Similarly, Not In My Election Year, or NIMEY
, is about avoiding a contentious decision until after a forthcoming election.
In a country where NIMBY's (Not in My Back Yard) and NIMEY
's (Not In My Election Year) often seem to rule the development world, the ability to neutralize opposition and create positive public opinion can be more critical to a multi-family rental project's viability than financing, architecture, unit mix and market demand.
Unfortunately, politicians often have an affliction similar to the NIMBY syndrome when it means siting a controversial facility in their constituencies: the NIMEY
, or Not-In-My-Election-Year, syndrome.