Little Rock City Director: Do not release taxpayer funds to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority.
Residents in three Central Little Rock neighborhoods are still living with the fear that their homes could be taken by eminent domain in order to benefit private business interests.
People like Donna Massey and many others have been leaders in their Central Little Rock communities for years. They have invested in their homes and worked to make their community a better place.
In June the Little Rock City Board of Directors rejected an ordinance to protect homes and neighborhoods, but decided instead to delayany decision about the Technology Park for six months -- until after the November elections. Four of the eleven Little Rock city directors happen to be up for re-election this fall.
Recent comments by Technology Park Authority chair Mary Good indicate that residential neighborhoods are still in the target sites despite the six-month delay supported by the four city directors.
All four incumbent city directors backed the 2011 sales tax that included funding for the Technology Park. They were made aware of the plans to displace Little Rock residents as early as 2009.
The Little Rock City Board needs to hear from you!
Neighborhood residents are paying city taxes that may be used to displace them from their own homes through eminent domain. This is not right.
It's wrong to tax people only to displace them. It's wrong to uproot a community for the benefit of private business.
Not one dime of taxpayer money should go towards the Little Rock Technology Park until the Technology Park Authority agrees to change its plans and build the facility in a non-residential area.
Please sign our petition! E-mail the City Directors!
We love our piece of the American Dream. We shall not be moved!
Do not release taxpayer funds to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority.
People have invested in their homes and their neighborhood. They should not be uprooted. It is immoral to tax people in order to displace them. It is immoral to uproot communities to benefit private companies. It is just plain wrong to destroy neighborhoods where people have been working hard to build a future. Not one dime of taxpayer money should go towards the Little Rock Technology Park until the Technology Park Authority agrees to change its plans and build it in a non-residential area.