Results of Terrapin Crossroads Poll

Decision on music venue expected mid-October.

After two days, 596 people have voted in .

As of Thursday night, 62 percent of the voters said they were in support of ; five percent said they were in support, but had some concerns; 29 percent were opposed to the proposed project; and 2 percent wanted to wait for the analysis process.

It should be noted that there is no way to tell where the voters are located. Additionally, people were able to vote more than once -- though that was discouraged.

The poll is still open on the 500-person venue proposed next to the current building on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, but .

According to Bruce Burman, the Leshes representative and project manager from Jazz Builders, the Leshes wanted to take a break and postpone the decision while driving with their son across the country back to college. Phil will then go on tour and return in mid-October.

"I expect that within a week after he returns from tour, we will meet and discuss the project and make a decision on whether to move forward in Fairfax," said Burman.

Cyndi Cady September 23, 2011 at 05:36 PM
Bruce Burman is involved? That doesn't sit well with me, sorry. He has a reputation for making extravagant promises that he doesn't keep. I personally experienced this with the French Ranch development; and apparently his reputation has spread: http://www.mv-voice.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=378.
Gina September 24, 2011 at 01:58 AM
Thanks Cyndi for posting. Read all the comments down, very interesting.
Kid Adam September 26, 2011 at 04:45 PM
I thought Fairfax was more open minded than this. Its a no brainer to me. BRING TERRAPIN CROSSINGS TO FAIRFAX! Theres something fishy about those poll results. In one day the tide changed?
Ralph September 26, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Guessing that folks opposed to T.C. would be more active than folks for T.C. in an on-line polling format that allows repeat votes.
Kid Adam September 27, 2011 at 02:41 PM
Did any of you read this in the FAQ? Some locals would rather have a New York Bank there than Terrapin Crossroads? Thats ridiculous. Phil and the Grateful Dead are part of this community and have been for decades... Heres what the FAQ says... Are there alternative proposals for the site? The property is owned by the owners of Good Earth and is used, currently, for overflow parking for them. They have said a New York-based bank is interested in buying the property and coming into town, but that the Phil Lesh proposal was a better fit for Fairfax. There are no other applications filed with the town.
Cyndi Cady September 28, 2011 at 03:42 PM
I'm actually leaning TOWARD Terrapin, I just think that it needs to be managed carefully and that if promises are made, there needs to be a way to ensure they are kept. I don't think ANY of the issues raised (including parking, volume, including local musicians on the calendar, etc) are by any means insurmountable. We just need to make sure that if solutions are proposed, they're in writing and enforceable, not just a lot of random promises served up as an opiate to any opposition, leaving us with an ugly situation when they're withdrawn after all the signatures are on the paperwork.
keo September 28, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Well said Cyndi. I also believe that regardless of Bruce Burmans history, Phil and Jill are running the show on this one and I truly believe that they will continue to work towards what is best for the community, I don't believe they want to mess with Fairfax, and they have expressed that numerous times.
Craig Slater September 29, 2011 at 03:46 AM
While I appreciate the intent of this poll, its results are highly questionable because "people were able to vote more than once". Not good. The most revealing and troubling result is that only a small percentage, 7%, still have open minds and have suspended judgment until the needed reports come in....
James September 29, 2011 at 06:56 PM
I do appreciate Kelly's poll here at the Patch. But please note that at TerrapinLanding.com there is a poll (Poll Link: http://www.terrapinlanding.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18 ) that does not allow more than one vote per user. The results would therefore be more accurate. Those interested are welcomed and encouraged to vote and comment in that poll, too. Thanks!
Trigger Wagner October 01, 2011 at 03:02 PM
This Poll should be taken off the internet. Anyone can vote as many times as they want, so the poll shows nothing. Please take it off the internet.
Kelly Dunleavy O'Mara October 03, 2011 at 05:03 AM
We're not really in the business of taking things off the internet, but that's why I ran this short summary of how people voted at a reasonable timetable after it went up. Yes, at this point, the number of votes and times people repeatedly voted probably makes it silly.


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