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Jaime Johnson outside Norfolk June 8, 2022, 9:33 AM

How did you find out about the City of Norfolk online auction? Newspaper
Did you participate in the Spring 2022 Online Auction by placing a Bid? Yes
If Yes, why? Opportunity to aid in the CNI initiative and build single family home, potentially meet leadership.
If you submitted an application but did not bid on a property, or if you were interested in purchasing a property but did not ultimately bid, please indicate why you did not place a bid (check all that apply): Too much risk
Will you be participating in future Online Auctions? Yes
Are you looking for? Investment Property for Home Rental, Investment Property for Home Sale
Are the steps for participating in the online auction easy for you to follow? Yes
Please share any feedback that might be helpful as we continue to work to improve this process. Some property descriptions had pieces of information that were removed from description prior to auction (which could have been missed by last minute bidders). Most lots were bid on by the same individuals attempting to monopolize the lots and bids.
*THESE FACTORS ARE NOT A DETERRENT* I will be bidding again.

Name not shown in Ward 5 April 15, 2022, 3:33 PM

1. Do the Strategic Directions support Norfolk Public Library’s mission? Yes
2. Do the Strategic Directions reflect the City’s values? Yes
3. Do the Strategic Directions serve the needs of the Community? Yes
4. Do the Strategic Directions promote lifelong learning? Yes
5. Do the Strategic Directions support growth amongst library staff? No
6. Is there anything missing from the Strategic Directions? Yes
If yes, what needs to be added or revised? more training for staff, more staff at each location, improve the appearance of some branches
7. Please rate your satisfaction of the following on a scale of 1 to 10. [1=Don’t know/unsure, 2=Not Satisfied, 5=Satisfied, 10=Extremely Satisfied]

Name not shown in Ward 2 April 14, 2022, 11:25 AM

1. Do the Strategic Directions support Norfolk Public Library’s mission? Yes
2. Do the Strategic Directions reflect the City’s values? Yes
3. Do the Strategic Directions serve the needs of the Community? Yes
4. Do the Strategic Directions promote lifelong learning? Yes
5. Do the Strategic Directions support growth amongst library staff? Yes
6. Is there anything missing from the Strategic Directions? Yes
If yes, what needs to be added or revised? How about something as basic as opening hours? Many of those Strategic Directions are useless if libraries aren't physically open at times that a wide cross-section of the community can actually visit.
7. Please rate your satisfaction of the following on a scale of 1 to 10. [1=Don’t know/unsure, 2=Not Satisfied, 5=Satisfied, 10=Extremely Satisfied]

Suzanne Duncan in Ward 4 April 12, 2022, 9:26 PM

Hello and thank you for participating! May we ask your age? That's high enough, thanks
Which images show how you want to see art in the park? Choose 3 out of 8. Murals, Signature Lighting, Environmental Art
What are great ways to play in the park? Choose 3 out of 12. Community Events, Fitness Stations, Dog Park
What do you want to do with your family here? Choose 3 out of 10. Nature Watching, Gather Together, Go to Events
How do you want to relax in the park? Choose 3 out of 8. Enjoying Nature, Walking, Quiet Retreats
What kind of learning do you want to do in the park? Choose 3 of 6. Signs and Information Stations, Hands-On Learning, Discovery Play
Please select the option that best describes you (pick one). Interested citizen (may or may not live within the St. Paul’s area)
If you are a current St. Paul’s area resident, how long have you lived in this neighborhood? Not sure/No Response
Any other comments you'd like to share? Based on the pictures used to illustrate your statements this is going to only be for African Americans in Norfolk and maybe someone with a little color. I found the image selection very biased. Which makes me wonder what else is biased in the survey.
Thank you for your feedback! Last question - what city and neighborhood do you live in? Norfolk, East side of town -- the tiny green space, sidewalks, good library (terrible location and hours), no rec center or good roads....

