• Petitioned Stephen A. Del Guercio

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor
Stephen A. Del Guercio
Mayor Pro Tem
Laura Olhasso
Council Member
David Spence
Council Member
Donald R. Voss
Council Member
Michael T. Davitt

Save our Playhouse

    1. Paul Coppinger
    2. Petition by

      Paul Coppinger

      La Canada Flintridge, CA

Hi our names and Saudia and Mason. Ever since we were small we've wanted a tree house, but we lived in Arizona where there are no trees. We moved to California and our Grandpa and Daddy finally got to build one for us! It's not really a tree house, because Daddy says that would hurt the tree, but we like it anyway. Now the city of La Canada is asking us to take down our tree house because they're afraid that we're going to hurt the tree. We didn't put any nails or screws in the tree and we have plenty of room between the tree and our tree house to let the tree grow. Other kids in La Canada have tree houses too but no one is asking them to take theirs down -- and we don't want them too! We just want everyone to be able to keep their tree house, including us.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Los Angeles Wants Space Shuttle Endeavour, but Must 400 Trees Be Cut?

      Paul Coppinger
      Petition Organizer

      The city council for La Canada Flintridge (aka "Tree City USA") could have stood behind the movement against the slaughter of 400+ mature living trees--all cut down to move the Space Shuttle. Instead, they focus on a child's harmless play house. What lessons are they teaching our children?

      For details see: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/09/los-angeles-wants-space-shuttle-endeavour-but-must-400-trees-be-cut/

    3. Petition Count Now Over 400 Signatures

      Paul Coppinger
      Petition Organizer

      In addition to the signatures we have gathered online, we now have over 400 written signatures. Thank you everyone for for your support and help in spreading the word!

    4. Local Newspaper Picks up our Story

      Paul Coppinger
      Petition Organizer

      Charlie Peters from our hometown paper, The Outlook, picked up our story and wrote a very detailed article--and it was on the front page! Grab yourself a copy of this week's edition and tell us what you think. Thank you, Charlie, for your help in getting the word out!

    5. Reached 50 signatures
    6. Spread the Word -- "Like" our Petition

      Paul Coppinger
      Petition Organizer

      Fellow Supporters, our campaign is growing in numbers and is getting stronger. In addition to what is online, we now have over 200 written signatures for our petition. Thank you all for your support and kind words of encouragement. To help get the word out, please remember "Like" this campaign and "Tweet" it to everyone you know in the LCF area.

    7. Reached 10 signatures
    8. Check out the new Video!

      Paul Coppinger
      Petition Organizer

      A special thanks to Rena Durham who filmed her recent "Lost Boys" video at our playhouse and generously provided the video for our use with this petition. Check it out!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Greg Crawford PASADENA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      ridiculous overreach of authority

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    • Brian Arial PASADENA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Trees were made for kids to play in and around and it looks like the tree will not be harmed and in fact would probablly thrive with the activity.

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    • Bruce Mazen GLENDALE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      What a cool play house! I wish I had a play house lake that! Please don't make them take it down.

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    • adriana valencia BALDWIN PARK, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      no child should have their childhood sanctuary taken from them! let them enjoy their childhood in their tree house while they still can..!

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    • Elizabeth Brooks LA CANADA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      How can anyone deprive a child to enjoy their childhood? we all have been deprived of something that was very important to us when we where children and as adults we still remember . I know I do ! That is why I think this is important.

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