Business & Industry Describe stores and shops available in the community, e.g., grocery stores, gas stations, department stores. What type of business climate exists? Manufactures? Light or heavy industry? Large employers? Small business owners? Retail? Hospitality industry? Do people have to seek employment elsewhere? Is this considered a “bedroom community”- where people work outside this community but live here ? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area. There is an HEB located just in front of Sienna Plantations. There are several gas stations located within and outside of Sienna. There are a few hospitals, clinics, several fast food services and restaurants here as well. A lot of people work in hospital settings and travel from this area to the Texas Medical center or other areas for jobs. This area is close to the Fortbend Tollroad and has easy access to Highway 6. The nearest mall is about 10 miles away which is the First Colony Mall. There are retail stores about 10 minutes away on Highway 6. Politics What indicators do you see about politics? Posters? Headquarters ? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area. During voting times, there are posters of candidates all over the Sienna library area and outside on the Highway 6 entrance into Sienna Plantations. Voting does take place in the library, so all of the candidate posters are located there. Otherwise, there are not headquarters located in this area.
Media Do you see indicators of what people read? Listen to the radio? Watch TV? Are there any signs of media language other than English ? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area. I am not able to see what people read or watch on TV. I do here the younger generation listening to hip hop music as they drive around. There are no signs of media in other languages other than English noted. Key Informants Interview a fireman or police office. Also interview a librarian, school teacher, school nurse or administrator. Ask each person interviewed to share their perceptions of the following and cite personal communication as appropriate : 1. Interview with fireman or police officer ˃ Community’s Health issues ˃ Community’s Safety issues ˃ Strengths of the Community I visited the local fire department in Sienna Plantation, and there was a police officer there. His opinions of the community health issues, safety issues, and strengths of the community were as follows, “This community does a lot of health awareness, they do participates in walks, and have health educational programs throughout the year.” The community council group members’ takes initiative in health awareness. There is a Sienna newspaper that has upcoming events, and general information needed throughout the community. There have been several safety issues that have been brought forth in this community. There were signs put up within 3 mile radius of the elementary
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- Spring '17