Topic

Community Development

253 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Kim McMillan, Ron Erb, Valerie Guzman, Wanda Smith, Geno Grubbs, Jeff Henley, Mike Alexander, Bill Powers, Jeff Burkhart, David Allen, Deanna McLaughlin, Tim Chandler, Jennifer Letourneau

North Clarksville Community Center

Clarksville is a rapidly growing community that has a prime opportunity to provide services and resources to the diverse citizens that contribute to its tax base. Despite the Tiny Town area being the fastest growing area in Clarksville, it lacks the attention that other areas in our community have received.  It has been said by elected officials that; "Most citizens in that area are military affiliated and can access the resources of Ft Campbell, Kentucky."  This petition calls upon elected officials to realize that while a good portion of the population of this town may be military affiliated, we live and pay our taxes in Clarksville and deserve to have the City provide amenities to support our side of town.  Secondly, Clarksville has not built a community center since the 1980s when the population was approximately 54,777 that has since grown to approximately 158,156. With only three community centers in Clarksville and two of them being on the South side, it is evidently time to build another one in North Clarksville.  The Crow Community Center serves 20,971 citizens and Burt Cobb 20,619 in South Clarksville and the Kleeman Community Center serves 52,150 which is twice as much as the other to and the same size in North Clarksville demands a high demand in the area. Tiny Town Road has enough land available to build a community center with similar to the Foy Community that caters to the various recreational interest of a very diverse community.  The Tiny Town Road location also has the infrastructure to support the traffic caused by the people seeking to enjoy the community center with a great mixture of restaurants, convenience stores, and service stations to serve local and traveling teams coming to compete in tournaments. There are also residential neighborhoods close enough for the community to easily access the complex in addition to its close proximity to several elementary, middle, and high schools.   I have lived in the Tiny Town area since 1992 and have only seen more houses and businesses being built with only two new City recreational projects, the Robert Clark Park Blueway and the Barbara Johnson Park.  I believe that it is time for the City to make a significant investment in North Clarksville. An investment that has the potential to enhance the quality of life and serve as an economic stimulator for our community.   The sample image you see if from the Round Rock Sports Center in Round Rock Texas. This 82,800-square-foot indoor sports center floor plan is built with basketball and volleyball teams in mind. The flexible court layout can be configured to hold 3 NCAA basketball, 6 basketball courts or 12 volleyball courts, within the 47,775 square feet of open space. There are 1,300 seats available for spectators and 502 parking spots. The facility also boasts a referee lounge, locker rooms, a training room, LED scoreboard screens, and three large multi-purpose rooms that can be divided into nine smaller rooms. I am sure that indoor tennis could also be accommodated at such a facility. Parks and Rec has also expressed an interest in adding an indoor pool to the facility.  If you support a Community Center in the Tiny Town Road area, please sign this petition.  Thank you very much!

Richard Garrett
1,607 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to City of Detroit, Michigan, State of Michigan

Citizens Against the Grand Prix on Belle Isle

We believe that it's time to pull the plug on the Detroit Grand Prix event on Belle Isle.  Before bankruptcy, the City could not afford to properly maintain the Island, so offers by the Grand Prix to run the race there in exchange for making "improvements" might have made some sense.  Now that the State of Michigan has taken over and has made Belle Isle a State Park, the time has come to allow the Island to be used as it was intended - as a nature and recreational park to be used by all people, year round.  This current year, the Grand Prix began setting up 8 weeks before the race.  That means concrete barriers inhibiting access to the riverfront, blocking bike lanes, etc.  When you include the weeks afterward to dismantile it and clean up, this means the island is essentially monopolized by the race people for the better part of three months.  This is prime park season, with public access impeded to the river, and most public gathering places in the half of the Island where the race course exists.  The fact that an immense portion of the island near the Fountain and Casino has been encased in concrete - creating a gigantic parking lot - to serve the purposes of the race organizers, is a permanent blot and eyesore on the face of the island.  It's time to say no to the rich and powerful who have taken over the island, and return it back to the people.  Move the Grand Prix somewhere else - get it off Belle Isle.

