 years Total

Percent

Count

6% 15% 12% 17% 13% 32% 5% 100%

50 119 90 130 101 252 39 781

Q2. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 As a place for children to be raised As a place to buy a home As a place to live and enjoy my life As a place to work As a place to participate in social events and activities

1% 1% 0% 9% 2%

1% 1% 1% 13% 5%

3% 3% 4% 19% 11%

Q3. When you think of Sahuarita, which of these descriptions do you believe is most accurate? Choose ONE It is a community that I feel part of. It is a place where I want to raise my children. I work somewhere else. I know very little about what I would leave if I could. I only stay because of the current economy. It is the place I have chosen to retire and spend the rest of my life. It feels like a collection of housing developments without much of a community feel. Total

11% 15% 14% 26% 25%

38% 36% 35% 18% 32%

47% 44% 47% 14% 26%

Percent

Count

3% 5% 13% 19% 22% 39% 100%

24 37 97 144 168 299 770

Q4. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local government. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Appearance compared to other places where you have lived or visited Cleanliness of streets, parks, and other public spaces Value received for the sales tax you pay to the Town of Sahuarita Opportunities for citizens to volunteer to help the community Opportunities for citizens to participate in community matters Confidence that the local government treats citizens fairly Your overall confidence in the local government to do its job

1%

1%

4%

19%

40%

35%

0%

1%

2%

12%

42%

42%

3%

4%

9%

29%

35%

18%

1%

3%

5%

27%

31%

33%

1%

4%

8%

29%

34%

24%

3% 4%

7% 6%

8% 9%

24% 27%

36% 33%

22% 21%

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Q5. Do you believe the Town of Sahuarita government generally acts in the best interests of the community? Choose ONE

Percent

Count

53% 16% 30% 0% 100%

412 125 232 4 773

Percent

Count

58% 16% 21% 5% 100%

449 121 165 41 776

Yes No I don’t know I don’t care Total

Q6. The Town currently elects Council members and they select amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor. Would you support the direct election of a non-partisan Mayor instead? Choose ONE Yes No I don’t know I don’t care Total

Q7. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local transportation. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. If you don’t use one or more of these kinds of transportation, just leave the rating blank. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Travel around town by car Travel around town by foot (walking) Travel around town by bicycle Travel around town by bus Wheelchair accessibility Availability of public parking Directional signage to public facilities Access to walking trails and recreational paths Road signs, traffic lights, and traffic flow

1% 8% 3% 27% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%

2% 8% 5% 19% 5% 4% 3% 4% 5%

5% 13% 12% 23% 17% 10% 11% 8% 11%

17% 22% 25% 19% 29% 27% 27% 19% 24%

36% 28% 36% 7% 33% 34% 34% 33% 33%

38% 20% 19% 5% 13% 23% 22% 33% 25%

Q8. In general, how well do you think the Town of Sahuarita Police Department does its job? Choose ONE. Rank your answer using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent/very well, and “0” indicates very badly/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 3%

2%

2%

15%

37%

42%

Q9. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel from crime. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Violent crimes – like robbery or assault Crimes to your property – like burglary or theft Vandalism to your neighborhood – tagging or other damage Gang activity Illegal drug use and sales Door-to-door scammers

1% 2%

0% 2%

2% 5%

14% 20%

31% 35%

52% 35%

2%

3%

5%

22%

29%

38%

1% 2% 5%

1% 5% 8%

3% 8% 11%

15% 26% 26%

29% 26% 21%

50% 33% 30%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Q10. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel in each of these areas. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Public areas (parks and buildings) during the day Commercial areas (grocery, retail) Public areas (parks and buildings) after dark The block you live on during the day The block you live on at night

1% 1% 1% 1% 1%

0% 0% 3% 0% 2%

1% 1% 9% 1% 3%

8% 7% 26% 5% 10%

34% 35% 32% 21% 27%

56% 56% 29% 72% 57%

Q11. Please rate your perception of the level of Sahuarita Police service for each of the following areas. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent and “0” indicates very poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Response time to calls for service Patrol service to ward off criminals Preparing the town for emergencies Enforcing traffic laws Educating the public on crime prevention Providing community services (examples: vacation home checks, Explorers, SRO) Providing police reports in a timely manner

2% 3% 4% 2% 4%

1% 4% 3% 4% 4%

3% 7% 10% 8% 10%

17% 24% 27% 17% 29%

36% 34% 33% 37% 29%

41% 28% 23% 32% 23%

3%

3%

8%

23%

32%

31%

3%

2%

7%

25%

34%

28%

Q12. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local quality of life. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Quality of affordable housing Quality of affordable children’s day care Quality of accessible healthcare Quality of food sales outlets close and accessible Quality of the air and environment Quality of work locally available to you Quality of local schools Quality of services for the elderly Quality of local entertainment Quality of local cultural activities Quality of local recreational opportunities Quality of activities for children Quality of activities for teens

2% 5% 4% 5% 2% 12% 3% 1% 9% 8% 4% 4% 9%

2% 8% 8% 7% 3% 13% 4% 3% 14% 11% 8% 6% 13%

7% 13% 13% 12% 8% 20% 8% 9% 21% 18% 11% 11% 16%

21% 44% 32% 21% 23% 30% 27% 29% 30% 31% 30% 29% 32%

42% 22% 30% 30% 36% 15% 34% 36% 16% 23% 32% 32% 20%

26% 8% 11% 24% 28% 10% 24% 22% 9% 9% 15% 17% 9%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Q13. During the past year, how often have you or members of your family used/participated in the following? Less than More than Seldom [1Never [0] once a Monthly once a 2 times] month month Pima County Public Library Branch Town Recreation Center at ANAMAX Town Recreation Program Town municipal parks Town meeting Town website Town newsletter Town function Volunteered for local group or club Attended religious or spiritual activities Assisted a neighbor or friend

