Community Issues

126 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to State Representative and Township Supervisors

Local Community Petitioning to Save Recreational Area

This petition is solely intended to request a fair lease that would reflect the previous lease WITHOUT limitations that were presented by the Aultman VFD. Limitations include, limited recreational use of the top field where the new trail is, having to submit any future improvements to the Aultman VFD for a vote, it was stated the field needs to be left open for gun bash parking and life flight landing zone. We understand the concern for life flight to have access to this field but, we are also aware of other life flight landing areas around the Aultman area within the same distance from 286 that are just as easily accessible. So to "reserve" the property as a permanent and regular landing zone to only transport patients to the Aultman field is unnecessary. Many residents have expressed safety concerns with life flight landing in such a closed community so close to houses. We are petitioning to have a fair park lease drawn up that reflects the previous lease that has no limitations. We do not feel that it is fair that the community should lose privileges to the track for gun bash parking that happens 2 times a year and for the occasional need for life flight. This is not fair to our community and the children of the community. Behind the fire hall would be sufficient ( once cleared and graveled to the tree line) if the hall would abide by the capacity limitations. We also feel it is unfair for a group of "volunteers" to dictate how a lease is drawn up on land they do not personally own. We are NOT against the fire hall and it's functions as they are here to protect and serve the community. Action Petitioned For: We the undersigned are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to ensure the residents are not restricted using property that was originally intended for recreational purposes. Thank you

Aultman Residents
318 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Department of neighborhood empowerment, Sunland Tujunga neighborhood council, Dana Stangel

Demand Pati Potter RESIGN from STNC & LUC. Replace the LUC board completely.

WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION OF PATI POTTER FROM THE STNC & LAND USE COMMITTEE & REPLACE THE LUC COMMITTEE. I am asking every individual to first sign this petition and second please file a complaint with the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the City Attorney and the City Council. We hereby demand the immediate resignation of Pati Potter from the STNC and The STNC Land Use Committee (LUC). The city officials who provide oversight for the neighborhood councils must conduct a thorough review of all members of the LUC to insure that ALL members are acting in the best interest of our community. Any member found to be negligent in their duty to the community or found to be self-serving in their position must be removed and replaced immediately. Because of their behavior and actions the LUC has lost our trust, the trust of the local businesses and the community as a whole. Please file a grievance with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.  A little context about the video. Pati Potter is the Co-Chair of the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee. She is the short haired lady in the video with her friend MaryAnn. The land use committee has been calling violations and complaints on businesses for many many years and people wonder why the Sunland Tujunga Business Community has been suffering. Pati Potter reported the mural that is located at the Sunland Fighting Club and now is in charge of the file which the city CulturalLA askes the building owner or artist to submit to the NC LUC. On January 14th I was driving down the road from our businesses when I noticed their vehicle going very slow first in front of our business Munchies up the street and than down towards the 7000 block of Foothill. They pulled over, started suffling paperwork. I went down the street, turned around and came back across the street to see what was going on. When she saw me and started waving at me and getting nervous. I decided to get out of my car and confront them. The video speaks for itself, yes I was angry and frustrated because I've had multiple conversations with the Land Use Committee chairs and board members and they all deny what they are doing. I had multiple conversations with Pati and she lied about turning in businesses. The only reason she admitted that she turned in the mural was because she was forced to by Cindy Cleghorn. She worked her way up in less than a year to be the CoChair of the LUC. I feel that the more complaints she put in and "dirty work" the promotion followed. Many business owners have seen Pati potter taking pictures in front of their business and two weeks later they got fines from the city. Now an average citizen doesn't know most of the city codes and violations. The LADBS sign enforcement unite is complaint driven and only comes out to investigate when complaints are filed. I had been stating facts that the LUC members were turning in businesses and the were flat out lying about it. Now there is proof. I wish my phone didn't turn off and the remainder of the conversations were also recorded because she is a very ill minded individual. I'll leave you with a quote: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.  

arnie abramyan
33 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Melony Lee, Wallace Hunter

Waive rental fees for groups needing community centers to host events for foster children.

In Russell County alone, there are over 100 children in foster care.  Children who are in foster care deserve to be surrounded by a community of support and love. Instead of playing with their friends or creating happy childhood memories, they are attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools.  This is a heavy burden for a child to carry.  The City of Phenix City/ Russell County can ease this burden by supporting organizations that plan positive, uplifting activities to help foster children rise above their circumstances.  Organizations that need to utilize a community center to host an event for foster children should be permitted to do so without being charged a rental fee. Recently, the Russell County Foster Adoptive Parent Association hosted a Christmas party for over 70 foster children at The Central Activity Center located in Phenix City, AL. The organization submitted a letter to the City requesting that the $225 rental fee be waived for the event.  The request was denied. Is there any reason why a fee should be imposed on an organization that desires to pour love into a child that is hurting? Let's stop crippling the efforts of organizations that want to make a positive impact in the lives of foster children. Instead, let's stay true to being "Positively Phenix City" and stand behind them by sharing community resources (i.e. facilities) to help them accomplish their mission.  Alleviating the emotional and physical trauma of these children should be a community effort. Have we lost sight of the fact that "it takes a village to raise a child?"  We need to remember that although these children are victims of their circumstances, we have the power to change this. We have the power to transform victims into victors by coming together and surrounding each hurting child with unconditional love and consistent support. We have the power to bring positive change to the life of a child.  Join the Movement: Let's create a circle of care for Russell County's foster children!  Show your support by signing this petition. We want to encourage City officials to make community facilities more accessible for organizations desiring to serve and support them. 

Shawanda Terry
175 supporters