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Petition to The Moore Family, State College Borough Planning and Zoning

Stop the demolition of our historic homes (706 North Allen)!

The Moore family is proposing to demolish an historic contributing property to the National Registry of Historic Places, College Heights Historic District. Our neighborhood, steps away from Penn State is a critical piece of State College and the University's history. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE DISTRICT The contributing home was built (~1925) and lived in for nearly 50 years by Fred and Mary Garner (nee Krumrine) and their children. Mary was the daughter of the Krumrine family whose historic farm home (built in 1852) is just steps away. The Krumrine farm was converted into College Heights, a neighborhood that is intimately coupled to Penn State's history.  The home is sound and could be renovated, but the plans submitted to State College's Design Review Board are to demolish the building and replace with a one story modular home. Information provided to the historic review board can be found here:  http://www.statecollegepa.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/1750?fileID=3971 Demolition is planned for May 10th or soon thereafter unless we can convince the Moore family to reconsider. The historic homes are a critical element of the important social history and visual narrative of our community. Our homes and families are contributing to new stories and new memories. We Are...Community members that urge the Moores to reconsider!  We Are...Concerned citizens that appreciate historic properties and shared community heritage! We Are...Neighbors that wish to influence positive change in our community!

Tim Murtha
137 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Strategic Acquistions Inc, Peter Baer, Tony Hershman

DO NOT ALLOW STRATEGIC ACQUISITIONS INC TO DESTROY THE RON FINLEY PROJECT’S GANGSTA GARDEN

Help #savethegangstagarden and The Ron Finley Project's HQ that ignited a worldwide food justice revolution by signing the petition and generously giving what you can.All Ron Finley wanted was healthy food for himself, his family and neighbors. After picking up a tomato that was labeled “coated with shellac” in his local South Central Los Angeles grocery store, it hit Finley: there was a complete lack of healthy food in his community. This is true for not only Finley’s community, but most underserved populations nationwide. More than 29 million Americans live in food deserts or what Finley has termed “food prisons”.“the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys”In 2010, Finley decided to take his health and the health of his community into his own hands and “Plant Some Shit”, turning a strip of city-owned land in front of his property into a food oasis. After a citation, fine and eventual warrant for Finley’s arrest over the grass that he transformed into an edible landscape for his community, word spread quickly about the “Gangsta Gardener”, sparking a global food justice movement. Luminaries such as René Redzepi, Russell Brand, Alice Waters, Rainn Wilson, Penny Marshall, Aloe Blacc, Carson Daley, Rachel Hunter and Robert Horry reached out to Finley in solidarity of his work, followed by statewide dignitaries, namely Mayors Aja Brown, Kevin Johnson and Councilman Herb Wesson. Soon after, the Gangsta Garden began to be visited and studied by local K-12 classrooms and universities all over the world including renown institutions such as Harvard, the University of Southern California and MIT.“Kids who grow kale, eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes. But when none of this is presented to them, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them.”Over the last few years, the owner of the RFP property has been battling with the bank and has made several attempts to receive a loan modification to no avail. The bank recently foreclosed on the property and sold it to Strategic Acquisitions Inc. RFP has requested that Strategic Acquisitions allow them to continue operating from the location as to sustain with the important work they are doing in the community. The only solution they have been offered is to purchase the property, otherwise, face eviction. HQ has grown into more than just a garden since 2010, including RFP offices, an educational center and a propagation station for more edible urban landscapes. The loss of this property is a continuation of the injustices perpetrated against the members of the South Central Los Angeles community and persons struggling with food insecurity around the world. Finley took on city lawmakers in 2010 sparking a worldwide food justice revolution. Now the world needs to rally behind him!RFP needs to raise $500,000 to #savethegangstagarden that has become a symbol of healthy change for Los Angeles and cities all over. If you have been touched by RFP or support access to healthy food for ALL communities, please sign the petition, donate on our crowdfunding site, share and comment on how the The Ron Finley Project has inspired you.

