Petition to Popp Family, Melissa Dunning
Save Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne
Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne has announced the closure of their facility in April of 2018. It is vitally important that the people of Fort Wayne let Aunt Millie's know that this is the wrong move. Aunt Millie's Bakery is absolutely iconic to Fort Wayne. The smell of bread baking downtown has been part of our identity for 116 years! Given the current resurgence in business and industry in Fort Wayne, especially downtown, it is a mistake to take away this vital business now. The company has decided that closing the plant and laying off 91 employees is the right move to "reduce excess capacity", but this is not correct. The people of Fort Wayne love the bakery and its history that is so entwined with our own. Why give up on us after we have served proudly as headquarters to this company for over a century? We are known for the revolving sliced bread sign on top of the bakery and the company claims the sign will remain; but without the smell of the bread baking, what is the point? The Popp Family should reconsider the closing the Fort Wayne location. It is especially shocking considering all of the opportunities flooding into our city at this time. When other businesses are building, investing, and vying for a chance to get into our area, it seems very wrong to move a long-standing integral part of our culture and commerce out.
Petition to Steve McShane, Scott Davis, Gloria de la rosa, Tony Berrera, John "Tony" Villegas, Kimbley craig, Joseph Gunter, Luis Alejo, Jane Parker
Leave Our Sidewalks Alone - Stop Downtown Boondoggle in Salinas
Keep Downtown Salinas quaint! Retain existing sidewalks, planters and most trees. The greenest solution is to clean the sidewalks, employ a professional landscape gardener to plant and maintain the planters, and remove/replace only trees that are threatening the small planters. We don't want random tables, chairs and umbrellas that are not associated with specific restaurants. Take out food is NOT GREEN, and most Downtown patrons do not buy take out to eat on the street, instead, the street furniture will become a magnet for the homeless people. We already have seating on the planter 'benches' which currently discourages sitting for long periods and sleeping. Instead, fix the sidewalks throughout the City of Salinas that are in dire need of repair or replacement, some for over 15 years. Bring HOPE Services back to Downtown Salinas to clean the area. Incentivize restaurants to provide outdoor dining and property owners to convert upstairs to apartments. Steam clean the sidewalks twice a year. Stop the Downtown Vibrancy Boondoggle ("Work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value. To waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects."-Google Dictionary) Our downtown IS currently vibrant and is in need of ENHANCEMENTS, not a complete overhaul. Also, one and a half to two years of construction will kill Downtown and many shops will go out of business directly from the "revitalization" process. Concentrate on beautifying the surrounding streets: Salinas, Monterey, Alisal, San Luis, Gabilan, and Central Avenue. Do not remove perfectly good sidewalks, planters, and trees to match the grey sidewalks in front of the Taylor Farms Building. Be green and stop wasteful spending! The property owners and tax payers paid for the existing sidewalks and planters for years, and do not want to destroy them, to rip them apart! It's a boondoggle - let's end it now.
Petition to Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe, Hot Springs Board of Directors
I am FOR the Arlington!
The Arlington Hotel, opened in 1924, is under new ownership for the first time in decades. The new owner, Al Rajabi, has a solid track record in Little Rock and San Antonio in refurbishing long neglected hotels, and plans to invest 30-million dollars in the Arlington Hotel. Less than six weeks after purchasing the hotel, the city of Hot Springs notified the owner the hotel would be closed November 8th if repairs were not made. The city cited safety issues as the cause; however, those issues have not been released to the public.Forced closure of the hotel would financially devastate the 200 employees who would be laid off. The closure would also negatively effect our local tourism industry and cost the city in Advertising and Promotion Tax dollars.We would kindly like to ask the city to allow Mr. Rajabi to continue with his staged redevelopment plan while keeping the hotel open. We are asking the city to sit down with Mr. Rajabi and constructively develop a timeline to redevelop and refurbish the hotel.
Petition to Generation Citizen
Make Lowell Bright Again
Lowell is a moderate sized, historical city. The bigger part of lowell is the downtown area. The area which has most of the problems that we need to address. We'd like to take the time to focus on brightening the lights at night, and lengthening the brightening time during the winter. With the lighting we have now, civilians tend to feel unsafe. For students at Lowell High School, which is located in the heart of downtown, who do not go home until late into the evening, are faced with walking or waiting in the dark. We would like some help to change our light bulbs to brighter ones, and lengthen the time.