35% 48% 60% 25% 69% 34% 30% 40% 53% 39% 6%

22% 25% 23% 23% 20% 30% 21% 29% 16% 15% 15%

15% 13% 12% 15% 7% 20% 21% 20% 10% 8% 17%

Q14. Which single issue is most important to you in making your choice between remaining in the Town of Sahuarita and moving to some other community during the next five years? Choose ONE Access to public parks and recreation spaces Availability of jobs Availability of local entertainment and cultural events Availability of local shops and restaurants Community safety Pollution and environmental concerns Quality of schools The cost of gasoline The price of housing Other (specify) Total

14% 6% 3% 17% 1% 11% 23% 9% 8% 7% 25%

15% 8% 3% 21% 2% 5% 6% 3% 13% 30% 36%

Percent

Count

2% 6% 3% 24% 18% 3% 16% 1% 12% 16% 100%

14 47 20 178 132 25 120 7 91 117 751

Q15. As the Town of Sahuarita grows during the next five years, how important will each of these issues become to you? Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Speed of growth Too much land development Confidence of water resources meeting future Town growth needs Environmental pollution The price of housing Availability of good jobs Storm water drainage improvements Street improvements Good schools and teachers Sidewalk and trail improvements Expansion or addition of parks Economic development Commercial/retail development

9% 9%

5% 5%

9% 12%

23% 22%

23% 20%

32% 32%

2%

1%

5%

14%

24%

54%

2% 2% 9% 4% 2% 5% 4% 5% 2% 2%

4% 3% 7% 6% 2% 3% 5% 7% 2% 2%

8% 5% 8% 14% 7% 3% 9% 10% 6% 5%

17% 20% 19% 27% 24% 13% 28% 22% 15% 13%

27% 29% 25% 23% 32% 18% 29% 28% 36% 28%

42% 40% 33% 27% 33% 58% 25% 28% 39% 49%

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13%

2%

1%

7%

10%

66%

Q16. Rank the importance to you and your family of each of the following recreational activities in the Town of Sahuarita. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 A public community swimming pool Walking trails and paths Community sponsored senior citizens programs Programs for children under age 12 Programs for teens Community sponsored special events and concerts Community maintained sports fields (for soccer, baseball, and other sports) Skateboard parks Courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, inline hockey, horseshoes and other sports All inclusive, accessible playground Shaded picnic areas and benches

30% 6% 16% 22% 19% 6%

8% 7% 9% 8% 5% 4%

8% 7% 12% 10% 6% 10%

14% 21% 20% 15% 15% 24%

14% 27% 23% 21% 25% 28%

26% 33% 19% 25% 30% 27%

9% 31%

4% 16%

8% 14%

23% 19%

24% 10%

32% 10%

11% 15% 7%

6% 5% 4%

13% 10% 7%

19% 20% 18%

25% 22% 25%

25% 27% 39%

Q17. Based upon public input, The Town of Sahuarita has taken the first steps in developing a Town District Center. This center would provide gathering spaces and include multi use areas for retail, commercial office spaces, restaurants, municipal services, parks and more. We would like to know what you think about this proposed plan below. Which uses would you like to see in the District? Choose all that apply Retail/shopping Restaurants Office/Professional Services Housing Hotel Bed and Breakfast Market Spaces (i.e. Farmer’s Market/Food Trucks) Indoor Recreation Center Library Community Center Kids Activities Public Gathering Spaces (Plazas, Greens, Parks)

Q18. What finance mechanisms would you support for funding infrastructure of the Town Center District? Choose all that apply Issue debt to pay for infrastructure. Pay off debt over time with property taxes Increase of sales taxes and dedicate funding to pay for infrastructure I wouldn’t support any public funding for this project Use the Town’s savings to pay for infrastructure Public/Private partnerships Other

Percent

Count

71% 86% 26% 8% 20% 49% 39% 36% 32% 33% 51%

553 671 202 63 153 385 307 283 248 257 397

Percent

Count

23% 23% 27% 18% 53% 4%

176 176 130 221 412 29

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Q19. Are you generally in favor of the way the Town of Sahuarita has been developing and growing during the past five years? Choose ONE Yes No I don't know Total

Q20. What aspect of the Town of Sahuarita would make you more likely to remain living here – if it were improved? Check ONE Programs for the disabled Programs for preschoolers Affordable Housing Programs for teens Programs for the elderly Affordable housing Local employment Quality of schools Access to stores and shopping Access to restaurants and entertainment I don't know Other (specify) Total

Q21. What is your year of birth? The Millennial Generation (1981 + ) Generation X (1965-1980) The Baby Boomer Generation (1946 – 1964) The Silent Generation (1928 – 1945) Total

Q22. What is the zip-code of your current residence? 80123 85086 85614 85615 85624 85628 85629 85639 85641 85714 85729 86514 97756 Total

Percent

Count

67% 20% 14% 100%

497 145 102 744

Percent

Count

0% 1% 1% 1% 4% 5% 8% 12% 19% 34% 4% 10% 100%

3 6 7 9 29 34 58 84 140 244 30 74 718

Percent

Count

12% 32% 31% 25% 100%

96 248 240 192 777

Percent

Count

0% 0% 33% 0% 0% 0% 65% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%

1 1 259 1 2 1 507 1 1 1 1 1 1 781

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Count

55% 45% 100%

427 351 778

Percent

Count

0% 5% 20% 3% 11% 34% 27% 100%

1 38 152 26 84 263 210 774

Percent

Count

0% 2% 3% 3% 1% 91% 100%

1 14 24 20 8 713 781

Percent

Count

Hispanic/Latino Non-Hispanic/Latino Total

32% 68% 100%

251 530 781

Q26. Marital status

Percent

Count

83% 6% 11% 100%

642 49 87 778

Percent

Count

48% 14% 22% 10% 4% 2% 0% 100%

376 107 175 75 28 16 2 779

Q23. Gender Female Male Total

Q24. Level of education completed Less than high school High school grad (includes GED) Some college Technical school degree Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Graduate Degree or higher Total

