Do you love Bradenton? What would you change? The Friendly City wants your feedback

A new public survey is seeking feedback on growth, development and the city of Bradenton’s future.

The 12-question survey asks what residents and visitors love about Bradenton and what they think needs to change. The questions ask about redevelopment, homelessness, crime and other hot-button issues.

Some of the questions include why residents choose to live in their neighborhood, where you like to shop and eat and what improvements you want to see in the city.

“We want to understand how YOU use the city day-to-day,” Bradenton posted on its website. “Please provide input about what you like about the city, what you dislike about the city, and what you would like to see in the future.”

The city plans to use the feedback to see if it should make changes to its comprehensive plan, which plots a roadmap for the city’s future growth, said planning and community development director Robin Singer.

“We’re all willing to listen and then we have to make decisions,” Mayor Gene Brown said.

Bradenton survey seeks public feedback

The survey does not ask for your name, but those who participate will be asked to provide their age range, email address and whether they live or work in Bradenton.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the survey has received over 300 responses., said city spokesperson Tiffany Shadik. The survey is set to close Wednesday, April 17.

To take the survey, visit www.CityofBradenton.com/survey.

Manatee County Government has a similar survey to receive feedback from people who live or work in the area. Those results will also be used to help government leaders “better serve their constituents,” county officials previously told the Bradenton Herald.

The Manatee River along Riverview Boulevard is shown in this 2022 Bradenton Herald file photo. Local leaders are asking residents and visitors for feedback on the future of the city.
The Manatee River along Riverview Boulevard is shown in this 2022 Bradenton Herald file photo. Local leaders are asking residents and visitors for feedback on the future of the city.