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Lindalee Ausejo inside Precinct ELC101 June 5, 2021, 11:50 AM

The last time you visited the website, which of the following best describes the topic you were looking for? Other - the building of a library; I have called re: this issue and no response.
Were you able to find what you were looking for on the City site? No
More specifically, what were you looking for? The issue of building a new library. El Cerrito as a whole is one of the most educated areas in California and we have an outdated library. I have donated hundreds of fine books for fundraising over the years and yet no library. Our city should be ashamed of that fact. Let's see if I get a response that is civil and earnest over this.
Which of the following best describes how you plan to use the information you were looking for? For a friend, neighbor or family member outside of my household
Based on the information you found, how likely are you to take some type of action soon? (i.e. apply for a permit, register for a class, attend a meeting, visit a park or facility, provide comments, etc) Not likely
Would you access information from the City of El Cerrito through other electronic channels or devices? (Please select all that apply): E-mail updates
Which of the following sources drove you to visit the site today? Message directly from the City on Twitter
What improvements would you like to see to the City website? Don't know
How do you generally find out about what is happening locally in the City of El Cerrito? Check all that apply.
Word of mouth, City mailing/Communication/Newsletter
Did you know that the City offers email subscriptions for meeting agendas, city events, Environmental Services, Recreation Department news, Community Development Department news, and Police Department news? Yes
In the past year, how many times have you attended a meeting or event hosted by the City of El Cerrito? None
Where do you access the Internet? Check all that apply. Home
Other Comments/feedback: If someone in the management office cannot return a call re: the library issue, I do not think a meeting will help either. I even had another El Cerrito resident ask me if our city is going bankrupt because she sees nothing has been done about the library also. That was embarrassing.

K White inside Precinct ELC107 May 6, 2021, 6:11 PM

How frequently do you use the City of El Cerrito’s website? Weekly
The last time you visited the website, which of the following best describes the topic you were looking for? Other - Information about the financial crisis
Were you able to find what you were looking for on the City site? No
More specifically, what were you looking for? I was looking for information about meetings, workshops etc. relating to financial recovery. However that information is buried or none existent.
Which of the following best describes how you plan to use the information you were looking for? For myself/someone in my household
Based on the information you found, how likely are you to take some type of action soon? (i.e. apply for a permit, register for a class, attend a meeting, visit a park or facility, provide comments, etc) Not likely
Would you access information from the City of El Cerrito through other electronic channels or devices? (Please select all that apply): Other - Before expanding options and that arrange currently helpful, however, w about a redesign strategy that provides vides relevant info on the EC WEBSITE
Which of the following sources drove you to visit the site today? Other - Link to the survey
What improvements would you like to see to the City website? Other - The questions assume the website works. It isn't practical. Get someone who does not currently work there to design a survey that asks questions to propel the city toward a better design
How do you generally find out about what is happening locally in the City of El Cerrito? Check all that apply.
Word of mouth
Did you know that the City offers email subscriptions for meeting agendas, city events, Environmental Services, Recreation Department news, Community Development Department news, and Police Department news? No
In the past year, how many times have you attended a meeting or event hosted by the City of El Cerrito? Five or more times
Where do you access the Internet? Check all that apply. Home
Other Comments/feedback: If the City wants to improve, please ask someone with expertise to design the survey questions and website.

