Survey shows Dublin voters back bond package

The Columbus Dispatch – April 8, 1990

Dublin voters love the idea of a bond issue to build roads and a bridge, and they like the idea of borrowing to buy parkland and build a police station.

A survey conducted for the city recently showed that 70 percent favor a proposed $34 million bond issue that includes money for a new Scioto River bridge. Fifty-nine percent favor a $4.5 million issue for parks, and 52 percent like a $7 million issue to build a police station and buy more land around the municipal building.

All three bond issues are on the May 8 ballot in Dublin.

About 350 of the 400 voters surveyed by Saperstein Associates responded. City officials are encouraged because in the same survey those who supported the bond issues did so even though most of them mistakenly believe the bond issues would raise property taxes.

The city plans to make payments on the $45.5 million debt from income tax revenues.

The survey also says that the most popular spot for a new bridge, favored by 27 percent of those answering, is across from Brand Road.

The city planning staff’s preferred site, just north of I-270, is the second-most popular, favored by 25 percent. Seven percent said they don’t think another Scioto River bridge is needed.