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Frisco Releases Results of 2020 National Community Survey

During the Frisco Town Council meeting on June 23, 2020, Town staff presented The National Community Survey results.

The Town used an independent survey company, The National Community Survey, a collaborative effort between National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), to conduct a survey of 1,700 residents. Surveys were mailed to randomly selected households in February 2020 and data were collected through April 2020. The results from this main survey effort represent the most robust estimate of Frisco residents’ opinions. A few highlights of the results include:

  • 97% of respondents say Frisco is a desirable place to live.
  • 8 in 10 are pleased with Community Design, but see affordable housing as an area for improvement.
  • 97% applaud the Natural Environment
  • 8 in 10 prioritize environmental sustainability as a medium to high priority.
  • 9 in 10 value Parks and Recreation in Frisco.
  • 7 in 10 respondents indicated that improvements to neighborhood parks, Frisco Bay Marina, and Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area/Adventure Park were a high or medium priority.

For more detailed information about this survey and to see the full livability report of the Town of Frisco, please visit this page.

In case you missed it

Below are the other topics covered during the June 23 Council Meeting:

Audit report

Frisco’s independent auditor, McMahan and Associates, LLC, issued an unmodified (“clean”) opinion for the Town of Frisco’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019.

A discussion of race, equity, and Colorado Senate Bill 20-217

  • Council wants to strategically plan how to be more inclusive and foster equity, and outlined three components: Community dialogue, policy examinations, and action.
  • Council wants to discuss this in a comprehensive and thoughtful way during their Council retreat in July.
  • Town Attorney, Thad Renaud and Frisco Police Chief, Tom Wickman, discussed the legal and practical implications of SB 20-217, the “Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity” bill signed into law by Gov. Polis on June 19, 2020.

Energy Future Collaboration and Xcel Energy MOU

  • The Town agreed to enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Xcel Energy, the Town’s electricity and natural gas provider, drafted on January 2, 2020.
  • The MOU provides a strategy for cooperation and achievement of a shared vision for a Net Zero Town.
  • The MOU addresses energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon emissions reduction goals, and transparency and data access.

Review of 2019-20 Frisco Town Council Strategic Goals

  • Council reviewed completed tasks, which supported their strategic goals set in 2019. The strategic plan will be revisited at the Council retreat in July.

Other points of discussion

  • Council will continue to suspend the $.25 single use bag fee through August 11, 2020.
  • Council is continuing to re-evaluate the Promenade as part of the Town’s COVID-19 response to provide a space that supports the health of employees, community members, and visitors and continues to welcome feedback from the business community, community members, and visitors.