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About 60 percent of the 400 households surveyed said they supported some aspects of the referendum, 12 percent said they supported all aspects and 26 percent said they opposed it.
In light of those results, the city settled on the $17.2 million figure, which could be reduced a bit more before it ends up on the ballot.
At a recent meeting, council and commission members strategized about how to generate grass-roots support for the referendum. They talked about seeking support from youth soccer and baseball leagues, local bike shops and other frequent parks users. Trails proved to be one of the most popular parks amenities in the recent survey and they discussed how to tap into those users, including empty-nesters.
“I don’t think its opposition as much as apathy working against us,” said Council Member Wells during the strategy session.
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