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Budget Preference Survey

Budget Preference Survey

The City of Frankfort operates on a $36 million dollar General Fund annual budget. Out of that budget the City is expected to provide a number of services for the community including but not limited to public safety, street maintenance, stormwater projects, trash and recycling collection, code enforcement, land use planning, community development programs, and parks and recreation.  The City hopes this survey can help educate about the City's General Fund budgetary process as well as to engage the public on community priorities as it relates to spending on important services and capital projects.

 

For background information (and some survey answers!), check out the documents posted on the sidebar.

Which of these aspects do you like most about Frankfort?
Historic Downtown
71%
Kentucky River
51%
Community events
37%
Elkhorn Creek
35%
Parks and recreation facilities
35%
The safe community
34%
The people
31%
State Capitol
30%
Quality of schools
23%
Other
2%
Closed to responses | 99 Responses
The City of Frankfort's general fund budget is divided into the following categories. What percentage of the budget do you think is allocated toward each category? (Pick the percentage you think corresponds with that budget category)
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Below are general areas of city services. Please rank in order of importance to you, from most important to least important.
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City may need to make significant budget cuts to services. Which three services would you choose to NOT make any cuts to?
Street maintenance and repair
73%
Public Safety: Fire, EMS, 911 Dispatch, Law Enforcement
73%
Sanitation/Garbage service
64%
Parks and Recreation
48%
Planning and Zoning, and Code Enforcement
22%
Special events
14%
Closed to responses | 91 Responses
The City is currently working on or considering the following significant capital projects. Please rank these projects according to your preference, from most important to you to least important to you.
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What is your motivating factor in determining what a good investment project is for the City of Frankfort? Please rank in order of importance, from most important to you to least important to you.
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Each capital project has been assigned points based on it's relative cost to the city.

Imagine the City of Frankfort has a total of 30 points to use on capital projects. With this in mind, select the capital projects you would choose to complete, until you reach a total of 25 points (any submissions over 25 points won't be counted).
Transit facility on Parcel B (4 points)
62%
Blanton's Landing, entire project (18 points)
60%
New downtown fire station (6 points)
59%
Broadway Bridge, new pedestrian deck (3 points)
47%
Broadway Bridge, rehabilitation of current structure (5 points)
31%
Closed to responses | 87 Responses
For the list above, which projects would you be willing to incur debt for and/or employ new tax generating measures? Select all that apply.
New downtown fire station
55%
Blanton's Landing, entire project
51%
Transit facility on Parcel B
40%
Broadway Bridge, rehabilitation of current structure
30%
Broadway Bridge, new pedestrian deck
12%
Closed to responses | 77 Responses
If there was an opportunity for you to contribute to a foundation or other financial mechanism (sponsorships or fundraising) to help fund some of these projects, how likely would you be to contribute your own money?
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If very likely or somewhat likely to contribute, which project would you choose to participate in?
Blanton's Landing, entire project
40%
New downtown fire station
32%
Broadway Bridge, rehabilitation of current structure
17%
Transit facility on Parcel B
8%
Broadway Bridge, new pedestrian deck
3%
Closed to responses | 63 Responses
What creative ideas do you have for funding some of these projects, outside of the City budget?
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