Survey: Porter County residents support regional efforts

 

A plurality of Porter County residents taking part in a poll support the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, and a majority support the goal of regional cooperation.

However, the majority are not comfortable putting their tax dollars behind regional efforts, saying they fear a loss of control over local issues and leaders charged with spending their tax dollars.

The findings were contained in a survey of county residents conducted by Valparaiso University on behalf of The Times.