Name not shown inside Precinct ELC106 May 6, 2021, 4:57 PM

How frequently do you use the City of El Cerrito’s website? Weekly
The last time you visited the website, which of the following best describes the topic you were looking for? Meeting or Event details /Calendar
Were you able to find what you were looking for on the City site? Partially
More specifically, what were you looking for? Agenda packets. Hard to find specific documents in one single loooong attachment
Which of the following best describes how you plan to use the information you were looking for? Other - To offer ideas to help the city improve financially
Based on the information you found, how likely are you to take some type of action soon? (i.e. apply for a permit, register for a class, attend a meeting, visit a park or facility, provide comments, etc) Very likely
Would you access information from the City of El Cerrito through other electronic channels or devices? (Please select all that apply): None of the above
Which of the following sources drove you to visit the site today? Word of mouth recommendation from someone I know
What improvements would you like to see to the City website? Other - All of the above
How do you generally find out about what is happening locally in the City of El Cerrito? Check all that apply.
City Website
Did you know that the City offers email subscriptions for meeting agendas, city events, Environmental Services, Recreation Department news, Community Development Department news, and Police Department news? Yes
In the past year, how many times have you attended a meeting or event hosted by the City of El Cerrito? Five or more times
Where do you access the Internet? Check all that apply. Home, Work, Personal mobile device

Name not available inside Precinct ELC113 May 6, 2021, 3:49 PM

How frequently do you use the City of El Cerrito’s website? Weekly
The last time you visited the website, which of the following best describes the topic you were looking for? Other - This is difficult since you are allowing me only one choice- meeting dates
Were you able to find what you were looking for on the City site? No
More specifically, what were you looking for? I wanted to find out about the May 8th budget meeting and there was no information that told me the time, and what to expect.
Which of the following best describes how you plan to use the information you were looking for? Other - Why only one choice...this is so binary!
Based on the information you found, how likely are you to take some type of action soon? (i.e. apply for a permit, register for a class, attend a meeting, visit a park or facility, provide comments, etc) Unsure
Would you access information from the City of El Cerrito through other electronic channels or devices? (Please select all that apply): E-mail updates, Mobile websites, Podcasts, Text messages, Other - Texting
Which of the following sources drove you to visit the site today? Email sent from the City Instant message from someone
What improvements would you like to see to the City website? Other - Please find someone who didn't design your survey to improve the website. Navigation and design
How do you generally find out about what is happening locally in the City of El Cerrito? Check all that apply.
Other - Talking to the other residents, emailing council members, Next Door
Did you know that the City offers email subscriptions for meeting agendas, city events, Environmental Services, Recreation Department news, Community Development Department news, and Police Department news? Yes
In the past year, how many times have you attended a meeting or event hosted by the City of El Cerrito? Five or more times
Where do you access the Internet? Check all that apply. Home
Other Comments/feedback: Ha. That's funny that you offer us the guidelines for civility. I would like to see the guidelines for transparency!

Name not shown inside Precinct ELC108 February 11, 2021, 7:46 PM

Debris removal and access improvements

Name not available inside Precinct ELC107 February 14, 2020, 10:10 PM

List THREE words to describe El Cerrito (right now): Quiet, Dull
List THREE words to describe your vision of El Cerrito ten years from
now:
Safer, Fun, Sophisticated
List THREE of El Cerrito's greatest attributes: Parks, Close to SF, Spacious
Finish this sentence: "The greatest challenge City leaders will face
in the next ten years is..."
Smarter development, with more cohesive neighborhoods
As the City identifies key goals and areas of focus for the next 3-5 years, we would like your input. Please prioritize the following areas. Greater diversity and affordability in housing options, Emergency/Earthquake/Wildfire preparedness, High-quality schools and education, Public safety, Transit-oriented development around BART stations, Multi-modal transit options (including walking, biking, public transit)
List 3 words to describe pressing issues in El Cerrito: Keeping the library open the current number of hours , Reducing burglaries , Environmental stewardship

Name not available inside Precinct ELC104 February 14, 2020, 7:47 PM

List THREE words to describe El Cerrito (right now): Cute, Underfunded, Trees
List THREE words to describe your vision of El Cerrito ten years from
now:
Affordable, Clean, Trees
List THREE of El Cerrito's greatest attributes: Trees, BART/transit connections, Sustainability
Finish this sentence: "The greatest challenge City leaders will face
in the next ten years is..."
Creating enough affordable housing
As the City identifies key goals and areas of focus for the next 3-5 years, we would like your input. Please prioritize the following areas. Greater diversity and affordability in housing options, Transit-oriented development around BART stations, Environmental sustainability, High-quality schools and education, Multi-modal transit options (including walking, biking, public transit)
List 3 words to describe pressing issues in El Cerrito: Affordability, Food variety, Better BART