Q25. Racial heritage Alaska native Asian Black/African American Native American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White/Caucasian Total

Q25. Ethnic background

Married Other Single Total

Q27. Children under 18 living at home None One Two Three Four Five Six or more Total

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Q28. Including yourself, number of adults (over 18) currently living in your household None One Two Three Four Five or more Total

Q29. Current Occupation: Choose ONE Agriculture/Farming/Ranching Business to Business Sales Clerical/Inside sales College Educator/Administrator Construction/Building Trades County or State Government Disabled Disabled, Retired Engineering/Aerospace Executive Federal Government Hospitality/Food service Industrial/Production Law Enforcement/Border Patrol Law enforcement/border patrol Managerial Mining/Extraction Professional Trucking Retired School Teacher/Administrator Self-employed Self-employed, Managerial Stay-at-home Parent/Caregiver Student U.S. Military Unemployed Warehousing/Logistics Total

Percent

Count

1% 12% 69% 10% 5% 2% 100%

8 94 532 77 38 17 766

Percent

Count

0% 1% 3% 0% 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 4% 4% 2% 0% 7% 0% 8% 1% 0% 30% 6% 9% 0% 8% 1% 1% 1% 0% 100%

3 8 25 3 2 34 4 1 33 33 34 13 4 57 1 65 11 2 231 49 68 1 61 10 5 10 2 770

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Q30. Current Annual Household Income Range: Choose ONE Less than $15,000 More than $15,000 but less than $25,000 More than $25,000 but less than $35,000 More than $35,000 but less than $45,000 More than $45,000 but less than $55,000 More than $55,000 but less than $75,000 More than $75,000 but less than $100,000 More than $100,000 but less than $150,000 More than $150,000 Total

Q31. Do you own of rent your current home? Own Rent Total

Percent

Count

1% 2% 4% 5% 7% 16% 27% 28% 11% 100%

8 11 31 38 53 112 189 197 75 714

Percent

Count

92% 8% 100%

693 59 752

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Appendix III: Total Responses Including “Did Not Respond” (DNR) Q1. How many years have you lived in Sahuarita? Choose ONE Just moved here - Less than a year More than one but less than 3 years More than 3 but less than 5 years More than 5 but less than 8 years More than 8 but less than 10 years More than 10 but less than 20 years More than 20 years Did Not Respond Total

Percent

Count

6% 15% 12% 17% 13% 32% 5% 0% 100%

50 119 90 130 101 252 39 0 781

Q2. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR As a place for children to be raised As a place to buy a home As a place to live and enjoy my life As a place to work As a place to participate in social events and activities

1% 1% 0% 8% 2%

1% 1% 1% 12% 5%

3% 3% 4% 18% 11%

10% 15% 13% 25% 24%

Q3. When you think of Sahuarita, which of these descriptions do you believe is most accurate? Choose ONE It is a community that I feel part of. It is a place where I want to raise my children. I work somewhere else. I know very little about what I would leave if I could. I only stay because of the current economy. It is the place I have chosen to retire and spend the rest of my life. It feels like a collection of housing developments without much of a community feel. Did Not Respond Total

37% 35% 34% 17% 32%

45% 44% 46% 14% 25%

3% 1% 1% 6% 2%

Percent

Count

3% 5% 12% 18% 22% 38% 1% 100%

24 37 97 144 168 299 11 781

Q4. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local government. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Appearance compared to other places where you have lived or visited Cleanliness of streets, parks, and other public spaces Value received for the sales tax you pay to the Town of Sahuarita Opportunities for citizens to volunteer to help the community Opportunities for citizens to participate in community matters Confidence that the local government treats citizens fairly Your overall confidence in the local government to do its job

1%

1%

4%

19%

40%

35%

0%

0%

1%

2%

12%

42%

42%

0%

3%

4%

9%

29%

35%

18%

1%

1%

3%

5%

26%

31%

32%

2%

1%

4%

8%

28%

34%

23%

2%

3%

7%

8%

24%

35%

21%

2%

4%

6%

9%

26%

33%

20%

1%

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Q5. Do you believe the Town of Sahuarita government generally acts in the best interests of the community? Choose ONE Yes No I don’t know I don’t care Did Not Respond Total

Q6. The Town currently elects Council members and they select amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor. Would you support the direct election of a non-partisan Mayor instead? Choose ONE Yes No I don’t know I don’t care Did Not Respond Total

Percent

Count

53% 16% 30% 0% 1% 100%

412 125 232 4 8 781

Percent

Count

58% 16% 21% 5% 1% 100%

449 121 165 41 5 781

Q7. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local transportation. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. If you don’t use one or more of these kinds of transportation, just leave the rating blank. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Travel around town by car Travel around town by foot (walking) Travel around town by bicycle Travel around town by bus Wheelchair accessibility Availability of public parking Directional signage to public facilities Access to walking trails and recreational paths Road signs, traffic lights, and traffic flow

1% 7% 3% 20% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3%

2% 8% 4% 14% 4% 3% 3% 4% 5%

5% 12% 10% 18% 13% 10% 11% 7% 10%

17% 21% 22% 14% 22% 25% 26% 18% 23%

36% 26% 32% 6% 25% 32% 33% 31% 33%

38% 18% 16% 4% 10% 22% 21% 31% 24%

1% 8% 13% 23% 23% 5% 5% 6% 2%

Q8. In general, how well do you think the Town of Sahuarita Police Department does its job? Choose ONE. Rank your answer using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent/very well, and “0” indicates very badly/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR 2%

