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Buncombe County reveals community survey results

You shared your feelings + feedback on life in Buncombe County — here are a few key takeaways.

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A new five-year plan is on the horizon.

There are some questions we’ll likely never get answers to (e.g. “Who let the dogs out?”) — but last week, Buncombe County provided interrogatory satisfaction when it shared the results of the Strategic Plan 2030 community survey.

The survey was conducted to inform plan priorities, which will guide the county over the next five years.

Here are some findings from the 511 respondents:

  • The top four choices for future priorities were “providing equitable access to housing, addressing homelessness, providing equitable access to quality healthcare, and addressing gun violence.”
  • Sixty percent of respondents indicated that the county was a “good” or “excellent” place to live.
  • More than 60% of respondents were satisfied with library, EMS, emergency 911, election, and parks + rec services. Development, planning, and zoning received 16.8% satisfaction.

Is that your final answer? It doesn’t have to be. Commissioners will elicit more feedback in the fall, after the draft plan is released. Check out the full report and recommendations.

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