Los Alamos County Code Enforcement Survey 2021 Summary of Results Now Available

Los Alamos County’s Community Development Department (CDD) contracted with Polco’s National Research Center to conduct a survey of residents as a part of the public input process to help inform CDD and Dekker/Perich/Sabatini on the Chapter 18 Nuisance Code update.

To ensure that results were representative of the county’s population, 5,400 households were randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in a statistically valid probability (random) sample survey during December 2021; 1,207 completed and submitted surveys, for a 22% response rate. The demographic profile of survey respondents was compared to that of the entire community and statistical adjustments were made to ensure that the results are representative of the entire community. In addition to the random sample survey, all residents were invited to participate in an open participation survey publicized by CDD. A total of 233 completed surveys were submitted through this method.

The Survey Summary Report that outlines the findings of the community survey is now available for review here.

The project team would like to thank all participants who took the time to provide us this valuable feedback!

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