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baseball

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Petition to Scott Haggerty, Richard Valle, Wilma Chan, Nate Miley, Keith Carson

Support the Oakland A's Coliseum Revitalization Plan

East Oakland has waited too long for real economic and community revitalization. The Oakland A's as 50-year partner are fully committed to honoring the legacy and community with a bold and ambitious plan worthy of East Oakland. Sign our petition now to show your support for the A's Coliseum Redevelopment project. On Tuesday, April 23, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve the term sheet between the County and the Oakland Athletics for our purchase of the County’s 50% interest in the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Complex.  We unveiled a true vision for the Coliseum site after nearly a year of community engagement in East Oakland. We listened to what the community wants at this site and delivered a privately financed plan that will meet the needs of our community. This deal is a fiscally responsible opportunity for residents and taxpayers of Alameda County. Read more about our vision below.   About our plans for the Coliseum Site: In November 2018, we unveiled our vision for the redevelopment of the Coliseum site, seeking to transform the current Coliseum site in ways that will address several specific community needs and opportunities expressed by East Oakland residents. Preliminary plans of the privately financed project include a large park, surrounded by substantial new housing, including affordable housing, a skills center, community gathering space, office and retail developments, and restaurants. The new park would be anchored by the two focal points of Oakland sports history: Oracle Arena, repurposed as a concert and cultural events center; and the original Coliseum baseball diamond, preserved to inspire the next generation of ballplayers. For more information on the A’s Coliseum redevelopment project, visit oaklandballpark.com .  

Oakland Athletics
9,804 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Henry County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Bruce Holmes

Save Cochran Park Baseball in Stockbridge!

Save Historic Cochran Baseball Park in Stockbridge! Georgia Showcase Baseball and several other youth baseball teams are organizing a community petition to keep Cochran Park baseball in Stockbridge open instead of uprooting children. Why because Cochran Park in Stockbridge was allowed to fall into disrepair by Henry County Commissioner Bruce Holmes and Henry County Parks and Recreation while spending $8 million on a new park in the Fairview area of Henry County near the DeKalb County line. Closing this County Park will leave Stockbridge children without any sports fields inside the city limits. Parents will have to transport t-ball aged kids to Hidden Valley from Stockbridge to play on the same fields as teenaged kids. This is wrong when Henry County should fix Cochran Park after allowing it to fall into disrepair. Please note: No imminent safety issues exist in the baseball fields according to the parents and coaches. They feel this is a smokescreen to move the baseball fields out of Stockbridge. We are asking for an actual engineering assessment of any safety issues at Cochran Park and a complete remodel for baseball with upgraded equipment, structures , and fields Elton Alexander Stockbridge City Councilman statement on the closing of Cochran Park: Stockbridge residents and businesses pay more taxes to Henry County than the unincorporated areas in Fairview because Fairview has no industry and very little in business besides the Fairview grocery stores . Stockbridge residents and businesses who pay a lion-share of the taxes in Henry County deserve a quality Henry County Park in the city limits for our children. I have complained for years on the condition and maintenance of the facility with little to no reinvestment compared to $8 million transferred to a new park in Ellenwood. Fix Cochran Park don’t close it! I fully support Coach Craig and Coach Parrish who are leading the efforts to save Cochran Park baseball in Stockbridge! Out of $26 million in the proposed Splost V in District 5 none of that money is being spent in the Stockbridge City limits, the most densely populated area in Henry County. Cochran Park is not being closed over these sudden safety issues it is being closed because City of Stockbridge officials had the nerve to collectively call for improvements and upkeep of the park after it was allowed to fall into disrepair by the Commissioner of District 5. This after the city was forced to take over maintenance of Hwy 138 because no maintenance was being provided by the District 5 Commissioner with all of Hwy 138 falling in District 5. With most of the voters and business tax base for District 5 in Stockbridge you would think many of those dollars would be returned to maintain the county roads and facilities in the city but out of $50 million in Splost collected in District 5 almost 95% of the money leaves Stockbridge and goes to the Fairview area. Please reopen Cochran Park safely and reinvest in new equipment to keep baseball at Historic Cochran Park honoring the wishes of the Cochran Family who donated the land for kids in Stockbridge. Let's play Baseball at Cochran Park!

Because We Care Henry County- Atlanta South
1,649 supporters