2%

2%

14%

34%

38%

9%

Q9. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel from crime. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Violent crimes – like robbery or assault Crimes to your property – like burglary or theft Vandalism to your neighborhood – tagging or other damage Gang activity

1% 2%

0% 2%

2% 5%

14% 20%

31% 35%

51% 35%

1% 1%

2%

3%

5%

22%

29%

38%

1%

1%

1%

3%

15%

29%

49%

2%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Illegal drug use and sales Door-to-door scammers

2% 5%

5% 8%

8% 11%

25% 25%

25% 21%

33% 29%

2% 2%

Q10. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to how safe you feel in each of these areas. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very safe, and “0” indicates not safe at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Public areas (parks and buildings) during the day Commercial areas (grocery, retail) Public areas (parks and buildings) after dark The block you live on during the day The block you live on at night

1% 1% 1% 1% 1%

0% 0% 3% 0% 2%

1% 1% 9% 1% 3%

8% 7% 24% 5% 10%

33% 34% 29% 21% 26%

54% 54% 27% 70% 56%

4% 3% 7% 3% 3%

Q11. Please rate your perception of the level of Sahuarita Police service for each of the following areas. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates excellent and “0” indicates very poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Response time to calls for service Patrol service to ward off criminals Preparing the town for emergencies Enforcing traffic laws Educating the public on crime prevention Providing community services (examples: vacation home checks, Explorers, SRO) Providing police reports in a timely manner

2% 3% 4% 2% 3%

1% 4% 3% 4% 4%

3% 6% 8% 7% 9%

15% 22% 23% 16% 26%

32% 31% 29% 34% 26%

36% 25% 20% 29% 21%

11% 10% 14% 8% 10%

3%

3%

7%

20%

28%

27%

13%

3%

2%

6%

21%

28%

23%

17%

Q12. Rank the town of Sahuarita according to your view of each of these aspects concerning local quality of life. Use a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very good/excellent, and “0” indicates very bad/poor. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Quality of affordable housing Quality of affordable children’s day care Quality of accessible healthcare Quality of food sales outlets close and accessible Quality of the air and environment Quality of work locally available to you Quality of local schools Quality of services for the elderly Quality of local entertainment Quality of local cultural activities Quality of local recreational opportunities Quality of activities for children Quality of activities for teens

2% 4% 4% 5% 2% 10% 3% 1% 8% 7% 4% 3% 7%

2% 6% 8% 7% 3% 11% 3% 3% 13% 11% 8% 5% 11%

7% 10% 12% 12% 7% 16% 7% 8% 20% 17% 10% 9% 13%

21% 33% 31% 21% 23% 24% 23% 27% 29% 29% 28% 24% 26%

41% 16% 29% 30% 35% 13% 29% 33% 16% 21% 30% 27% 16%

25% 6% 11% 23% 27% 8% 21% 20% 8% 8% 14% 14% 8%

3% 26% 6% 3% 3% 17% 14% 8% 6% 7% 6% 17% 20%

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Q13. During the past year, how often have you or members of your family used/participated in the following? Seldom Less than More Never [1-2 once a Monthly than once DNR [0] times] month a month Pima County Public Library Branch Town Recreation Center at ANAMAX Town Recreation Program Town municipal parks Town meeting Town website Town newsletter Town function Volunteered for local group or club Attended religious or spiritual activities Assisted a neighbor or friend

34% 47% 57% 24% 67% 33% 29% 38% 51% 38% 6%

21% 24% 22% 22% 19% 29% 20% 27% 16% 14% 14%

14% 13% 11% 14% 7% 19% 20% 19% 9% 8% 17%

13% 5% 3% 17% 1% 11% 22% 8% 8% 7% 24%

Q14. Which single issue is most important to you in making your choice between remaining in the Town of Sahuarita and moving to some other community during the next five years? Choose ONE Access to public parks and recreation spaces Availability of jobs Availability of local entertainment and cultural events Availability of local shops and restaurants Community safety Pollution and environmental concerns Quality of schools The cost of gasoline The price of housing Other (specify) Did Not Respond Total

14% 8% 2% 20% 2% 5% 6% 3% 12% 29% 35%

3% 4% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3%

Percent

Count

2% 6% 3% 23% 17% 3% 15% 1% 12% 15% 4% 100%

14 47 20 178 132 25 120 7 91 117 30 781

Q15. As the Town of Sahuarita grows during the next five years, how important will each of these issues become to you? Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR Speed of growth Too much land development Confidence of water resources meeting future Town growth needs Environmental pollution The price of housing Availability of good jobs Storm water drainage improvements Street improvements Good schools and teachers Sidewalk and trail improvements

8% 9%

5% 5%

8% 12%

22% 21%

22% 19%

31% 30%

4% 4%

2%

1%

5%

14%

24%

53%

2%

2% 2% 8% 4% 2% 4% 3%

4% 3% 6% 5% 2% 3% 5%

8% 5% 7% 13% 6% 3% 9%

17% 20% 18% 25% 23% 12% 27%

26% 28% 23% 22% 31% 17% 28%

41% 39% 30% 25% 33% 54% 24%

2% 3% 7% 5% 3% 6% 4%

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Expansion or addition of parks Economic development Commercial/retail development Other (specify)

5% 2% 2% 2%

6% 2% 1% 0%

9% 6% 5% 0%

21% 14% 13% 1%

27% 34% 27% 2%

27% 37% 48% 11%

5% 4% 4% 83%

Q16. Rank the importance to you and your family of each of the following recreational activities in the Town of Sahuarita. Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. 0 1 2 3 4 5 DNR A public community swimming pool Walking trails and paths Community sponsored senior citizens programs Programs for children under age 12 Programs for teens Community sponsored special events and concerts Community maintained sports fields (for soccer, baseball, and other sports) Skateboard parks Courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, inline hockey, horseshoes and other sports All inclusive, accessible playground Shaded picnic areas and benches

