Mini Poll: If It Meant A Million Dollars


A new project planned for the City will yield one million dollars a year (net) in new tax revenue. Under which of the following conditions would you definitely oppose it?


It requires a public subsidy, like a TIF


Definitely oppose it:
 7%
Possibly oppose it:
 74%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 18%

 


It requires a large public subsidy, like a TIF


Definitely oppose it:
 52%
Possibly oppose it:
 35%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 13%

 


It is a “big box” retail store


Definitely oppose it:
 8%
Possibly oppose it:
 13%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 79%

 


It is pedestrian unfriendly


Definitely oppose it:
 13%
Possibly oppose it:
 16%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 71%

 


It generates additional car and truck traffic


Definitely oppose it:
 4%
Possibly oppose it:
 20%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 76%

 


It is a prison


Definitely oppose it:
 12%
Possibly oppose it:
 14%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 74%

 


It pays salaries that are below minimum wage


Definitely oppose it:
 44%
Possibly oppose it:
 16%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 39%

 


It pays salaries that are above minimum wage, but below living wage


Definitely oppose it:
 19%
Possibly oppose it:
 28%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 53%

 


It disperses low-level pollutants


Definitely oppose it:
 16%
Possibly oppose it:
 28%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 56%

 


It must be built by non-union labor


Definitely oppose it:
 9%
Possibly oppose it:
 12%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 79%

 


It must be built by union labor


Definitely oppose it:
 63%
Possibly oppose it:
 9%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 29%

 


It is far from a MetroLink stop


Definitely oppose it:
 2%
Possibly oppose it:
 13%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 85%

 


It is on land that the City must donate to the developer


Definitely oppose it:
 5%
Possibly oppose it:
 34%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 61%

 


It is ugly


Definitely oppose it:
 8%
Possibly oppose it:
 23%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 69%

 


It is far larger than any other building in its neighborhood


Definitely oppose it:
 4%
Possibly oppose it:
 19%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 77%

 


It is owned by a foreign company


Definitely oppose it:
 6%
Possibly oppose it:
 12%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 83%

 


It is in a City park


Definitely oppose it:
 24%
Possibly oppose it:
 49%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 27%

 


It abuts a residential neighborhood


Definitely oppose it:
 3%
Possibly oppose it:
 29%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 68%

 


It abuts your own residential neighborhood


Definitely oppose it:
 12%
Possibly oppose it:
 23%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 65%

 


It requires the use of eminent domain


Definitely oppose it:
 34%
Possibly oppose it:
 57%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 9%

 


It requires the demolition of significant buildings already owned by the developer


Definitely oppose it:
 6%
Possibly oppose it:
 16%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 77%

 


It competes directly against another such business in the City


Definitely oppose it:
 6%
Possibly oppose it:
 26%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 68%

 


Would your answers to any of the questions change if the amount of net new tax revenue was significantly higher?


Yes, to all:
 3%
Yes, to most:
 3%
Yes, to some:
 22%
No:
 73%

 


Would your answers to any of the questions change if the amount of net new tax revenue was significantly lower?


Yes, to all:
 6%
Yes, to most:
 10%
Yes, to some:
 16%
No:
 68%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.