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Survey calls for public input on Main Street Project

By ALLISON MILES
July 8, 2011 at 2:08 a.m.


TAKE THE SURVEY?To access the Main Street Program survey, visit victoriamainstreet.org or facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Main-Street-Program/246255415388392?ref=ts&sk=wall.

Crossroads residents can have their say on the future of Main Street.

The Victoria Main Street Program on Wednesday began an online survey to gauge perceptions of downtown Victoria and change people hope to see down the road, according to Main Street Manager Mike Sigg.

The program's goal is to make Main Street a place where people want to live, work, invest and have fun, Sigg said, and it makes sense to get public input.

"So many times we think we know what the problems are," he said. "But what do the customers see? What changes would bring people downtown more often?"

The seven-question survey will remain online for about a month to six weeks, Sigg said, but could stay up longer if the website continues getting hits. It is available at both the Victoria Main Street Program website, as well as the program's Facebook page.

Once results are in, the Main Street board will use the responses to help determine plans. The organization hopes to offer other more specific surveys as time goes on and projects get under way, he added.

"This will help guide us as we develop our work plan - what things are most important, what to do first, where we'll get the most bang for our buck," he said.

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