Click this link to optimize Open Town Hall for screen readers Skip to Content
Open Town Hall
Opengov

What is your 20 year vision for Sandpoint? This is our first of several community surveys that will guide our Comprehensive Plan update.

57 registered surveys


What are your top 3 issues to address in the Comprehensive Plan?

Response Percent Response Count
Community Character & Design 31.6% 18
Fire, EMS & Police 5.3% 3
Planning for Growth 36.8% 21
Housing Options 38.6% 22
A Healthy Environment 17.5% 10
Pedestrian & Bicycle Movement 21.1% 12
Traffic Management & Road Maintenance 40.4% 23
Transit & Alternative Modes 3.5% 2
Jobs & Businesses 26.3% 15
Educational Opportunities 17.5% 10
Recreational Opportunities 19.3% 11
Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 10.5% 6
Airport Related Issues 24.6% 14

Are there any other priority issues not listed above to address in the Comprehensive Plan? If so, please describe below:

Answered
24
Skipped
33

What do you love most about the City of Sandpoint? Include up to 5 responses below:

Answered
57
Skipped
0

What is one thing you would improve in Sandpoint?

Answered
57
Skipped
0

Finish this sentence: "In 20 years, Sandpoint will be a city that..."

Answered
57
Skipped
0

How important is the Airport to Sandpoint's (1=not important, 5=very important)?

Economy
Response Percent Response Count
1 10.5% 6
2 19.3% 11
3 12.3% 7
4 17.5% 10
5 40.4% 23
Aerospace Educational Opportunities
Response Percent Response Count
1 10.5% 6
2 8.8% 5
3 12.3% 7
4 17.5% 10
5 50.9% 29
Employment
Response Percent Response Count
1 10.5% 6
2 8.8% 5
3 26.3% 15
4 14.0% 8
5 40.4% 23
Tourism
Response Percent Response Count
1 17.5% 10
2 22.8% 13
3 22.8% 13
4 12.3% 7
5 24.6% 14
Transportation Opportunities
Response Percent Response Count
1 22.8% 13
2 17.5% 10
3 17.5% 10
4 15.8% 9
5 26.3% 15

Which airport related activities are most important to the future of Sandpoint? Please prioritize the following:

Are there other airport related activities that are important to the future of Sandpoint?

Answered
36
Skipped
21

What are the best ways for you to receive communication during this planning process? Select your preferences below or add your own ideas:

Response Percent Response Count
City Website 33.3% 19
Social Media (i. e. Facebook) 42.1% 24
Direct Emails 80.7% 46
Open Town Hall blogs 22.8% 13
Engage Sandpoint App 26.3% 15
Posted Flyers 19.3% 11
Other 7.0% 4

What is your preferred method to provide input or participate in the process? Select your preferences or add other ideas below:

Response Percent Response Count
Online Questionnaires 86.0% 49
Paper Surveys 12.3% 7
Public Meetings 50.9% 29
Community Events 33.3% 19
Quick Polling (mobile exercise during events) 14.0% 8
Focus Group Participation 24.6% 14
Personal Interview 19.3% 11
Other 7.0% 4

Using the numbered areas in the map above, identify where you live in Sandpoint. If you do not live in the Sandpoint city limits, please select the city or area in which you live:

Response Percent Response Count
Area 2 5.3% 3
Area 3 7.0% 4
Area 4 19.3% 11
Area 5 8.8% 5
Area 6 1.8% 1
Area 7 7.0% 4
Area 8 10.5% 6
Area 9 21.1% 12
Sagle 3.5% 2
Dover 1.8% 1
Bonner County 12.3% 7
None of the Above 1.8% 1

Tell us a little about your relationship with the City of Sandpoint. Check all that apply:

Response Percent Response Count
I work in Sandpoint 71.9% 41
I'm retired in Sandpoint 19.3% 11
I often visit Sandpoint 10.5% 6
I own property in Sandpoint 66.7% 38
I have a business interest or am looking to do business in Sandpoint 33.3% 19
Other 21.1% 12

What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
20-29 7.0% 4
30-39 19.3% 11
40-49 24.6% 14
50-59 15.8% 9
60-69 21.1% 12
70 or older 7.0% 4
Prefer not to state 5.3% 3

What is your annual household income?

Response Percent Response Count
Less than $24,999 1.8% 1
$25,000 - $34,999 8.8% 5
$35,000 - $49,999 5.3% 3
$50,000 - $74,999 19.3% 11
$75,000 - $99,999 19.3% 11
$100,000 or greater 28.1% 16
Prefer not to state 17.5% 10

Do you have children under 18 living at home?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 33.3% 19
No 66.7% 38

Your answers will NOT be saved

This is the form that was used to collect Surveys. It's here so you can try it and see how it worked when the topic was open.

The topic is now past deadline, and anything you enter into this form will not be saved.

Sign in and be yourself

Sign in and let others know who you are and what you think. You can sign in now or after you submit your Survey. You'll be able to read your Survey on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >

Sign in and be someone

Sign in and let others know what you think. Only OpenGov will know who you are. You can sign in now or after you submit your Survey. You'll be able to read your Survey on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >
* required

Be anonymous

Even though your Survey will be shared with staff, it won’t be shown on this public website so other community members won’t have the opportunity to see it.

Concerned about sharing your contact information with OpenGov?

Read more about privacy >

Read more about privacy >

Open Town Hall has two participation channels:

  • The Registered Channel: Sign in before or just after you submit your Survey. Either way, Community Feedback will show your Survey on this website.
  • The Unregistered Channel: Don't sign in and remain anonymous. Community Feedback will just share your Survey with Sandpoint staff.

Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Open Town Hall). Registration is free.

The City of Sandpoint has contracted with Community Feedback to monitor Surveys shown on this website.

  • To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the City of Sandpoint restricts the number of Surveys any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Community Feedback enforce this restriction.
  • Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a Survey is posted. Community Feedback uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each Survey (not the address).
  • If a user posts a Survey that does not meet the City of Sandpoint guidelines for civility, Community Feedback uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.

Community Feedback will get your contact information. The company is under contract with the City of Sandpoint to hold it in strict confidence per their privacy policy.

  • Since you'll see your own Survey on Open Town Hall, you'll be able to confirm that your Survey was posted as you intended.
  • You'll be able to change and/or delete your Survey as long as the topic is open.

Yes. Sign out, then set your privacy preference to be "No - just show it without my name to staff". You won't need to register.

While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Community Feedback is able to secure the registered channel against systematic fraud: cases where users submit enough statements with fraudulent registrations to sway the overall interpretation of the feedback.

Community Feedback is unable to secure the unregistered channel against systematic fraud, because unregistered users are anonymous.

Neither the registered nor the unregistered channel represent a certified voting system or ballot box - and that caveat is footnoted on every page of feedback. Instead, both are additional channels for feedback to government.

Users can participate on the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The City of Sandpoint offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.

The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own Survey after posting it.

The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.

OpenGov is a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The City of Sandpoint has contracted with OpenGov to administer Open Town Hall.

Choose at most 3 options
* required
* required
* required
* required
1
2
3
4
5
Economy
Aerospace Educational Opportunities
Employment
Tourism
Transportation Opportunities
* required
Item Up Down Remove
Item Up Down Remove








* required
* required
* required

Choose 1 option
* required
* required
* required
* required
* required
Choose at most 5 options
Check out our guidelines for civility

Fields marked with * are required

Back to Intro