2018 Constituent Survey

January 3, 2018

Do you have any questions, comments or concerns?

I want to hear from you – please take a few minutes to fill out and submit the survey on issues that matter most to you.

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1.
Which of the following do you think is the most significant issue for our area?

Improving schools
Creating jobs and attracting businesses
Keeping taxes low and reducing state spending
Reducing crime and gun violence
Other:
2.
Currently, the I-81 viaduct, or elevated highway, running through downtown Syracuse is deteriorating and in need of a long-term solution. In your opinion, which is the best solution for fixing I-81?

Community Grid
Viaduct Replacement
Tunnel Alternative
3.
Consensus CNY has proposed combining the Onondaga County and city of Syracuse governments into a single government, which could potentially save $9 million to $23 million a year. Would you approve the consolidation of the Onondaga County and city of Syracuse governments?

Yes
No
If no, why?
4.
On the issue of immigration, which of the following proposals do you support? (Designating a town, city or state as “sanctuary” means that local law enforcement are not obligated to comply with federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants.) (Check all that apply.)

Declaring your city/town a sanctuary city/town
Declaring New York State as a sanctuary state
The NYS DREAM Act, which would set up a fund to advance educational opportunities for immigrant students
Green Light NY, which would allow the DMV to issue drivers licenses regardless of legal status
5.
Would you support the option for children to attend charter schools instead of public schools in your community?

Yes
No
6.
Would you support a single-payer health care system in New York State, which would provide universal health care for all residents?

Yes
No
7.
The current Scaffold Law requires that employers in the construction, demolition and repair industries be fully liable for elevation-related injuries. Critics say reforms should take worker negligence into account. Do you support the reforms to the law?

Yes
No
8.
Which of the following voting reforms, if any, would you support in New York State? (Check all that apply.)

Early voting
Online absentee ballot applications
Online voter registration
Same-day registration
Automatic registration
Other:
9.
Are you a business owner?

Yes
No
If yes, what are the top challenges to growing your business?
If no, what do you think are the top challenges for business growth in your community?
10.
How could the state better help businesses grow in your community? (Check all that apply.)

Lower taxes
Improved public transportation
Workforce training programs to increase the number of skilled workers
Lower insurance costs paid by businesses
Other:
11.
Overall, do you trust your state legislators to make the right decisions for your community?

Yes
No
Why or why not?
12.
What suggestions or concerns do you have about improving your community?