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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Michelle Jean ( )
dc.identifier.citationFischer, M. J. (1999). Citizen attitudes, beliefs and perceptions about the Dripping Springs, Texas community. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

The City of Dripping Springs, Texas, has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade. Its citizens and leaders have struggled with issues such as the availability of water resources, land use regulation, and growing community needs. At the same time, the City has had to deal with its inability to provide services and regulate growth outside of the city limits.

The primary purpose of this research is descriptive: to describe the attitudes, perceptions and beliefs that the people living in the City of Dripping Springs and in its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) have about the community. The descriptive categories used in the research are: Citizen Participation and Community Development; Quality of Life; Physical Infrastructure; and Economic Vitality and Development.

The research's secondary purpose is exploratory: to answer the hypothesis that there is a difference between the attitudes, perceptions and beliefs of the people living in the City of Dripping Springs and those who live in its ETJ. A third purpose of the research is to provide a comprehensive description of the Dripping Springs area.

This research uses a previously administered survey to learn what attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs the people living in the City of Dripping Springs and in its ETJ have about the community. The surveys were statistically analyzed, and independent samples t-tests and Mann-Whitney tests were performed to test the hypothesis.

It is hoped that this research has provided the leaders of the City of Dripping Springs with an accurate description of "where we are." This information can aid them in identifying and prioritizing problems, and figuring out "where we want to be."

dc.format.extent156 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 1999.
dc.subjectCitizen attitudesen_US
dc.subjectCitizen beliefsen_US
dc.subjectCitizen perceptionsen_US
dc.subjectDripping Springsen_US
dc.titleCitizen Attitudes, Beliefs and Perceptions about the Dripping Springs, Texas Communityen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWeinberger, George M.
txstate.departmentPolitical Science



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