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The City of Sandpoint has contracted with Community Feedback to monitor responses shown on this website.
To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the City of Sandpoint restricts the number of responses 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 response is posted. Community Feedback uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
If a user posts a response that does not meet the City of Sandpoint
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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
Since you'll see your own response on Open Town Hall, you'll be able to confirm that your response was posted as you intended.
You'll be able to change and/or delete your response as long as the topic is open.
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While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Community Feedback is able to secure
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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
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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 response 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.
How important are the following factors to our community (1=not important, 5=very important):
If you identified "scenic views" as important, what types of views would you like to see remain the same? Please be as specific as possible.
If not listed above, please identify other factors important to our community..
What natural resources do you think are most important to preserve in and around Sandpoint? Please list up to five:
How important is it that the City consider the following potential risks when planning for the future (1=not important, 5=very important)?
What other potential risks should the City consider when planning for the future?
What do you think the City should do to assess and/or mitigate the risk of potential hazards?
Do you feel that Sandpoint has natural resources that positively effect or influence our economy. Please list up to five:
How can Sandpoint enhance natural resources that positively effect or influence our economy.
Do you feel that Sandpoint has natural resources that negatively effect or influence our economy. Please list up to five:
How can Sandpoint mitigate negative effects or influences on our economy.
The City-owned Little Sandcreek Watershed is a natural resource that serves as a source of drinking water. How important are each of the following potential uses of the watershed (1=not important, 5=very important):
What other purpose(s) do you think the watershed serves?
What considerations should be made for the watershed in future planning efforts.
Using the numbered areas in the map above, identify where you live. If you do not live in the Sandpoint city limits, please select the city or area in which you live.
Tell us a little about your relationship with the City of Sandpoint. Check all that apply:
What is your age?
What s your annual household income?