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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL
FROM: DIRECTOR OF RECREATION AND PARKS
DATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
SUBJECT: REPORT ON THE GLOBAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY
STAFF COORDINATOR: Matt Waters, Administrative Analyst II, Recreation and Parks
Receive and file the results and analysis of the Global Needs Assessment Survey conducted by the public opinion firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, and Associates;and, 2) Forward the results and analysis to the Open Space, Planning and Recreation and Parks Task Force, General Plan Update Steering Committee, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.
On June 17, 2003, the City Council authorized the public opinion firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, and Associates to conduct a global needs assessment survey to collectively address the concerns of the Open Space Planning and Recreation and Parks Task Force, the General Plan Update Steering Committee, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. The survey was administered by phone to 500 RPV households (3.3% of total number of RPV households) between June 22 and July 6, 2003. Survey questions addressed the respondents’ opinions regarding the overall condition of the City, the most serious issues facing the City, their usage and satisfaction with local features and City services, frequency of recreational activities and pastimes, preference for additional athletic fields or additional open space, and support for proposed parks and recreation improvements.
The results of this survey and the attached report received from the public opinion firm of Richard Maullin, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates will allow the City to obtain valuable information about citizens’ opinions on a wide range of topics, including recreational facilities and open space. In particular, the Open Space
Planning and Recreation and Parks Task Force will be able to use the information
gathered through the survey to complete the update to the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
Director, Recreation and Parks