In 2000 the City of Encinitas commissioned a survey. It was titled Survey of Voters. This survey was designed to gauge the public's appetite for voting to support millions of dollars in bonds. These bonds would be expended on purchasing land. The conclusions the city council must have taken was that the super majority of voters would not want to bond for a park. The survey indicates that it would be even more difficult to pass the measure without the plans for the park being public.
The survey was reported in July 2000. About April 2001, the City of Encinitas circumvented the voters and issued lease-revenue bonds to purchase land. It takes a few months to prepare the bond issuance. In May 2001 the City purchased for $17,000,000, approximately 44 acres at the Hall property.
Lease-revenue bonds are more expensive than general obligation bonds. Although these bonds were designed for use where outside revenue is created, the park is not expected to produce much revenue and recently the city noted that they do not plan to charge user fees for sports organizations.
The Hall property remains empty and according to city staff, there is not enough money to construct Phase I. The city is planning on the park not being open for at least another six years.