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SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2019


Coin Investment Exercise Results

We asked residents to distribute eight coins into eight categories based on how important each was to them. They could distribute the coins however they wished, indicating their level of support for investment in an area by the number of coins put into the box.


We also conducted this activity at the September 2018 event, which we can compare to the Feb. 23 to look at change over time. The graph below shows what percentage of total votes each category received at each event. Comparing the results allows us to see if residents' top priorities have changed.

The results indicate that three categories received increased "investment": Education, Health, and Transportation. Five categories declined: employment/income, housing, police/fire, retail/shopping, and recreation. Much of the overall change was marginal, by just a few percentage points. Larger change was seen in Employment/Income, Education, and Transportation.

Coin count comparison kickoff event vs n

Breakout Sessions:

Solution Brainstorming

Building upon the work of previous community planning sessions, the planning team actively engaged participants to identify and prioritize solutions for the community’s most pressing concerns.


The goals of the events were to

  1. Provide community members the opportunity to problem solve and ideate together,

  2. Focus on strategy development for priority areas, and

  3. Determine the resources and people that would need to be engaged in order to make their strategies a reality.


Participants were randomly assigned to three different breakout groups; each of these sessions addressed one topic (identified by residents in previous activities) from the People, Place, and Home categories.

In collaboration, participants were challenged to develop solutions for the three priority areas identified in each category. Each small group shared with the room the idea they liked the most. Once all ideas were collected, the entire group voted on one idea to flush out more. This process was repeated two more times to address the other two topics.

The table below illustrates the key ideas proposed by residents in the three breakout groups on Feb. 23. Residents were asked to think of strategies to solve the top priority ('Priority' column below) that was identified in each topic area (i.e. Health, Education, Business, Safety, et al.)

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