Suzanne Duncan in Ward 4 April 12, 2022, 9:18 PM

1. Do the Strategic Directions support Norfolk Public Library’s mission? Yes
2. Do the Strategic Directions reflect the City’s values? No
3. Do the Strategic Directions serve the needs of the Community? Yes
4. Do the Strategic Directions promote lifelong learning? Yes
5. Do the Strategic Directions support growth amongst library staff? Yes
6. Is there anything missing from the Strategic Directions? No
If yes, what needs to be added or revised? There needs to be a functioning, clean, useful library on the east side. The library at Janaf is not forward facing to the public, hidden in the back of the shopping center. Very limited hours and resources. It does not support the needs of the community it resides in...
7. Please rate your satisfaction of the following on a scale of 1 to 10. [1=Don’t know/unsure, 2=Not Satisfied, 5=Satisfied, 10=Extremely Satisfied]

Suzanne Duncan in Ward 4 April 12, 2022, 9:13 PM

Please tell us a bit about your riding preferences.
What design features would you like to see implemented (1=not important, 5=very important)?
If you do not commute by bicycle to work, why not (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Do you bicycle to other transportation modes (light rail, bus, ferry) to reach your destination? No
Are you a member of a cycling club or advocacy organization? No
Do you ride the ERT as part of your riding route? No
Please tell me your zip code? 23502

Name not shown in Ward 3 April 10, 2022, 6:19 PM

1. Do the Strategic Directions support Norfolk Public Library’s mission? Yes
2. Do the Strategic Directions reflect the City’s values? Yes
3. Do the Strategic Directions serve the needs of the Community? Yes
4. Do the Strategic Directions promote lifelong learning? Yes
5. Do the Strategic Directions support growth amongst library staff? Yes
6. Is there anything missing from the Strategic Directions? Yes
If yes, what needs to be added or revised? Strategic Direction 5: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a MUST. We got my daughter signed up when we lived in Wake County, NC. They send age appropriate books from infant to 5yrs monthly right to your house. The frequent new books caused my daughter to be excited about reading and is currently ahead of where she should be. Getting books into the hands of kids is the most important part of early childhood literacy. There is no easier way to do that effectively than Imagination Library.
7. Please rate your satisfaction of the following on a scale of 1 to 10. [1=Don’t know/unsure, 2=Not Satisfied, 5=Satisfied, 10=Extremely Satisfied]

Elgin Sanders in Ward 1 April 9, 2022, 3:00 PM

1. Do the Strategic Directions support Norfolk Public Library’s mission? Yes
2. Do the Strategic Directions reflect the City’s values? Yes
3. Do the Strategic Directions serve the needs of the Community? Yes
4. Do the Strategic Directions promote lifelong learning? Yes
5. Do the Strategic Directions support growth amongst library staff? Yes
6. Is there anything missing from the Strategic Directions? No
7. Please rate your satisfaction of the following on a scale of 1 to 10. [1=Don’t know/unsure, 2=Not Satisfied, 5=Satisfied, 10=Extremely Satisfied]

Name not shown in Ward 2 April 8, 2022, 8:03 PM

Why do you ride a bicycle in Norfolk? Exercise, Recreation
Please tell us a bit about your riding preferences.
What design features would you like to see implemented (1=not important, 5=very important)?
If you do not commute by bicycle to work, why not (1=not important, 5=very important)?
If you do commute by bicycle to work, why (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Do you bicycle to other transportation modes (light rail, bus, ferry) to reach your destination? No
While commuting, what particular problems do you regularly encounter on your route (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Are you a member of a cycling club or advocacy organization? No
Do you ride the ERT as part of your riding route? No
Please tell me your zip code? 23503
How old are you? 62

Name not shown in Ward 2 April 7, 2022, 7:23 PM

1. Do the Strategic Directions support Norfolk Public Library’s mission? Yes
2. Do the Strategic Directions reflect the City’s values? Yes
3. Do the Strategic Directions serve the needs of the Community? Yes
4. Do the Strategic Directions promote lifelong learning? Yes
5. Do the Strategic Directions support growth amongst library staff? Yes
6. Is there anything missing from the Strategic Directions? Yes
If yes, what needs to be added or revised? More feeling of community and welcome in the building and less hush hush reverence. See Topeka Library.
7. Please rate your satisfaction of the following on a scale of 1 to 10. [1=Don’t know/unsure, 2=Not Satisfied, 5=Satisfied, 10=Extremely Satisfied]