29% 6% 15% 20% 17% 6%

8% 6% 9% 8% 5% 4%

8% 7% 12% 10% 6% 9%

13% 20% 20% 14% 14% 23%

13% 26% 22% 19% 23% 27%

26% 32% 19% 23% 28% 26%

3% 3% 3% 7% 7% 4%

9% 29%

3% 14%

8% 13%

22% 18%

22% 9%

30% 9%

5% 7%

11% 14% 7%

6% 5% 3%

13% 10% 7%

18% 19% 17%

24% 21% 24%

24% 25% 38%

4% 6% 4%

Q17. Based upon public input, The Town of Sahuarita has taken the first steps in developing a Town District Center. This center would provide gathering spaces and include multi use areas for retail, commercial office spaces, restaurants, municipal services, parks and more. We would like to know what you think about this proposed plan below. Which uses would you like to see in the District? Choose all that apply Retail/shopping Restaurants Office/Professional Services Housing Hotel Bed and Breakfast Market Spaces (i.e. Farmer’s Market/Food Trucks) Indoor Recreation Center Library Community Center Kids Activities Public Gathering Spaces (Plazas, Greens, Parks)

Q18. What finance mechanisms would you support for funding infrastructure of the Town Center District? Choose all that apply Issue debt to pay for infrastructure. Pay off debt over time with property taxes Increase of sales taxes and dedicate funding to pay for infrastructure I wouldn’t support any public funding for this project Use the Town’s savings to pay for infrastructure Public/Private partnerships Other

Percent

Count

71% 86% 26% 8% 20% 49% 39% 36% 32% 33% 51%

553 671 202 63 153 385 307 283 248 257 397

Percent

Count

23% 23% 23% 17% 28% 4%

176 176 130 221 412 29

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Q19. Are you generally in favor of the way the Town of Sahuarita has been developing and growing during the past five years? Choose ONE Yes No I don't know Did Not Respond Total

Q20. What aspect of the Town of Sahuarita would make you more likely to remain living here – if it were improved? Check ONE Programs for the disabled Programs for preschoolers Affordable Housing Programs for teens Programs for the elderly Affordable housing Local employment Quality of schools Access to stores and shopping Access to restaurants and entertainment I don't know Other (specify) Did Not Respond Total

Q21. What is your year of birth? The Millennial Generation (1981 + ) Generation X (1965-1980) The Baby Boomer Generation (1946 – 1964) The Silent Generation (1928 – 1945) Did Not Respond Total

Q22. What is the zip-code of your current residence? 80123 85086 85614 85615 85624 85628 85629 85639 85641 85714 85729 86514 97756

Percent

Count

64% 19% 13% 5% 100%

497 145 102 37 781

Percent

Count

0% 1% 1% 1% 4% 4% 7% 11% 18% 31% 4% 10% 8% 100%

3 6 7 9 29 34 58 84 140 244 30 74 63 781

Percent

Count

12% 32% 31% 25% 1% 100%

96 248 240 192 4 781

Percent

Count

0% 0% 33% 0% 0% 0% 65% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

1 1 259 1 2 1 507 1 1 1 1 1 1

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Q23. Gender Female Male Did Not Respond Total

Q24. Level of education completed Less than high school High school grad (includes GED) Some college Technical school degree Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Graduate Degree or higher Did Not Respond Total

Q25. Racial heritage Alaska native Asian Black/African American Native American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White/Caucasian Did Not Respond Total

1% 100%

4 781

Percent

Count

55% 45% 0% 100%

427 351 3 781

Percent

Count

0% 5% 19% 3% 11% 34% 27% 1% 100%

1 38 152 26 84 263 210 7 781

Percent

Count

0% 2% 3% 3% 1% 91% 0% 100%

1 14 24 20 8 713 0 778

Percent

Count

Hispanic/Latino Non-Hispanic/Latino Did Not Respond Total

32% 68% 0% 100%

251 530 0 781

Q26. Marital status

Percent

Count

82% 6% 11% 0% 100%

642 49 87 3 781

Percent

Count

48% 14% 22%

376 107 175

Q25. Ethnic background

Married Other Single Did Not Respond Total

Q27. Children under 18 living at home None One Two

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Q28. Including yourself, number of adults (over 18) currently living in your household None One Two Three Four Five or more Did Not Respond Total

Q29. Current Occupation: Choose ONE Agriculture/Farming/Ranching Business to Business Sales Clerical/Inside sales College Educator/Administrator Construction/Building Trades County or State Government Disabled Disabled, Retired Engineering/Aerospace Executive Federal Government Hospitality/Food service Industrial/Production Law Enforcement/Border Patrol Law enforcement/border patrol Managerial Mining/Extraction Professional Trucking Retired School Teacher/Administrator Self-employed Self-employed, Managerial Stay-at-home Parent/Caregiver Student U.S. Military Unemployed Warehousing/Logistics Did Not Respond

10% 4% 2% 0% 0% 100%

75 28 16 2 2 781

Percent

Count

1% 12% 68% 10% 5% 2% 2% 100%

8 94 532 77 38 17 15 781

Percent

Count

0% 1% 3% 0% 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 4% 4% 2% 0% 7% 0% 8% 1% 0% 30% 6% 9% 0% 8% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%

3 8 25 3 2 34 4 1 33 33 34 13 4 57 1 65 11 2 231 49 68 1 61 10 5 10 2 11

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Q30. Current Annual Household Income Range: Choose ONE Less than $15,000 More than $15,000 but less than $25,000 More than $25,000 but less than $35,000 More than $35,000 but less than $45,000 More than $45,000 but less than $55,000 More than $55,000 but less than $75,000 More than $75,000 but less than $100,000 More than $100,000 but less than $150,000 More than $150,000 Did Not Respond Total

