community planning

17 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Spencer Shafsky

Stop Cellphone Tower in the Irvington Residential Area

As a resident living in the Irvington community, we are deeply concerned by the Verizon cellphone tower planned to be built in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This is truly concerning to us as residents of the Fremont community. As this location as a park in which is where our children go to play right across the street. There 3 schools, Irvington High, Robertson High, Green Elementary in the immediate vicinity. We also have 3 other schools  near by. This poses a significant health hazard for these kids. Although there is no evidence that the radiations are harmful, but there is also no strong evidence that they are not. As parents and home owners, these developments are deeply concerning to me. The second concern is about the property value being impacted. We have worked very hard to earn the value of the property. We do not want it to be taken away by a tower.  The tower also poses security threat due to high value equipment present in these towers. In addition, any repair and maintenance work has to be done in the 12 am - 6 am time range. This will be a huge source of noise pollution and disturbance in the neighborhood. There are several commercial locations such as Automall or Walmart. Instead of choosing those the Fremont Planning Commission has chosen to put it right in the middle of a residential area. Even though there are 9 registered cellphone towers and over 76 unregistered towers, We are concerned the is the need for one more tower in this area.  Speed tests from Verizon customers living here has shown no significant slowdowns or coverage issues that warrant this new tower. Lastly, If new health issues or security issues crop up, Should we expect Fremont planning commission and Our Lady of Guadalupe to take responsibility for all these issues and make them liable? Please do not let this happen in any residential community. No parent or homeowner should have to go through health hazard in their community.

Sathya Krishnamurthy
1,202 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

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


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
241 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to MTA/LIRR

Save Kew Gardens Lefferts Blvd. Bridge - the Heart of Our Community

Don't let MTA/LIRR destroy the heart of Kew Gardens! Since the late 1920's the Kew Gardens’ Lefferts Blvd bridge over the Long Island Railroad - home to the mom and pop stores that give the town its character and serve the shopping needs of its residents -  has been the heart of this "Urban Village in the Big City".  MTA and LIRR own the bridge and surrounding real estate. Over 26 years ago the MTA set aside plans to develop a high-rise building over the MTA/LIRR tracks at the Kew Gardens Station.  The MTA abandoned its proposal in the face of unified opposition by the community’s residents, civic associations, and elected officials.  Hundreds of people came together to fight the proposed destruction of the Lefferts Blvd. bridge of stores - the heart of Kew Gardens. The heart of Kew Gardens is once again threatened. The MTA/LIRR is using the results of their intentional neglect as the excuse for a revived attempt to destroy the heart of our community.  This site – a one-of-a-kind structure in New York City and the United States - is now once more the target of destructive development. Too many American “somewheres” have become “nowheres.”  We won’t let Kew Gardens become a “nowhere"!  We demand a full repair and preservation of the Lefferts Blvd bridge and its properties, with community oversight. 

Save Kew Gardens Coalition
4,284 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners

Vote No On The Memorial Drive Overlay District

Dear DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, We, the undersigned residents of DeKalb County are requesting that our elected officials vote against the Memorial Drive Overlay District as it is currently proposed. This proposed overlay project effectively removes public notice and input from the community. While we strongly support good development for Memorial Drive, our expectation is to have processes in place that include notification of the community for all proposed development AND a process for community input and commissioner approval.  It is also our hope that you will work to correct the serious deficiencies in the enforcement of our county codes by Code Enforcement and Planning, as this would help to make our area much more attractive to good development.  Overlay districts of record in other locations are quite effective when they are used as detailed planning and land use tools that add additional and very specific restrictions and incentives to the current zoning. As such, they also allow much more protection and oversight for the community. This proposed project does not do this.  While this overlay proposal limits some uses, it opens up many more allowed and unstated uses that will be decided ONLY by the DeKalb Director of Planning. This one person does not answer to us, the residents of DeKalb County, nor to you, our elected officials. The zoning processes currently in place do allow developers to bring large developments to Memorial Drive by going through a process which includes community notification, the community council, and a final vote by you, our elected officials. These processes allow development to come in, but still ensure appropriate input and protects for the community. We respectfully request that these protections not be removed as proposed. When we elected each of you, we expected that status quo in DeKalb Government would no longer be acceptable. If all decisions about development fall into the hands of one person, the door is open for selectivity and bias. An affirmative vote for this version of the Memorial Drive Overlay takes away our communities' ability to protect and guide development now and for future generations. You also will be removing yourselves from your duty to ensure and encourage good development for our county by partnering with the communities you represent. We, the undersigned, urge you to vote NO on the Kensington-Memorial Drive Overlay District.

Dekalb Neighborhoods First
111 supporters