Survey Shows Support For Streets Not Soccer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/10/08

Survey Shows Support For Streets Not Soccer

Youth soccer fields are not scoring with Lubbock Chamber members but Lubbock street repairs could drive up the votes in a $104 million dollar bond election.

Thursday, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce released the results of its unscientific survey. They asked their members which city projects would they support or not support. There were 585 members that responded.

Sixty-three percent showed their support toward the citywide paving of unpaved streets. Other street projects like the widening of Quaker Avenue and the 34th Street reconstruction project also rank high with voters. Fifty-nine percent support park playground renovations but the youth soccer complex didn't fare well in the rankings.

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce President Eddie McBride says, "Youth soccer fields only garnered 35% support and 51% were not supportive. The soccer fields didn't do well in our survey. A lot of our members are also parents with kids that play soccer so the concern is the 11 million dollars. Most said it's a heck of a lot of money."

There were several projects that voters weren't educated about or were undecided.

Mayor David Miller says, "What was encouraging to me was all the undecided folks. In the world of politics, you want to work on the undecided."

Some left comments questioning the timing of the proposed bond election. McBride says, "A few of the comments, many felt that the May elections could be politicized with the mayoral and city council election."

But the mayor says those are two separate issues. Mayor Miller says, "I don't want people to vote against bonds because they're voting against a certain city council candidate, but I think our citizens are smarter than that."

To better inform citizens the bond presentation will be made again during a Lubbock City Council work session. That will be Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Lubbock City Hall. Then, council must call for a bond election by February to have an election in May.

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