Q31. Do you own of rent your current home? Own Rent Did Not Respond Total

100%

781

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Appendix IV: Open-Ended Responses *All responses are reported regardless of demographic weighting. Minor spelling corrections were made when obvious word choice was inferred. Q14. Which single issue is most important to you in making your choice between remaining in the Town of Sahuarita and moving to some other community during the next five years? Choose ONE A combination of things like employment and community safety. If there are no local entertainment and activities, especially for teens, as the local population grows, so will the teens restlessness and therefore more opportunities for them to get into trouble. If parents are having to commute elsewhere for work, they are unable to keep a close eye on their children. Bringing more local employment is important for this community. A splash pad accessible to all not just Rancho Ability for my children to grow and enjoy the community. Including quality and SAFE schools, playgrounds, and activities for kids of all ages. Access to a large public pool Access to an indoor walking track; activities for active seniors; access to a pool for therapeutic exercises. an indoor walking track access to quality health providers Activities specifically for older adults. Most for young . After school child care. After work activities for full time working adults All of the above Availability of child care Availability of childcare services, specifically for school aged kids that include after school & summer care. The LINK program has had my children on a waiting list for over a year now. I have been calling for over 2 years & they are always full. Availability of culture, shops and restaurants easily accessible from mulit-use trails Availability of medical facilities barking dogs, spot lights on houses Be closer to family Better quality housing. More land not all on top of each other Better Town Government, Town staff attitude is preventing more commercial development from occurring. Does anybody remember Home Depot? Bike paths Building inspections Can we get a freaking restaurant please Can't afford to move. Close to family close to work location Close to work, not in Tucson away from crime and had better schools closer to children closer to work Community growth and housing market. Cost of living here cost of living, more then just housing. for example we get raped with water here in rancho specifically. 150$ a month between water and waste water is out of control! also homes with larger property that is affordable. houses are crammed together i may as well live in Brooklyn. Cost of property taxes Cost of public utilities, property taxes, and HOA

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Cost of rent Depends entirely on Pima County and their taxing policies, which are out of control Do not need any more fast food. Need decent sit down meals for families. don't plan to move Expansion of pools , traffic flows , hoa fees Family Family in area Family issues Family needs. Family situation Family stays in area Feeling safety of community Friends and family General quality of life Get a new police Chief getting old Getting older - moving to continuing care neighborhood Getting Quail Creek Blvd extended to Nogales. Golf/Sports activities Have parents in their 80's in the area health care health concerns as we age Health Services higher quality retail shops and restaurants HOA fees rising HOA is a rip off!!!! HOA rates continue to go up every year and I'm tired of hearing barking dogs. Sahuarita should translate to the city of barking dogs. HOA unreasonable HOA. Never again. Home owner association fees home, and service availability Hoping to retire and move back to Texas. Housing not in an HOA I like living in a small town. People are closer to their neighbors and more involved I love this community, I just wish there were more restaurants and more activities for my children It’s clean Job Keeping the small town feel and not becoming overcrowded with traffic Less people Live in Quail Creek! Great Here! Living somewhere where the HOA fees don’t go up every year Local government Location near natural recreation areas and nearby relatively large city (Tucson) Low crime rate Low taxes low taxes, HOA fees More arterial roads Move to area with less population density. my husband's job and health

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2018 Citizen Survey Results No pickleball courts None None of the above Over expansion "Tucson South" overall quality of life - whether the cost of living here is balanced by opportunities and availabilities overcrowding w/ too much housing. Sahuarita is becoming another Tucson overzealous HOA Property tax Property Taxes Property Taxes Public parking in los Arroyo community Public pickleball courts Public Pool Quail Creek Quality of life in Quail Creek and availability of services as we age. Quality of living Quality of schools, property taxes, utility costs, local stores/restaurants Re-learning how to compromise Retired Retired - don’t plan on moving Retired 24yrs here Rural lifestyle Safety Services fir the elderly Services, Environment, Safety Shops and restaurants/night life summer temperature Tax, water, sewage fees Taxes Taxes are high, utilities are high Taxes Property - Less of your hands in my wallet Taxes that pay for our fire department, water and sewage The cost of the HOA The ever increasing of the Rancho HOA fees The lots in Rancho are small The proximity to both the border and Tucson. This area needs a true parks and rec program with more activities offered for clients of all ages. They also need a rec center. This town needs more restaurants. Dining out offers few choices. too many people Town Leadership Traffic and over development Water and sewer bills Water supply Water too expensive Weather Weather/Traffic Where my grandchildren end up in 2019 Where my spouse is stationed wider roads w/ turn lanes

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Q15. As the Town of Sahuarita grows during the next five years, how important will each of these issues become to you? Rank your answers using a “0” to “5” scale, where, “5” indicates very important, and “0” indicates not important at all. A LARGE Downtown with a LARGE Park. A nice pub or evening place to meet with people A public pool (and not in Rancho Sahuarita) Ability to attract good high paying long term private sector jobs other than military, mining and government jobs. Access to a large public pool Activities for kids Activities for teens/young adults adult after work activities Not Bars! Better parks to include baseball fields that aren't dangerous like the Anza fields better restaurants/not best food Better retail stores and restaurants bills stop increasing Charter schools BASIS upper grades Child care facilities. Children activities Cleanliness and availability of pools community bonding as it gets bigger. Connectivity through the development of trails Consideration for your local startups, vendors and food truck owners. It's very difficult to operate. People become cut throat and territorial. The food truck group is cut throat as well. It's sad. But people are on Facebook selling food out of their homes and it is left alone. We could thrive and so would the town if we could sell together in one place once a month at least. Crime crime reduction Cultural/music development of a thru road from Quail Creek to Walmart Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment and recreation Entertainment Development Excessive speed enforcement and not using traffic cameras Family type chain restaurants feeling safe Few parks that are suitable for children. No public splash pads or pools. My grandchildren are very bored when they come here. Form or combine a fire district getting rid of HOAs Good places to eat meals Good quality restaurants Gym facilities health care Healthcare Higher paying hobs - Non-Retail HOA Fees

