Topic

Community Issues

118 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Senator Teresa Ruiz, Commissioner Kimberly Harrington, Christopher Cerf

End Colocation Now!

Parents and community members are working together to Say No to the expansion of Seek Academy Charter School inside George Washington Carver! It wasn’t until June 2017 after the final day of school that space inside George Washington Carver was compromised without parents, community members, and the public being notified. In fact, the Newark Public School Advisory Board had no knowledge of this illegal move. Please understand that there is a process in which individuals must follow in order to use space in any public facility.The conversion of public space for private use is ILLEGAL!   Parents and Community Members of George Washington Carver and Bruce Street School for the Deaf need your help! Bruce Street School has been a program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 100 years and now students and families are being directly affected as a result of the current illegal expansion of Seek Academy.   We urge the Newark Public School District, Senator Theresa Ruiz, and Commissioner Kimberley Harrington, to halt any and all colocations in Newark Traditional Public Schools: Halt any and all negotiations that excludes the parents, educators, and the community of Traditional Public SchoolsAvailable space must be used for students of Traditional Public Schools with overcrowded classroomsConduct ROBO calls regarding school information in a timely manner to parents and the publicParents, community members, and educators must be present during any and all decisions being made regarding Newark Traditional Public Schools  You can help us by reading, signing, and sharing the petition provided... End Colocation Now!

Yolanda Johnson
126 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Tacoma City Council

Save Cushman Substation from developers!

Whereas the historic Cushman and Adams Substations were built by the residents of Tacoma for the benefit of Tacoma residents; and Whereas these buildings of nationally historic significance have been listed on national, state and local registers of historic places and their value recognized as integral to our shared collective history as a community; and Whereas the Tacoma Comprehensive Plan Policy UF-13.28 for this area of Tacoma states that the City should "Encourage the conversion of electrical substations for recreational purposes if the sites are no longer needed for their intended purpose (pg. 2-61)”, Therefore, we the people of Tacoma, request that the Tacoma City Council  1.   protect the Cushman and Adams Substations from private for-profit development and work to ensure that the buildings and property be retained for public use in perpetuity; 2.   direct City of Tacoma staff to conduct a thorough and robust public process to engage residents in planning for the future community use of these publicly-owned assets and the development of a master plan for the entire site; 3.   instruct the City Manager to conduct a study of examples of other cities that have repurposed similar surplus electrical facilities for productive community uses, the means through which such facilities were funded, and to provide the results of such a study to the Council and the residents of Tacoma; 4.   instruct the City Manager to work with community nonprofit organizations toward the goal of repurposing and managing these buildings as public facilities for the benefit of the community.

North End Neighborhood Council / Friends of Cushman Substation
276 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Kathleen Sullivan, Scott Lee, Lisa J. Clement, Sarah Nebeker, Lianne Thompson, Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, Heather Hansen, Cameron Moore

KEEP CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT IN ARCH CAPE-FALCON COVE BEACH

We respectfully ask the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners to reverse its decision to dissolve the Southwest Coastal Community Advisory Committee (SCCAC, aka SWCCAC).  Please meet with and work with the concerned and engaged citizens of Arch Cape, Falcon Cove Beach, and the entire Southwest Coastal Community to keep the important aspects of the SCCAC and allow for continued citizen involvement in our region of the County.  For more than 40 years, the SCCAC has worked actively and persistently to maintain the Southwest Coastal Community’s livability, natural resources and beauty. In the 1970’s the SCCAC help draft the Southwest Coastal Community’s Comprehensive Plan. This Plan guides development in the Southwest Coastal Community by protecting our beaches, headlands, streams, wetlands, forestlands, and Highway 101 from improper development. The Plan was progressive for its time and remains a guiding document for the community and our land use ordinances. The SCCAC provides the opportunity for local people to advise the County on proposed developments, provides critical local knowledge, and helps to ensure that developments are done properly and in the best interest of the community.  Without the SCCAC and the Plan, we believe that the Southwest Coastal Community could look much different today. The entire Highway 101 corridor could become a commercial strip like Rockaway Beach. Ocean front homes could be three stories high like in other communities, blocking the view of everyone living behind them and changing the natural feel of our glorious beach. All vacant lots could be cleared of trees and natural vegetation leaving our neighborhoods void of the remarkably lush coastal rainforest in which we live. The SCCAC and its Plan are the core of our community.  We do not understand why, after all these years of the SCCAC working selflessly to protect the resident and communities of the Southwest Coastal region of Clatsop County, that the BOC was so determined to dissolve the SCCAC against the wishes of the residents of the community, and with little opportunity to hear public comment and deliberate.  And why dissolve a citizen advisory committee, if a primary principle of Oregon’s planning goals is citizen involvement? As an unincorporated region of the county, citizen input is all the more important to provide appropriate representation. We are pledged to complying with the law and respecting our neighbors, and we strongly believe that the SCCAC can and should continue to play a role in advising the County regarding decisions affecting our area.  Please work with us.

Save Arch Cape - Falcon Cove Beach
238 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Councilmember David Grosso (At-Large Councilmember and Ward 5 Resident), Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (Councilmember, Ward 5), Councilmember Mary Cheh (Chair, Committee on Transportation and the Environment), Mayor Muriel Bowser, Greer Johnson Gillis

Fix Ward 5 Tennis Courts in Washington, D.C.

This petition simply asks for the Washington, D.C. government to fix the lights and courts in Ward 5. Since 2011, Ward 5's tennis players asked D.C. Government to repair the neighborhood tennis courts in Brookland, North Michigan Park, Langdon, and Fort Lincoln.  Repeated direct diplomatic appeals to the Mayor, the Department of General Services, and the City Council are ignored.   Unfortunately, if the repairs happen, the work is sloppy and rarely fully completed.  Regular maintenance is non-existent, and contractors collect taxpayer dollars for incomplete, sub-par work.  How can we stand by and watch our tax dollars literally be flushed down the drain, and our citizen requests be ignored over and over again? We are the home of the Washington Kastles, the Citi Open, and the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF).  Why should we have to fight to be healthy and happy?  No one wants to travel to other neighborhoods or states, risk playing on hazardous and dark courts, or argue over the few decent courts in our communities just to play tennis.  Ward 5 players of all ages and backgrounds simply want to be fit, have fun, be safe, release stress, and socialize.   Please join us in standing for safe, quality resources for all of Ward 5.  Demand that the Mayor and D.C. Government end the bureaucratic nightmare and just fix our neighborhood tennis courts before yet another tennis season ends.   

Ward Five Tennis Players
156 supporters