David Martin
826 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Concerned Citizens of Winston - Salem

Taking #Action4Ashley- Mold infestation is causing poor air quality @ Ashley Elementary.

We're an organized group of concerned citizens seeking justice for the students, teachers, and staff of Ashley Elementary School. Many of our community leaders and organizations have demanded answers and action concerning the bad air quality at the school. This is not a new issue and despite the countless meetings and requests made, the Winston - Salem Forsyth County School Board has failed to offer any reasonable strategy to eliminate the risk and / or exposure of bad air due to the mold. Many teachers and students have come forward with their concerns due to respiratory challenges. We are demanding IMMEDIATE ACTION. Please sign our petition to help us seek justice for our children, neighbors, and friends. Here are the FACTS: Indoor environmental quality can affect people's healthand can have economic and legal implications. Forexample: Poor IEQ increases asthma risk. There is ample and clear evidence that environmental exposures can make asthma worse, and mounting evidence that many of those same exposures may play a role in causing the disease. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that, when asthmatics are exposed to building contaminants like mold antigens, those individuals have more frequent and more serious asthma attacks. Minimizing these exposures in the indoor environment can have a profound effect on improving the respiratory health of asthma patients. Pollutants can cause or contribute to other short- and long-term health problems, including respiratory tract infections, allergic reactions, headaches, congestion, eye and skin irritations, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. Indoor pollutants can cause discomfort and reduce attendance and productivity. Recent data suggest that poor IEQ can reduce a person's ability to perform specific mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation or memory. Poor indoor environmental quality strains relationships among employees, family members, parents, teachers, students and school administrators. Indoor environmental quality problems can result in liability issues or lawsuits. Visit: http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/oee/programs/iaq.htmlfor more information concerning bad air quality.

Action For Ashley
547 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to BART Board of Directors

Building Chinatown's Legacy for The Transformation of Oakland

After the past seven year Lake Merritt Station Area Planning Process and a previous development, BART has restarted a development process for two of the blocks in the station areas: (1) Where the BART Station Parking Lot currently is and (2) The MetroCenter Block which currently houses the BART Police as well as Asian Health Services' Administrative Headquarters. Various stakeholders and supporters would like to establish a hub of activity of the Lake Merritt Station that connects and grows the existing communities, including Chinatown.  We are encouraging BART to integrate an aggressive platform of community benefits into their new development: 1) Community control of 120,000 square feet of community and non-profit space 2) $1M contribution to Madison Park 3) 200 affordable housing units Our goal is to establish a distinct “community thumbprint” that extends the legacy and current Asian community core that is Oakland Chinatown. We share a vision of a vibrant community hub that intentionally strengthens the Asian community, helps Chinatown thrive, and engages community voices toward a cohesive and engaged neighborhood and beyond.  It is a holistic vision that will serve as an attractive magnet to and for Chinatown.  This will build ridership, pencil out for BART’s bottom line, and excite, engage, and enthrall the community in true partnership. We urge BART to commit to this highest community use as a complement to the principle of highest feasibility - a commitment that will signal to the community that we will be able to exert our rights and have the resources to continue to grow, thrive and become a strong and vibrant neighborhood. Please support our efforts CA Senator Nancy Skinner CA Assemblymember Rob Bonta Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen Asian Health Services Asian Immigrant Women’s Advocates Asian Pacific Environmental Network Asian Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership Asian Prisoner Support Committee Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations Buddhist Church of Oakland California Health Care Foundation Chinese American Citizens Alliance-Oakland Lodge Chinatown Community Development Center Chinese Community United Methodist Church Chinese Progressive Association East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Family Bridges, Inc. Filipino Advocates for Justice Friends of Lincoln Square Institute for Sustainable Economic Educational and Environmental Design New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation New Oakland Pharmacy Oakland Asian Cultural Center OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates: East Bay Chapter Peralta Community College District Public Advocates Wa Sung Community Service Club Lailan Huen Karoleen Feng

Michael Lok
545 supporters