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2018 Citizen Survey Results HOA Prices going up HOA Rates Hold developments accountable Home Depot Hospital I'm concerned about large numbers of people move in from very different forms of government Improvement of building inspections Increasing salary of teachers Indoor recreational activity development. inspections to assure roofs meet code Items available to more than just "Rancho". Pools, park features, sports fields Keep taxes down local entertainment Loss of pecan trees lot sizes are too small Lower Taxes lowering cost of water!! Major chain sit down restaurants Medical offices Modern/effective police More commercial. More restaurants. more cultural development More dining options to keep my money in Sahuarita and NOT TUCSON More food and stores snails near the North end of rancho More industry jobs More land between houses More police needed. The speediest, texters need to stop!!! Nature! Natural landscapes! Need more stores on by the Pima Mine Road Need Trader Joe & Costco Night life Night life bars or clubs No low-income housing No Low-income housing projects Parking Parking People on drugs pickleball courts Places to eat Police on the streets Police patrols/Traffic light cameras police presence Pollution (dirt) from FICO every Winter during harvest is terrible and must be corrected by town and State ADEQ Preservation of environmental resources and protection of rare species of wildlife and plants; protection of citizens from mine pollution Proper pay for teachers - needed to get and retain quality teachers Property taxes Public indoor/or heated pool Public pickleball courts Public Pool

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Public Transportation Quail crossing to Circle K road/bridge Quality healthcare Quality Restaurants Rate of Growth Recreation reduction in freeway noise Reduction in HOA fees Remain a friendly, healthy town Restaurant Restaurants restaurants & Home Depot Restaurants and movie theatre in Rancho Restaurants/Costco/Home Depot Safety of community Safety-seeing that homeless and gangs sty OUT shopping center vehicle and pedestrian traffic Sit down restaurants NOT FAST FOOD! Splash pad Splash Pad/ Public pool for non Rancho Sahuarita resident's Street maint. And improvement Tax Taxes The schools are already so crowded more schools needed. Speed money for schools. For our children. More private schools / charter / public Theater Too many homes being built. We need more competition in the quality restaurant area. Town council addressing needs of all parts of town, not just Rancho, Town Leadership Traffic Traffic Noise Level Traffic speed control use of the Sahuarita Post Office Vision and Planning Walking crossing light to cross Rancho Sahuarita Rd to safely walk to parks what does economic development mean? would like to see more shopping and dining you are creating traffic issues that will plague the area in near future

Q17. Based upon public input, The Town of Sahuarita has taken the first steps in developing a Town District Center. This center would provide gathering spaces and include multi use areas for retail, commercial office spaces, restaurants, municipal services, parks and more. We would like to know what you think about this proposed plan below. Which uses would you like to see in the District? Choose all that apply A fun adult spot for karaoke or pool. Or both A LARGE Downtown park with multiple lakes that residents can fish at, have small kayak/canoe access to and walk/jog around. A large public pool (possibly indoors) A larger gym. Accessible Assisted Living Facilities

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2018 Citizen Survey Results All inclusive park with community pool Artist support and small business growth Auditorium and gaming area Bowling alley, new movie theater and bars Coffee shop Coffee shop / bistro, not a national chain Coffee Shop, not Starbucks Crosswalk lights for pedestrians to safely cross Rancho Sahuarita Rd by the skateboard park. It is very dangerous to cross the street. Daycare center, athletic facilities Daycare centers, high-end apartment complex for families Dedicated bicycle trail around Sahuarita. Do not support Enough Free meeting rooms Golf course next to north park with family restaurant Gym Home Depot & Lowes I would rather see all the monies out into the schools. I’m against this. I’m anti-development in Sahuarita. Indoor Pool Industry. Jobs Inline Hockey Rink In-line hockey rink Less government=good Let highest & Best use market decide this one Medical Medical - doctors full time more indoor activities for kids year round More things for kids and teens to do. Movie theater Movie theatre Movie, community college New movie theater New parks in Rancho New theater Nice movie theater No ice skating rink or water feature please. Work with our natural environment. No more Mexican restaurants. non Mexican restaurants seafood restaurant Non-chain restaurants None, not needed Parking for gatherings Party halls places for seniors only Places for teens to do things Pool Pool splash pad Public Community Pool available for all residents Public pickleball courts

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Public Transportation Quail Creek Resident Skate rink. Think 2020 vision Splash pad Splash pad! stupid idea, not a government responsibility, simple servants making up work for themselves Swimming Pool Teen activities This is just a dream that will require billions of public and private investment and ultimately result in additional taxes being paid by all property owners whether they use the facilities or not. I just think this Visioning exercise is just a political shell game being sponsored by tax payers money and this is not a good use of public money. Top Golf Town splash pad (Marana has 1 and is building a 2nd and we don't have any) Trader Joes Use Mesilla, NM as model Utilize what is already here We have seen enough development in this area . Cheap houses and outsiders with no respect or reverence for the people and wildlife that have lived here before we became occupied have destroyed the casual elegance of our community and brought with it a slew of colonialist sheep who have no idea what they are doing Wheelchair accessible playgrounds at schools and community parks. You need to build a three level family entertainment zone.. call it The Center. Have a arcade, birthday zone, bowling alley, jumping blow up land, bumper cars and a Johnny rockets type place.

