(Cincinnati) The Cincinnati Public School District Board of Education today released the results of a community survey, an effort to seek additional community input about the proposed Football Club Cincinnati Stadium.
In brief, 1,710 individuals responded to the Board’s non-scientific survey; 40 percent of the respondents identified as a CPS Taypayer; 28 percent identified as a CPS Parent and nearly 13 percent said they were a resident of the West End.
When asked “what issues are most important to you”, participants ranked the following answers in their top four:
- 55.83% Potential positive economic impact for the West End
- 42.53% Jobs and economic opportunity
- 26.95% Gentrification of the West End neighborhood
- 26.36% Legally binding community benefits agreement
When asked “what information could be shared with you about how this project could impact CPS and our schools?” participants ranked the following answers in their top four:
- 55.16% Jobs and economic benefits of this project
- 48.32% Impact on the West End neighborhood
- 41.77% Tax abatement impact; how much will FC Cincinnati contribute to CPS?
- 33.57% New or expanded soccer opportunities for CPS students
The survey was released after the Board held a community meeting on February 21 attended by over 200 people. Prior to the community meeting, the Board has held two Hearings of the Public during its regularly scheduled meetings.