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March 3, 2022, 11:09 AM

In the face of a significant housing shortage in our community, the city is interested in taking a second look at standards regulating Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Community members are invited to take a 5- to 10-minute survey to help the city identify what barriers may exist in the creation of new ADUs and how it can help local property owners better utilize their property and create housing options.

We appreciate your feedback. The survey will by open through March 16. 

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December 16, 2021, 4:55 PM

Downtown Durango’s Main Avenue has experienced a variety of changes over time, especially this past year. Downtown’s Next Step is reinvigorating community conversations regarding the future look and feel of downtown, specifically along Main Avenue between 5th and 14th streets. In response to these conversations, the City of Durango is seeking community input to shape a renewed vision for thriving, inclusive and accessible downtown spaces.

Please take five minutes to complete a questionnaire to help us understand how you currently use Downtown Main and what the priorities should be when designing improvements for the future.

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December 1, 2021, 3:27 PM

What is your experience using different types of transportation in Durango? Are there obstacles keeping you from walking, biking, carpooling or using Durango Transit? Please take a short survey to help the city identify needed improvements to Durango's multimodal transportation network. 

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July 12, 2021, 10:54 AM

The City of Durango is looking at ways to increase affordable housing opportunities and wants to hear what you think about the possibility of expanding areas where multiplexes are allowed. Multiplexes are residential structures that look like single-family homes but have three to five apartments. Please provide your feedback by taking a short survey. 

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June 28, 2021, 2:45 PM

The City of Durango's current diversion rate (waste not sent to the landfill) is 24%, one of the highest in Colorado. Yet, we are always looking for ways to improve performance and customer service. We want your feedback on the city's trash, recycling and sustainability services, the rates you pay, and how we can better meet your needs while ensuring long term financial and environmental sustainability. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions in this survey.

* Three surveys are available depending on if you are living in a single-family home, multi-family apartment/townhome/condo complex, or have a business. Please take the survey or surveys that apply to you. 

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June 2, 2021, 10:50 AM

The city of Durango is updating the Multimodal Transportation Plan. The plan is a road map to integrate Durango's transportation network so people can move around easily, whether walking, biking, using a mobility device or riding Durango Transit. The plan was last updated in 2016. 

Community feedback during the update process helps define the plan vision and helps the city identify needed improvements to meet the needs of all users. Provide your input by taking a short survey and participating in other opportunities to share ideas and feedback.

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March 1, 2021, 11:54 AM

The city of Durango is currently in the process of updating the water masterplan. The masterplan seeks to inform the city regarding future water supply needs, identify improvements needed and prioritize when and where these improvements are needed over time. Additionally, the plan seeks to determine how best to access current water stored in Lake Nighthorse for municipal use. 

With that in mind, we would like to hear from you regarding some of the concerns you might have regarding the water supply as well as if you would like to receive additional information as drafts of the masterplan become available and are presented to City Council.

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February 3, 2021, 10:48 AM

The city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) are working together to develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan to ensure that our community is prepared for an exponential increase in EVs. By transitioning to EVs, our community can reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, save money on fuel and maintenance costs, and reduce our carbon footprint.  

We invite you to complete this 5- to 10-minute survey to share your experience with and thoughts about EVs in Durango.

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July 22, 2020, 9:15 AM

What are your priorities and concerns surrounding issues of sustainability and climate change in Durango? Please share your feedback via this survey. Survey responses will assist the City of Durango in the process of updating its Sustainability Plan.

In 2019, City Council set two major sustainability goals: 

  • 80% reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050, with 30% reduction by 2030
  • 100% renewable electricity supply by 2050, with a 50% supply by 2030 

The goal of the Sustainability Plan is to develop a strategy and identify actions that enable us to meet these goals while also adapting to projected climate change impacts and improving quality of life for all residents of Durango.

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March 4, 2020, 9:58 AM

The Durango Public Library is in the process of updating our Strategic Plan. We are asking you to complete our survey so we can discover what you truly want from the Library. This will determine the services and materials we provide in the next few years. A survey for children is availble at the Library, or you can download the file here.

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February 4, 2020, 3:30 PM

The City of Durango is starting the process to create the College & 8th Durango District Plan. The Durango Districts Initiative involves assessing and envisioning the future of 10 mixed-use districts that have special character-defining traits. Through robust and inclusive planning, the initiative will create coordinated District plans that embrace the unique character of each district and provide a guide for helping these areas reach their full potential. The first step is to examine the strengths and weaknesses of this District. Please take this quick survey to share what you love about the College & 8th District and what needs to be improved. Learn more about the Durango Districts at districts.durangogov.org.

