Neighbor Survey


Leading organizations committed to continuous improvement conduct surveys to target and improve neighbor satisfaction. The up-to-date and statistically valid data obtained through the Neighbor Surveys are important as we push forward implementing Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035, Press Play Fort Lauderdale 2018and the Commission Annual Action Plan. The survey results are also an important step in our Strategic Planning and Budget Cycle, informing the foundation for a strategic budget that reflects community priorities.

ETC Institute, a well-qualified third party, conducts the City of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Surveys, ensuring households are randomly selected and representative of the four City Commission Districts and the 2010 Census demographics.

2015 Neighbor Survey Priorities

In order to help identify the top priorities, ETC Institute conducts an analysis to focus efforts on improving results that matter most to the community. This analysis examines the level of satisfaction and the importance that neighbors placed on each survey question in comparison to those within the same category. By identifying services of high importance and low satisfaction, the analysis helps identify which actions will have the most impact on overall satisfaction. 

  1. Overall flow of traffic
  2. Maintenance of streets, sidewalks, and infrastructure
  3. Preparing for the future of the City of Fort Lauderdale
  1. Stormwater and drainage improvements
  2. More walkable and bikeable streets
 Public Safety
  • The City's efforts to prevent crime
  • The visibility of police in neighborhoods
 Parks and Recreation
  • Availability of green space near your home
 Transportation and Mobility
  • Management of traffic flow and congestion
  • Safety of biking
  • Adequacy of street lighting
  • Cost of public parking
 Water, Wastewater, Flooding, and Sanitation
  • Prevention of storm-water related flooding
  • Prevention of tidal-related flooding
  • Overall quality of drinking water
  • Cleanliness of waterways near home



















2015 Neighbor Survey (NEW)

2014 Neighbor Survey

2013 Neighbor Survey

2012 Neighbor Survey



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