Group against tax-funded ballpark halfway to petition goal

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Submitted: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 7:20pm
Updated: Thu, 03/29/2012 - 7:22pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A group against using tax money to build a ballpark in Wilmington will take its petition campaign door-to-door.

The group says it has almost half of the 2,900 signatures needed to introduce an ordinance to Wilmington City Council. Council would then have to either approve the ordinance as is or submit it to a public referendum.

People interested in helping collect signatures can go to 4709 Oleander Dr., Wilmington Commercial Realty, at College Rd. Saturday at 11 a.m and every Saturday thereafter, until the required signatures are collected.

Additionally, copies of the petition can be found and signed every day at Wilmington Commercial Realty and Hardwire Tattoo downtown at Front St. and Princess St. It is also available online.


  • Guestknow says:

    I’ll tell you what McCoy and Fulton know- they will be attacked by the cabal in Wilmington that has lined there own pockets and their froiiends for years. The Convention Center, The Bridge to Riches, and now Lets Play baseball are examples of this groups continuingefforts to get rich-while the rest of us pay the bills. McCoy, Fulton maynot be perfect but they dont try to get rich at our expense-so if you want to attack them–try to remember the self dealers on Council and County Commission. Better transparency and people oyt for public-than Saffo and his merry band of self dealers.

  • WilmMan says:

    I don’t know about the two names you mentioned but I do live in this county. I think you are living in a dream world if you think a A baseball team will generate enough revenue to support this stadium. There will not be enough fan support to take admission fees, parking fees or concession fees to pay for the upkeep on the stadium that will have to be done every year. Who will be paying the property tax on the stadium and do you really think there will be enough property tax to help pay the extra fees

  • SpeedyMcGee says:

    Do they even know what exactly their petitioning against? Or even pay property taxes in the city/county?

    We know McCoy doesn’t pay property taxes, he rents. And Fulton lives in Brunswick county. So what are they exactly doing?

  • Guest111 says:

    They are collecting signatures on a petition. No other way to say it. Doesn’t matter where they live, work, play or whether they own or rent their residence, they are volunteering their time to get this done and we, in the city, who don’t want this ballpark, thank them for their efforts. Comprehend??

  • Erlkoenig says:

    They’re standing up for their economic survival, and not counting on clueless politicians to decide what’s best for them.

  • Justin LaNasa says:

    It is a petition to stop a tax payer funded stadium! All people that live work and play in the area pay some sort of taxes be it sales tax/ gas tax/ car taxes /and 12 other taxes & permits/fees which in a sense are taxes. So i think sir you may shut the hell up and take your butt back to Atlanta where you belong! lol oooouccch…

  • Guest2020 says:

    I am sure that part of McCoy’s rent goes to paying the property tax.

  • dont be stupid says:

    Hahaha the last thing you wanna do is start a who pays more property tax because they should decide argument. We all know its the Landfall / Wrightsville Beach property owners who pay for all the services and everyone else gets the benefit. I’ve seen most of the baseball stadium supporters and well, landfall / wrightsville beach property owners they are not Haha

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