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January 10, 2020, 11:54 AM

The City wants citizens’ feedback on important issues influencing quality of life and future livability in Durango. A Community Satisfaction Survey is available at DurangoGov.org/VirtualCityHall. Survey responses will help guide decisions on how to maintain and/or improve quality of life in Durango using the City’s limited resources

Citizen’s are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to share their priorities, values and vision for the future of Durango. The deadline to take the short survey is February 10, 2020. For more information, contact Amber Blake, Interim City Manager, at (970) 375-4949.  

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October 16, 2019, 1:41 PM

The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is undertaking a Terminal Area Plan study to guide long-term consideration of terminal expansion. Expansion and modernization of terminal facilities is a key part of the airport’s plan to accommodate today’s needs and future needs as demand for commercial air service to our region continues to grow. 

The airport is committed to keeping the community engaged and informed of any proposed development at DRO. Thank you for taking the time to share your input.

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October 4, 2017, 2:17 PM

The Durango Police Department is committed to serving our community by improving the safety and sense of security through reducing crime and the perception of crime. We want to engage and collaborate with our citizens and local partners to proactively address issues in order to improve the quality of life, helping make Durango the best place to live, work and play.

With that in mind, we would like to hear from you to better understand the issues and concerns you have that are affecting your sense of security and safety as well as how we can best serve our community and meet your needs.

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September 10, 2017, 12:53 AM

Colorado Cities and Towns Week is a statewide opportunity, established by the Colorado Municipal League, September 11 - 17, 2017 for municipalities to connect with residents.

The City of Durango’s focus during Cities and Towns Week is to identify the community’s priorities for capital projects and gather input on existing programs and services.

To learn more and share your input, select the Read More buttton bellow.

Thank you!

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February 15, 2017, 8:04 AM

The City of Durango is developing a housing program to increase housing opportunties for its residents and we would like your feedback about housing needs in Durango.  

Thank you for participating in the conversation!

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January 24, 2017, 1:46 PM

A new survey on Virtual City Hall asks for feedback on Durango's quality of life, population growth, and land use changes for the updates to the 2007 Comprehensive Plan.  The survey will be available until February 5, 2017.

Thank you for participating in the conversation!

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November 28, 2016, 3:36 PM

The City of Durango is in the process of updating its 2007 Comprehensive Plan which guides the development of the community.  This update will include an Arts & Culture element for the first time.  Your opinions and ideas are critical to this process. 

We would very much like your thoughts on building  a vibrant and creative community. Your input will be invaluable as we consider how to ensure the sustainability of our vital arts and culture scene. This survey will be available through December 15th.

In addition to this public survey, please plan to attend a Community Open House on Thursday, December 8th at the Durango Public Library any time between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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September 9, 2016, 10:57 AM

The City is currently evaluating the ways in which we communicate with the community. We would like to know how you currently get information from the City and if there are additional ways that you would like to receive information. To take the survey, click here.

To sweeten the deal, two lucky respondents will be randomly selected to each receive $25 Durango Dollars. You must be registered with Virtual City Hall and confirm your email address to be eligible.

The survey will be available until September 30th. Your responses will help us communicate better with you.

Thank you for joining the conversation and good luck!

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June 24, 2016, 3:13 PM

The City is currently evaluating the cost of trash, cycling, and sustainability services and is seeking feedback from trash and recycling customers.  To take the survey, click here.

The survey will be available until July 8th.  Your responses will help us develop programs to better meet your needs and ensure the long-term financial sustainability of recycling and trash services.

Thank you for joining the conversation!

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June 20, 2016, 3:59 PM

The City is currently in the process of updating the 2012 Multi Modal Transportation Master Plan and is seeking feedback about transportation in Durango and how it can improve.  The vision for the Master Plan is that a middle-school-aged child can walk, bike, or access transit independently throughout the city.  To take the survey, click here.

The survey will be available until July 11th.  Comments will be incorporated into the Master Plan update - a draft of which will be available in Fall 2016.

Thank you for joining the conversation!

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May 27, 2016, 12:23 PM

What is the Durango Districts Initiative you ask? It is a collaborative community effort led by the City of Durango to make sure Durango remains a well-planned, safe, and beautiful place!  To do that, we need your input.  The survey is designed to give staff from the Community Development Department a general sense of how the community views our City and how it should grow in the future.

To learn more about the Durango Districts Initiative, visit www.districts.durangogov.org.

To go directly to the survey, click here.  The survey will be available until June 20th.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and provide input on this important initiative!

