Mini Poll: Thinking Like An Alderman?

Hypothetical: 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 small public subsidy, like a TIF

Definitely oppose it:
 8%
Possibly oppose it:
 26%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 66%

It requires a large public subsidy, like a TIF

Definitely oppose it:
 39%
Possibly oppose it:
 38%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 23%

It is a “big box” retail store

Definitely oppose it:
 20%
Possibly oppose it:
 30%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 50%

It is pedestrian unfriendly

Definitely oppose it:
 30%
Possibly oppose it:
 40%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 30%

It would include nudity as part of its entertainment

Definitely oppose it:
 53%
Possibly oppose it:
 23%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 24%

It generates additional car and truck traffic near your home

Definitely oppose it:
 15%
Possibly oppose it:
 59%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 27%

It is a privately run prison or jail

Definitely oppose it:
 54%
Possibly oppose it:
 28%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 18%

It pays salaries that are below minimum wage

Definitely oppose it:
 69%
Possibly oppose it:
 19%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 11%

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

Definitely oppose it:
 23%
Possibly oppose it:
 52%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 25%

It disperses low-level pollutants

Definitely oppose it:
 45%
Possibly oppose it:
 40%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 15%

It would be surrounded by a large parking lot

Definitely oppose it:
 14%
Possibly oppose it:
 36%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 50%

It is built by non-union labor

Definitely oppose it:
 15%
Possibly oppose it:
 19%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 66%

It must be built by union labor

Definitely oppose it:
 33%
Possibly oppose it:
 15%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 52%

It is far from a MetroLink or bus stop

Definitely oppose it:
 7%
Possibly oppose it:
 35%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 58%

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

Definitely oppose it:
 12%
Possibly oppose it:
 39%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 49%

It is ugly

Definitely oppose it:
 28%
Possibly oppose it:
 47%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 25%

It will move from elsewhere in the St. Louis region

Definitely oppose it:
 9%
Possibly oppose it:
 38%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 53%

It is far larger than any other building in its neighborhood

Definitely oppose it:
 7%
Possibly oppose it:
 43%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 50%

It is owned by a foreign company

Definitely oppose it:
 11%
Possibly oppose it:
 27%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 62%

It is in a City park

Definitely oppose it:
 43%
Possibly oppose it:
 36%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 21%

It abuts a residential neighborhood

Definitely oppose it:
 6%
Possibly oppose it:
 64%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 30%

It abuts your own residential neighborhood

Definitely oppose it:
 16%
Possibly oppose it:
 57%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 27%

It requires the use of eminent domain

Definitely oppose it:
 31%
Possibly oppose it:
 49%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 20%

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

Definitely oppose it:
 13%
Possibly oppose it:
 40%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 48%

It competes directly against another such business already in the City

Definitely oppose it:
 14%
Possibly oppose it:
 50%
Not a problem for me, considering the revenue:
 36%

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

Yes, to all:
 1%
Yes, to most:
 4%
Yes, to some:
 33%
No:
 62%

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