HCP Associates Concludes Second Community Sentiment Study for City of Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (December 15, 2021)— HCP Associates recently completed a community study for local government: the Second Annual Community Values Survey for the City of Tampa.

HCP established the baseline study in 2020 to obtain statistically valid information reflective of Tampa’s diverse demographics and communities. This research delved into some topics emphasized by the mayor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow initiatives: transportation, workforce development, housing affordability, and sustainability and resiliency.

“Just how much changed from 2020 to 2021 is difficult to fathom,” said Robert Allen, Vice President at HCP Associates and the study’s lead. “Tampa’s residents are more focused on affordable housing, personal safety, and diversity, equity, and inclusion than even one year prior. These results illustrate the importance of regularly benchmarking residents’ perceptions on a broad set of themes.”

These insights will help guide the administration’s strategic decision-making process and future public outreach. It will also recommend where residents believe improvement should occur and gauge how satisfied they are living in Tampa.

“The City’s administration can take pride in these results, which show that residents perceive the Mayor’s government as even more trustworthy and competent than last year’s results,” said Sean Coniglio, Managing Partner at HCP Associates.