Bridging History

Ipswich MBTA Community

Resources & views from community members


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The emails, about significant recent activities, would be perhaps once a month. After a while, there could be surveys on key questions. Email seems to be the best way to steer news toward people who are interested in it, and ensure the integrity of surveys.

Joining in live events and meetings is nearly always the most effective way to make a difference in community processes. But sometimes people may want just to browse and be aware, not necessarily to dive in.


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Sample questions for future surveys

The examples that follow are very early ideas,
intended to invite further thought.

Do you believe that current Ipswich policy about housing construction –

  • Should be doing more to encourage building?
  • Permits overdevelopment?
  • Is about right?
  • Deserves a fresh look?

The Town's Community Devepment Plan (CDP) and Housing Production Plan (HPP) were prepared and approved during the two years before the new State requirements. Do you believe that the Town should –

  • Follow these plans as closely as possible, because they were carefully prepared and agreed?
  • Consider other approaches, since the new need was unknown when they were prepared?

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