Vance, you apparently haven't polled them all. I'm a 43 year old grad student at UNCW. I'm also a tax-paying, property owner in the City of Wilmington and I can't find too many plausible reasons to undertake this project right now. I am also not alone. Several other non-traditional UNCW students like myself who reside in the city and own property oppose tax increases to pay for non-essential, recreational services.
I think you're polling the wrong crowd. Many of my fellow students aren't full-time residents of Wilmington, much less property owners. They think nothing of spending their parent's money on superfulous items why wouldn't they endorse spending mine as well. They have no stake in this game.
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