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April 1, 2016, 1:09 PM

On Wednesday, April 6th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., the City of Durango will host a public open house at the Durango Public Library (1900 E. 3rd Avenue).  The open house will showcase and seek community input on seven finalist public art proposals.  Public comments will be used to assist the art selection committee in determining the three new works of art that will become part of the City’s collection of public art.  Community members unable to attend the open house are invited to use Virtual City Hall to view the sculptures and provide feedback.

The City released a national Call to Artists in October 2015, requesting proposals for original three-dimensional works of art for three outdoor locations throughout Durango.  Artists were invited to submit one or more existing sculptures for consideration by the selection committee.  The expected budget for each of the three sculptures is $5,000 - $8,000 with a total budget of $24,000.   The City received more than 117 proposals from across the country. 

A decision is expected in mid-April, and installation will occur in early summer.

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July 16, 2015, 1:42 PM

Although the local economy has recovered from the Great Recession, the City continues to address capital improvement projects and maintenance that were deferred during the Recession.  One such need that has not been addressed is that of City facilities.  The City of Durango has several newer buildings that are functioning well because of significant community investment – including the Community Recreation Center, Transit Center, and the Durango Public Library.  But, there are numerous other facilities that are more than 30 years old and have been converted to City use from another purpose. 

This survey asks for input concerning potential sources of funding to address facility needs.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must join Virtual City Hall for your feedback to be included in the conversation.  Joining is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Click here to join.

http://www.durangogov.org/index.aspx?NID=815#

  1. Enter your name and home address (your private information is kept strictly confidential by Peak Democracy, Inc – the company that hosts Virtual City Hall – and is not shared with City officials or other users).  You can decide if you would like to show your username or not.

  1. Click on the link in the follow-up email to complete the registration process.

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June 26, 2015, 8:35 AM

The City of Durango has released a draft North Main Avenue Corridor Mobility Plan for public review. In early May, the City partnered with Alta Planning + Design and New Mobility West in a public process which gathered input on how to improve mobility in and across the North Main corridor. Over 200 people participated in the process at a variety of stakeholder meetings, site visits, and a community meeting.

The Plan provides an analysis of the corridor’s existing conditions and specifically points to areas where infrastructure improvements could increase pedestrian and bicycle connections to adjacent neighborhoods, businesses, and community amenities. The Plan emphasizes making the corridor more accessible for all different modes of transportation. The Plan also presents concepts for the re-design of three major intersections in the North Main corridor. The City, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), is planning to use the recommendations in this Plan to guide the design and construction of improvements that could take place as soon as 2016.

The City is now encouraging interested citizens to review the draft Plan and provide comments.  Click here to access the survey.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must join Virtual City Hall for your feedback to be included in the conversation.  Joining is as easy as 1-2-3:

1.   Click here to join. 

2.   Enter your name and home address (your private information is kept strictly confidential by Peak Democracy, Inc – the company that hosts Virtual City Hall – and is not shared with City officials or other users).  You can decide if you would like to show your username or not.

3.   Click on the link in the follow-up email to complete the registration process.

Thank you for participating in the conversation!

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April 3, 2015, 3:41 PM

The Durango Public Library is in the process of formulating our 2015-18 Strategic Plan, which will help to prioritize the allocation of resources in meeting the needs of the community.  Your input also helps us to clarify our vision, and then translate that vision into broadly defined goals.  For example, during the process of formulating our current plan, feedback from the community led us to improve our displays, invest funds in our eBook (Overdrive) collection, and begin sending “Materials by Mail” to homebound residents. 

PLEASE NOTE:  You must join Virtual City Hall for your feedback to be included in the conversation.  Joining is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Click here to join. 
  2. Enter your name and home address (your private information is kept strictly confidential by Peak Democracy, Inc – the company that hosts Virtual City Hall – and is not shared with City officials or other users).  You can decide if you would like to show your username or not.
  3. Click on the link in the follow-up email to complete the registration process.

Thank you for participating in the conversation!

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October 24, 2014, 5:12 PM

The City of Durango has opened a new topic on Virtual City Hall related to the Transit system and would like your feedback.  Please remember to register for Virtual City Hall so that your opinion will count! 

Thank you for your participation!

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September 8, 2014, 9:54 AM

The City of Durango has posted two new topics on Virtual City Hall:

  • A survey about the re-authorization of the 1999 half-cent sales tax (Link to Survey) - available through October 15th
  • A survey about the Recycle Center public drop-off (Link to Survey) - available through October 3rd

Please participate in one or both of the surveys, and please remember to register for Virtual City Hall to claim your feedback and be notified when more topics are posted.

Thank you for your participation!

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