Community-wide Surveys

The City of Largo recently launched two city-wide surveys to gain insight on community livability and experiences with city services from Largo residents and business owners/managers. Largo contracted with Polco (, a community engagement polling platform that partners with the Florida League of Cities and the International City/County Management Association to support this effort. These survey results will inform both day-to-day operations as well as longer-term strategic planning including the allocation of $12.9 million that the city is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The survey included questions within three main sections:

  1. Ten Facets of Community Livability: Economy; Mobility; Community Design; Utilities; Safety; Natural Environment; Parks & Recreation; Health & Wellness; Education, Arts, & Culture; and Inclusivity & Engagement
  2. American Rescue Plan Act Funding Uses
  3. General Demographics

The survey was open between November 22, 2021 and January 4, 2022 and was completed by 117 business owners/managers and 704 residents in Largo's Planning Service Area (city limits and unincorporated areas). 

Resident Main Takeaways:

  • Residents identified the two following critical focus topics (reflects lower quality and high importance): utilities and economy  
  • Residents identified the following areas as challenges for their household currently: affordable/quality childcare, access/quality of broadband internet, affordable options for higher education 
  • Residents identified the following areas as priority funding categories: economic aid for basic needs, behavioral health care, investments in water and sewer 

Business Owner/Manager Main Takeaways: 

  • Businesses identified the following critical focus topic (reflects lower quality and higher importance): safety 
  • Businesses identified the following areas as challenges for their business currently: decline in business/sales, shortage of skilled employees, not having funds to pay employees 
  • Businesses identified the following areas as priority funding categories: investments in water and sewer, economic aid to small businesses and nonprofits, economic aid for tourism, travel, and hospitality.  

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