Posts tagged ‘Eugene City Hall’

Approve or Disapprove of How New City Hall Project Handled

image004

Eugeneans pretty clearly disapprove of how the new city hall project has been handled. One question: How will this mismanagement belief affect future voter support for city efforts?

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of how the project to build the new Eugene City Hall has been handled?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Is Eugene’s New City Hall Project Going in the Right Direction or Off on the Wrong Track?

image002

It’s pretty clear that Eugeneans think the city hall project is off on the wrong track.

QUESTION: Do you feel the project to build the new Eugene City Hall is moving in the right direction or do you think things have gotten off on the wrong track?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Where to Build Eugene’s New City Hall?

image006

Eugeneans now overwhelmingly prefer the EWEB site for the new city hall.

Councilor Mike Clark originally proposed this in what now seems like eons ago. However, it seems took the perception of gross mismanagement to really sell the site.

QUESTION: Three sites have been widely discussed for the new city hall:
build at the current city hall site east of the county building,
build at the current “butterfly parking lot site west of the county building, or
renovate the current EWEB headquarters building.
Which do you prefer?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Eugeneans Evenly Divided on City Hall Plan

image002

Eugeneans are evenly split between approval and disapproval. This is similar to results from last May when the split was 46-46 (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=10666).

This even split implies the city hall proposal is relatively controversial. Government officials who have invested significant planning effort studying an issue generally get some level of deference.

Though posed as a slightly different issue, the support in February to build a new city hall was 53-40. (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=10308)

Earlier surveys provide other relevant results. In January 2013, there was overwhelming support for keeping the the current location. (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=8782 and http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=8777) In September 2012, Eugeneans solidly supported renting rather than owning space. (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=8282)

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene plan to tear down the current City Hall building and build a new City Hall?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Eugeneans Overwhelmingly Familiar with City Hall Plan

image002

Eugeneans are very familiar with the proposal. One would expect high familiarity given how long the issue has been discussed.

QUESTION: How familiar are you with the City of Eugene plan to tear down the current City Hall building and build a new City Hall: very familiar, somewhat familiar, somewhat unfamiliar, or very unfamiliar?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

New Eugene City Hall

image014

There is clearly no consensus that Eugene needs a new city hall.

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene building a new City Hall?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted May 27-28, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Build a New Eugene City Hall?

image002

The new city hall is becoming less theoretical every day. At the very beginning of the actual process Eugeneans approve.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene building a new City Hall?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

City of Eugene Office Space: Lease or Build if Leasing Cheaper

image012

More on what to do about getting more office space for the City of Eugene.

Real estate experts indicate that, in today’s market, leasing office space is cheaper than building office space downtown. When this information is added the percentage preferring to lease increasing dramatically.

QUESTION Should the City of Eugene build a new city hall or lease space downtown [ROTATE]? IF BUILD/DON’T KNOW: If leasing space was

cheaper would you still support building?

METHODOLOGY 200 live telephone interviews of a random sample of likely 2014 City of Eugene General Election voters were conducted

December 4-5, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Lease or Build Eugene City Office Space

image010

There is a clear preference for leasing instead of building new space for city offices.

This clearly fits with the general preference for cutting expenditures instead of increasing revenues.

QUESTION Should the City of Eugene build a new city hall or lease space downtown [ROTATE]?

METHODOLOGY 200 live telephone interviews of a random sample of likely 2014 City of Eugene General Election voters were conducted December 4-5, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Eugene City Hall Current Location Approval

This question, unlike the one yesterday, asks about approval. Again, there is high support for the current site.

QUESTION:
Do you approve or disapprove of Eugene City Council decision to keep City Hall at its current site?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General Election voters conducted January 23-24, 2013. The margin of error at the median is plus or minus 7 percent.

This “approval” question was asked after the “support/oppose” question in the survey in order to minimize the bias in the latter.