This is Melinda Gullick, Chair of the Desert Edge Advocates, speaking to City Council on November 6.
“This summer the Desert Edge Advocates conducted a statistically valid live telephone survey of 400 registered voters in Scottsdale, who who had voted in three of the last four elections. The survey was paid for personally by Advocates of Desert Edge, and in that poll 60% of respondents were in favor of the Desert Edge. And after learning more about the concept 62%.”
Neither Gullick, Campana nor anyone else ever mentioned this survey. Why did they sit on it since August?
We emailed Gullick, and asked her to share her data: the questions, the raw numbers, and the firm that conducted the survey. She repeated her talking point above, but did not supply the data.
We don’t believe this nonsense. You have a survey that shows 60% in favor, and you won’t share the details? Put up or shut up.
A month ago Kathy Littlefield conducted her own survey and shared results within days.
We think Melinda Gullick and her DDC Advocates are telling tall tales about public support. We don’t think their survey shows public support at all for a $68,000,000 project losing $3,000,000 or more a year.
Here is the sign-in log for City Hall, on the day of the Council’s last workstudy. What do you think Gullick discussed with the Mayor?