Name not available inside Precinct ELC104 February 14, 2020, 7:36 PM

List THREE words to describe El Cerrito (right now): Affordable (relatively), Growing, Financially mismanaged
List THREE words to describe your vision of El Cerrito ten years from
now:
Sustainable, Affordable, Walkable
List THREE of El Cerrito's greatest attributes: Diversity of residents, Sustainability resources (Recycling Center, Natural Areas, Ohlone Greenway), BART stations
Finish this sentence: "The greatest challenge City leaders will face
in the next ten years is..."
Creating a walkable, multi-modal, environmentally and socially resilient community
As the City identifies key goals and areas of focus for the next 3-5 years, we would like your input. Please prioritize the following areas. Multi-modal transit options (including walking, biking, public transit), Transit-oriented development around BART stations, Evaluate and improve City processes and efficiencies (development services, purchasing, and other critical processes), Environmental sustainability, Open space and parks
List 3 words to describe pressing issues in El Cerrito: Budget, Speeding (especially around BART stations), Sustainability

Name not shown inside Precinct ELC103 February 14, 2020, 6:22 AM

List THREE words to describe El Cerrito (right now): Car-focused, Caters to the older generation, Chain stores
List THREE words to describe your vision of El Cerrito ten years from
now:
Town squares at both BART stations, A truly multi-modal San Pablo Ave, More open space west of the Greenway for all the new development and residents
List THREE of El Cerrito's greatest attributes: The 2 BART stations, The Ohlone Greenway, Hillside Natural Area
Finish this sentence: "The greatest challenge City leaders will face
in the next ten years is..."
Providing housing and services for new residents
As the City identifies key goals and areas of focus for the next 3-5 years, we would like your input. Please prioritize the following areas. Multi-modal transit options (including walking, biking, public transit), Greater diversity and affordability in housing options, Open space and parks, Long-term financial health of the City (building reserves, lowering expenses), Sense of place and community identity, High-quality schools and education
Are there other goals not specified in the previous question? The previous question doesn't specify goals- just categories. For example, we have mulit-modal transit options- just not adequate ones. We need MORE open space and parks WHERE THE EL CERRITO POPULATION IS MOST DENSE. We need a true town center(s)/[ublic spaces where people collect and interact. We need a new library. We need actually to follow the goals we set in our climate action and active transportation plans when development decisions are made. We need more redundancy in alternative transportation options. We need to stop catering to the car driving population over all other.users- not just in plans but in actions. We need our school grounds open to residents' use after school hours and on weekends.

Name not shown inside Precinct ELC112 February 13, 2020, 8:37 PM

List THREE words to describe El Cerrito (right now): urban/suburban, calm, regular
List THREE words to describe your vision of El Cerrito ten years from
now:
financially stable, sustainable, family-friendly
List THREE of El Cerrito's greatest attributes: best of both worlds, safe, approachable
Finish this sentence: "The greatest challenge City leaders will face
in the next ten years is..."
sounds like it will be financial from what I've heard
As the City identifies key goals and areas of focus for the next 3-5 years, we would like your input. Please prioritize the following areas. High-quality schools and education, Long-term financial health of the City (building reserves, lowering expenses), Multi-modal transit options (including walking, biking, public transit), Transit-oriented development around BART stations, Emergency/Earthquake/Wildfire preparedness, Environmental sustainability, Open space and parks, Public infrastructure - roads and streets, Public safety
Are there other goals not specified in the previous question? I wish the Plaza was more pedestrian friendly
Also make biking from El Cerrito onto the Bay Trail safer