LOMPOC Facing a multi-million deficit, Lompoc city officials are preparing for upcoming budget meetings by asking for a little help.
The city is encouraging people to go online and take a short survey to help leaders understand residents’ priorities. The survey is available until 5 p.m. Feb. 22, and comes just a few weeks before a Lompoc City Council goal-setting public workshop. The workshop, open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. March 9 at Lompoc City Hall.
Both English and Spanish versions of the survey are available on the city website at www.cityoflompoc.com.
The survey asks for opinions on what residents believe to be Lompoc’s biggest challenges in the coming years. People are also asked to give advice about what the city should do to “celebrate or promote itself.”
The survey also details the city’s current priorities and asks residents to select their own top three choices. The list includes economic development, public safety, parks and recreation, infrastructure and code enforcement.
Quality of life also makes it onto the survey, with respondents asked to select five that are the most important to them. Among the choices are housing, schools, availability of higher paying jobs, access to healthy food options, shopping and retail availability, entertainment, street maintenance and youth programs.
The upcoming budget meetings will focus on the 2019-21 budget.