In today’s Chron Sports section there is a story on the proposed Downtown soccer stadium. Check it out.
Here’s from the piece: “The Chronicle reported last month that a poll of registered voters by Rice University showed opponents outnumber supporters of a new stadium by more than two to one.”
I would attribute the above to fallout from the mayoral campaign.
Here’s more from the piece: “’She’s (The Mayor-Elect) OK with the amount of money the city is willing to invest’ provided the county puts in its share, Janice Evans-Davis, Parker’s spokeswoman, said Monday. ‘She is not OK with putting any additional city dollars (into the project).’”
The soccer proponents need to march over to the county administration building and put some heat on the County Commissioners if you ask me.
Here are some interesting numbers from the official canvass in HISD District 1. In Precinct 44 (near Northside), 44% of the total votes cast came from early voting. In other Northside/Lindale precincts which are all east of Interstate 45, here’s what we have: Pct. 46, 51% of turnout voted early, pct. 105, 50%, pct. 207, 45%, and pct. 637, 47%.
Meanwhile on the other side of I-45 in Heights/Garden Oaks/Shepherd Park Plaza, here is what we have: Pct. 53, 35%, pct. 57, 36%, pct. 59, 36%, pct. 324, 31%, and pct. 663, 35%.
It could have something to do with the geography of the placement of the early vote location.
Speaking of, it looks like the Latino voter turnout will be seriously addressed early next year so stay tuned.
I know that the Mayor-Elect is a ‘Stros fan. I hope she gets to throw out a first pitch in the opening series against the Giants. I’m betting she can stand on mound and get it over the plate.