Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix City Council Districts 5 and 7 show new support for proposed Talking Stick Resort Arena deal after a series of public meetings and new information.
In order to assess the level of community support and see if the public meetings and information that was distributed over the last month had a direct impact (positive or negative) on public opinion, Phoenix Suns commissioned leading national political and public affairs survey research firm, Public Opinion Strategies (POS), to conduct a live caller statistical sample of “likely voters” in Phoenix City Council 5 and 7 Districts. New findings show a significant increase in support from both districts following the public meetings.
“As people learn that the city owns the arena and the tax has been imposed since 1989 and is primarily on tourists, support continues to grow reaching nearly 70 percent in some areas,” said Glen Bolger, partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies.