76% vote "privately funded or neither". hmmm. what does that tell you saffo??
Voters of Wilmington need to get their names on these petitions ASAP. Whether you're pro or anti baseball, shouldn't it be up to the taxpayers whether this gets done or not? Make the council bring this to a vote, don't let them steamroll us once again.
The problem with a privately funded stadium, is that when it fails, it will be bailed out by tax payers! Don't believe any other option.
You think your petitions and what not mean crap to Saffo and his company all he sees is dollar signs from tax revenue he assumes will come in based on baseball coming to Wilmington.. Your naive and have no clue the truth of how things work in this town or any other in reality. The stadium will be built at worst itll be a hybrid with some public funds involved vs an entirely publically built operation..Those of you stupid enough to think your efforts mean anything are wasting your time Im telling you. What Saffo and the dirty crooks downtown want they get end of story. and since the voter roll IQ is soo low as to vote out the dumbocrats downtown nothing and I mean nothing will change.
The people of Wilmington can not afford any new taxes...
It's time that the "elected officials" listen to the people. It's not that they don't want a baseball stadium just let it be done with private money... We are being TAXED out of the city.
Are we supposed to take more of our tax (property tax) dollars and put toward a stadium that only a few believe will be financially viable? We need to put that money toward the education of our youth, to reverse the cuts to our local educational systems. Education is the basis for our personal success. A well educated youth leads to a better educated public, a better educated work force, and more success in business for everyone. Education is the key to economic growth. To sacrifice the educational opportunities for our populace in order to fund (and I mean not only build but also maintain) a maybe stadium will depress our economy for decades.
I've always considered toll roads to be fair, if inconvenient at times. Why not have a toll stadium? Let those who use it pay for it.
Even Ron Sparks is against a taxpayer-funded stadium for crying out loud...