Q18. What finance mechanisms would you support for funding infrastructure of the Town Center District? Choose all that apply Anything that wouldn’t burden "home owners" Be assertive! Talk of breaking ground for a Downtown in three years is too slow. Bob Sharp can pay for it. Community raffle like the TMC does developer paid infrastructure Do not raise taxes for this or any other purpose - do not raise taxes! don't do it Don't know how it works now Fundraisers and bake sales, donations, ect fundraising events Fundraising, government grants, sponsors grants and donations HOA I need to know more about what is in it I sure as heck hope this single mom doesn’t have to pay more taxes for this. There is no extra time in my day and no extra income. These are all expensive things. Small business owners have no change in this town anymore. Increase property taxes. DO NOT issue any debt. Let Bob Sharp pay for it. Let developers (I.e. Bob Sharpe & Waldens/Crow ) pay their way for their impact in the community. Let someone other than Bob Sharpe call the shots Millage and/or bonds Mine involvement. Issue a collection fund with a promise of free membership perks once the center is complete.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Not Sure Public/private partnerships Reduction/curtailment of tax credits and special benefits given to Sharpe. sell bonds Stop wasting town funds on Town employees measuring street signs and redesigning the town logo and all the expenses that go along with implementing that new logo Taxation is Theft The HOA fees are already high. Car registration is outrageous. Charge a small fee for large community events. $5.00 There is way to many cops and money's going to the police dept. I talk to them and they are bored so how about we cut some funding to them and use for teachers? town "opportunity fund" Unclear question . Not sure how to answer . Would like to see our taxes go to paying for fire Dept use sales tax hikes and budget surpluses. DO not raise property taxes. If necessary usage taxes are better then property or income taxes. Use the money from over whelming hoa fees

Q20. What aspect of the Town of Sahuarita would make you more likely to remain living here – if it were improved? Check ONE A house with a bigger backyard and no HOA Access to a swim team or large public pool Access to medical services Access to stores and restaurants Activities and facilities for the ENTIRE community, not just Rancho Sahuarita! after work adult activities - Not Bars! air quality All above important to a community All of the above All of the above selections and lower the HOA and lower utility costs since they're higher than Tucson's utility costs. all of them Artist district and small business support Better government Better leadership Better Police department Childcare is my main consideration for moving away from Sahuarita. The schools let out early and with dual career parents there aren't reliable options for childcare. Church Clean up Police Department issues Don’t raise taxes Fire District Get a new police Chief and more officers Get rid of HOAs Golf course in north of Sahuarita hospital Housing area with more property and no HOA If HOA goes down - to expensive. $155/mo. To much. I'm not leaving Improve environmental air quality - i.e. dust from mine and pecan groves Improved library.

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2018 Citizen Survey Results It's not just one thing, there are many aspects that feed into this question. Sahuarita was sold as a developing community on the outside of Tucson that boasted all of these things to come. Well over 10 years later we're just starting to see business pickup. I know it won't happen over night but we can't wait another 10 years to see more shops, etc. come into the area. This is a great community to live in, let's invest - if we build it, they will come. Keeping some aspects of nature, and natural beauty around town. I don't want to see pavement and store fronts as far as thee I can see. Keeping the open spaces and small town Less government=good Less growth. Retail and restaurants that are locally owned and affordable. Less/slower expansion Lower HOA fees lower sewer and water charges Lower taxes - Less of your hand in my wallet Lower the utilities, lower the taxes Major retail growth! May move to GV for lower taxes and elderly programs. Medical care Medical Facilities More dog parks, restaurants More land with new houses- quality houses. Richmond American estate homes More peace and quiet, no more freaking parks, no more high HOA fees No apartment home and stop cookie cutting homes!!!! No change needed for me to stay none of the above Sahuarita is fine peace and quiet Pickleball, walking trails/biking trails Plan to live here rest of life please keep more of a "small town" feel, Sahuarita is feeling more and more "city like" Poor quality roofing materials and workmanship. 7or 8 leaks over the 10 years. Preservation of existing flora and fauna to ensure continued existence of the gorgeous Sonoran desert and its native species Price fir internet water and sewer Programs for all ages Public Community Pool Public pickleball courts Public pool and splash pad Public pools Public Safety public transportation quality health care providers Quiet life style , no over development Reduce the amount of houses being built Reduction of freeway noise. refer to 14. Emphasize quality restaurants, retail and entertainment Roads safe community free from homeless people Safety Safety for my kids Security on border See that it remains a safe and quiet place

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2018 Citizen Survey Results Splash Pad in or near Madera Highlands Stop building and zoning housing as you are now. There is too much compressed housing here now. Keep trying to bring in more quality restaurant competition. Discontinue the police volunteer program. Stop building! Overcrowding, lower HOA, Why is HOA going up when all these homes are going up? It shows greed on the part on Rancho and Sahuarita. Stop destroying the desert. Stop development. This was a nice quiet town. Now its mass traffic Stop misuse of Town funds Stop raising waste water rates!!! Taxes The houses are so close together . If I moved that would be my reason The town does not grow to big. I like the small town feeling Too many houses, too much traffic and not enough speed enforcement in a Rancho Sahuarita. No speed bumps allowed to discourage speeding while children play around cramped areas of houses. Parks are too far away for kids to go alone. Overall, there are too many houses crammed together, thus causing too many cars parked on the street. I feel squashed in like a sardine. We would not stay for anything anymore. It's too far gone. Traffic safety Traffic flow - congestion leads to crime Trails Variety in the types of services provided--too many pizza places and pet stores. Wastewater fee restructure westside rancho arterial road wider streets with turning lanes, overcrowding on side streets is already a problem, maintenance of higher sale housing minimizing "affordable" which brings down value of existing developing properties

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2018 Town of Sahuarita Citizen Survey Full Report  
2018 Town of Sahuarita Citizen Survey Full Report