The Ron Finley Project
73,614 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Dr.Montgomery

D.Tech Food Sale Amendment Petition

D.Tech Constitutional Amendment #1: For every unique club of Design Tech High School, they are allowed to have a maximum of one food saIe per week, either during before school or after school, given that clubs sign up at least one week in advance. If a club is selling before school, they're only allowed to sell desert food or drinks. If time slots are not filled up by the Sunday night of the week, a club that is already participating in a fundraiser that week is allowed to sign up for the other time slots as well. If time slots are full, sign up deadlines will be extended longer if needed. Time slots must accommodate for school scheduling conflicts. Food vendors will be provided with a box of gloves. The reasoning for this amendment: Some clubs would like to be financially independent, and not always rely on welfare grants from Design Tech High School. However, the tools clubs require to become financially independent, such as food sales on the property of Design Tech High School, is restricted to one food sale every club for their entire existence. If the regulated market of food sales are permitted, students would be less inclined to spend money on nearby stores such as In-n-Out and L&L, and buy the clubs’ food instead. The money that goes into clubs goes straight into the Design Tech High School community instead, rather than other big corporate restaurants. The school can also lower the spending of their money on clubs since they would be financially independent. This bill makes sure to leave out access to PAB and lunch, because this cripples the free and reduced lunch market.

Raymond Ding
25 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Hellervik Oilfield Technologies

Keep a natural gas plant from being constructed in a small rural community in Kentucky.

Background Hellervik Oilfield Technologies based in Fargo, North Dakota has begun construction on a natural gas processing plant located in the heart of a rural residential community in Edmonson County, KY. Approximately two years ago, Hellervik first pursued purchase of a failed ATMOS plant in Rocky Hill, Kentucky. This plant had an enormously negative impact in the community when it was operational. Residents played a key role in the closure of this facility. The community stood together and resisted reopening of this plant in the community. ATMOS dismantled the plant and donated the land to the Rocky Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Hellervik then pursued a 9-acre parcel in the Edmonson County Industrial Park that was also unsuccessful. On August 15, 2016, Hellervik posted the following on its website: Hellervik Oilfield Technologies is planning to locate a 5 million cubic feet per day natural gas processing plant on a densely wooded 127-acre site located approximately 7 miles east of the Bowling Green city limits on HWY 31W frontage parcel. This site ensures that the plant will not be visible or audible to any residential parcel in Edmonson County. Hellervik has worked hard to address the concerns voiced by the community regarding the gas plant which previously operated near Rocky Hill. Hellervik also held a town hall meeting in August, in which they again did not disclose the location of the property. They stated that the plant would be located in the county, just off of 31-W, about halfway between the Bowling Green City limits and the Edmonson Industrial Park. A Hellervik Representative said the proposed location is a 127-acre densely wooded area that will house the plant right in the middle of the property. Excavation recently began, and most folks in the community had no idea what was happening until it was complete and reported by the local news media. The proposed location is NOT right in the middle of a 127-acre densely wooded area. It is located right off the highway with residents living very close just to the east and west. Most of the wooded area as described is to the north of the proposed site. The closest residents, a disabled gentleman and his wife, live less than 500 feet from the proposed location, with the site actually being visible from their home.   We ask for you to sign this petition and for your support for the following key reasons: • The processing plant is located in close proximity to many residents (some with small children) and a place of worship. This physical location poses a threat to the health and safety of these residents. • Potential changes in Ambient Noise Levels, and Peak Noise Levels will negatively impact the community.• Property Values will be impacted putting further financial burden on residents. • The processing facility would put pressure to conduct more exploration and possibly have further negative impact that could introduce even more health and safety risks.   On multiple occasions, Hellervik has given the impression that they want to be good community neighbors. We, the people of the community, ask that Hellervik maintain that commitment by taking the following actions: • Move the proposed location away from residential properties in an area where it can have benefit for land owners with gas wells and have no negative impact and significantly less risk on any community. • Conduct a comprehensive study and provide report to the community addressing the items listed below. Provide resolution for any unacceptable results.  Blast Radius (in the event of an explosion, the distance from the explosion that the fire consumes) Thermal Radiation (in the event of fire) Chemical Pollution Noise Pollution Air Quality  Environmental Impact • Maintain a proactive approach and work openly with the community to address any and all issues that arise before the plant is operational.

Deborah Miller
203 supporters