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City Engineering invites the public to take a survey to help engineers prioritize flood projects.

Purpose behind the survey
The public asks the Engineering Division often when will certain flood projects happen in the City. The answer: it depends on a number of factors including:

  • Flooding improvement projects are very expensive.
  • For perspective, some projects could use all parts of Engineering’s budget on any given year because some cost millions of dollars.
  • Flooding improvement project selection needs to be equitable. Projects should not be prioritized just because one area is more engaged in public process or has wealthier residents.
  • There are so many projects and areas in need in the City.
  • Flooding improvement projects take a long time and are technically very complicated because they impact more areas than the specific flood project site.

City Engineering wants this survey to open a conversation with the public on how projects get prioritized. Engineering also hopes to be more transparent with how projects get chosen and approved. To be able to share even more, the community is encouraged to complete the survey.

Take the survey
The survey asks for feedback surrounding the following topics:

  • Project prioritization
  • Project location
  • Engagement so far

The survey will remain open until Nov. 1, 2021.

Other resources
Flooding website
Sign up for Flooding Text Alerts
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