A group of Erie County legislators hopes to measure what residents think about County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz’s proposed 2013 budget.

The Legislature’s five-member Minority Caucus is asking residents to fill out a seven-question survey about the proposal as the Legislature begins a series of budget meetings scheduled for this month.

The survey, which is available online at, is an attempt to gauge the reaction to Poloncarz’s proposal to increase the county tax rate next year and to identify areas of the budget that residents would support reducing.

The legislators also are distributing paper copies of the survey at public meetings and asking local municipalities to make them available to residents.

Poloncarz has proposed a $1.38 billion budget for 2013 that would raise the county property tax rate 3.4 percent. The proposal would add $18 to a tax bill on a home assessed at $100,000.