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environmental protection

350 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Mayor Bieter, City of Boise P&Z Board Chairman

Save Central Foothills: Petition to the City of Boise to Deny Proposed Development

We request that the City of Boise deny the proposal for the development known as Eyrie Terraces (CFH19-00055 / 2317 W. Winter Camp Drive).  We support development that is consistent with the City of Boise’s foothills development priorities, best development practices, and our community’s vision.  The proposed Eyrie Terraces development meets none of these criteria.        Eyrie Terraces would eliminate open space and reduce trail connectivity.  The proposed development requires a road to be built through open space that was set aside in 2008 as unbuildable in exchange for allowances provided to the developer.  Allowing the development of this open space would set a bad precedent and run counter to voters’ intent to protect foothills open space. Eyrie Terraces would demolish ridgetops and flatten foothills.  The proposed development would require the “cut and fill” off ridgetops of up to 100 feet.  Very little of the area to be developed is less than a 25% grade, the City’s threshold for hillside development.  The to-be-demolished ridges are adjacent to the Quail Hollow Golf Course and are visible from many parts of the city, as far out as Chinden Boulevard.  The proposed development would change Boise’s foothills skyline.  Eyrie Terraces would be potentially unsafe.  The proposed development only has one access road because, among other reasons, the City of Boise prevailed in a taxpayer-funded lawsuit to deny access to the property from 36th Street.  This area is subject to fire risk, having had a 60-acre wildfire as recently as 2015.  The development presents a danger to residents and first responders in the event of a fire and resulting logjam traffic on a single access road.

Central Foothills Neighborhood Assocation
9 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Laurie Cumbo, Eric Adams

Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Action Alert : Traverse Hearing! Date: Monday, September 9 , 2019 at 9:30 am  Location Brooklyn Supreme Court, Rm 456, Judge Boddie The developers are stating they were not served according to the law and thus this case should be thrown out. __________________________________________________________________ In the above photo the orange buildings are developments being proposed.  The big one the right would be the largest residential development in Brooklyn if built. This is an update to the original petition! Please Support Our Fundraiser efforts! In 1991 The Brooklyn Botanic Garden "BBG" got a rezoning along its perimeter to protect itself against tall buildings that would cast shadows and destroy the visual integrity of the Garden. In 2017 a developer, Cornell Realty, wanted to break the height limits of 6/7 stories (60/70 feet) and build buildings as high as 23 stories (230 ft) which is over a 300% increase. In December Laurie Cumbo approved this project and we filed a lawsuit against it and got a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) until our Hearing set for May 3rd, 2019.  An even larger development is being proposed by developer Bruce Eichner, who wants to build 42 stories in a height limited zone of 6/7 story, that is even closer than Cornell Reality to BBG. This development is currently being "assessed" by our City government, elected officials and concerned residents.  This is the most crucial time to put political pressure on the city, so you support is really needed at this time. Please sign our petition and let our Elected officials know that we care about our sunlight, our air, our public spaces and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Tell them to say NO! to this development.  Let them know that we will fight this both in the streets and in the courts.  That we vow to only support elected officials that support our causes and protect our public assets. Help us preserve and protect this valuable public greenspace, where over 900,000 people a year visit! If you want more information about this, please go to http://mtopp.org/bbgfund.html Or call (718) 703-3086. Further Things You Can Do to Support Please support Our Fundraiser. We need to prepare our own Shadow Study and prepare for a legal challenge.  For more information please click here. Please write an email to Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo telling her to say NO to this proposed development at  mabend@council.nyc.gov Come to Town Hall Meeting Being Conducted by Council Woman Laurie Cumbo Thursday, December 13- 6 pm - Medgar Evers College Preparatory school 1186 Carrol St, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 Volunteer Your Time!  Call (718) 703-3086 - Find Out What Else You Can Do!  Please make a Donation New Directions in Healing is taking contributions on our behalf and all of your donations are tax deductible.  

FLAC - Flower Lovers Against Corruption
8,721 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Escambia County Commissioners: D1 Bergosh, D2 Underhill, D3 May, D4 Bender, D5 Barry

STOP the SWAP of Escambia County’s Roads: Perdido Key Drive for Beulah Road

Escambia County Commissioners are unanimously in favor of the "Road Swap" of Perdido Key Drive for Beulah Road as they discussed August 8, 2019 at the Committee of the Whole, meeting.  The final vote will be September 5th.  Commissioner Jeff Bergosh said that will allow folks time to "digest" it in the meantime and Commissioner Lumon May said that will allow for some public input. As of now, Escambia Commissioners consider the road swap a "fait accompli" and they ALL plan to vote to change ownership of the vulnerable 6.2 mile beach road, Perdido Key Drive, from State, FDOT, to Escambia County in exchange for 2.9 mile Beulah Road becoming a State, FDOT, road. Escambia County would then own all roads on BOTH of Escambia's vulnerable beach road systems; Via De Luna on Pensacola Beach AND Perdido Key Drive. District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill wants the road swap because he wants Perdido Key Drive to always remain two lanes as called for in its Master Plan and keep Perdido Key the “sleepy little fishing village” he calls it.  District 1 Commissioner, Jeff Bergosh, and District 5 Commissioner, Steven Barry, want to accelerate construction of the  Beulah Road/ I-10 interchange and construction of the future 7 mile “Beulah Corridor” north from I-10 to connect to Hwy 29 in the Quintette Road vicinity.  District 4 Commissioner Robert Bender mused that the County wasn’t gaining anything from this swap but went along with it in the end. Escambia County Commissioners are not even financially able to maintain and improve our current roads and bridges to meet minimum County desired level of service.  For example, our Bridge Program has a $5 million dollar per year shortfall, already!  If Florida’s Department of Transportation, FDOT, takes over Beulah Road it will accelerate the tremendous growth boom Escambia is already overwhelmed by, due in part, to Navy Federal pledging to bring 10,000 new jobs to Escambia County.  Let's STOP the ROAD SWAP! It will lead to Urban Sprawl on steroids and leave both of our beaches solely Escambia's financial responsibility when Escambia Commissioners cannot even maintain what they already have!  Last October, 2018, Hurricane Michael could have caused Escambia's economic and ecological devastation instead of our neighbors’ in Panama City and Mexico Beach had it not been for a low pressure area over Alabama that pushed the Category 5 Hurricane 100 miles to our east.  If, or rather when, another powerful hurricane strikes our home, our financially weak Escambia County will be in the position of begging and waiting for FEMA's help and our economy will be destroyed.  Tell our Commissioners to be responsible; build up Escambia's financial reserves, plan sensible growth, preserve and protect our environment, proactively address climate change, implement coastal resiliency,  and get their collective heads "out of the sand!"  Escambia must live within its means and not continue to be financially and environmentally reckless. Even Commissioner Underhill said, “We have a crisis coming!”  Commissioners must not exacerbate urban sprawl on top of the construction boom that is already devastating our environment and lifestyle. Climate change is really happening and natural disasters are only getting worse. Our beaches are our jewels, the primary driver for our economy.  The Road SWAP would be an environmental and financial disaster for Escambia County.  Tell our four, so called, "conservative" Escambia Commissioners; Bergosh, Underhill, Bender and Barry and even our one so called "liberal" Commissioner, Lumon May, to STOP the SWAP and get their Heads Out of the Sand!  #STOPtheSWAP

Margaret Hostetter
197 supporters