City officials say they anticipate language and cultural barriers but are hoping to clear up misperceptions. The survey is not completed yet. Officials are still coming up with a list of questions and ways to pull an accurate pool. They want to make sure the results are valid and give an accurate representation of the Latino community in Medford.
“I think sometimes people want to pigeonhole the Latino community living in certain neighborhoods or side of town and that’s really not the case. We have neighbors, co-workers and colleagues that may be of Latino descent that live all over the city,” explained Deputy Chief Tim Doney.