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Petition to Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, Vice Mayor Pete Cabrera, Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca, Councilwoman Christi Fraga, Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez, Connie Diaz

City of Doral Stop Master Plan Amendment to High Density Doral 4200 #backontrack

Traffic in City of Doral can't be worse and the quality of life becomes detrimental with each new high density development. Please help us to stop new high density developments following the Master Plan. On March 22nd 2017, the City Council did not approve the “Doral 4200 Future Land Use Amendment” from Business and Office Residential to High Density Residential. The intention of the developer is to build 250 multifamily units on North of NW 41st Street between NW 107th Av & NW 109th Ave. In other words in the property located back of CVS Pharmacy on 107th Av and 41st St. The traffic in the area is heavy during all times weekdays, just think about how new 250 multifamily residences can increase our current traffic problem. On average each residence will have 2.5 cars, that means aprox 625 new cars in that area! In the meantime, the residents of the City of Doral are waiting for new ideas and proposals from the Councilmembers on how to alleviate the traffic problems we have. Now Councilwoman Claudia Mariaca, recently elected on December 2016, said to the Council:  "formally request your assistance to inform the Mayor and the City Council that I would be reconsidering the  aforementioned item", she also wrote: "I have received numerous communications from residents expressing their understanding and support for the project. The residents have noted that the proposed development program will have a positive impact in the community". If you are an anonymous Doral resident, and you are wasting hours and more hours of your life in the Doral traffic in detriment of quality time with your family or job please sign this petition and express your concerns about the loss of quality of life we are suffering thanks to the excessive ambition of developers who only think about their profits. This is about all of us, the people of the City of Doral not involved with developers interest. Thank you so much to sign and express your support.  Enough is enough!  _________________________________________________________ El trafico en la Ciudad de Doral no puede estar peor, y nuestra calidad de vida empeora con cada desarrollo de Alta Densidad. Por favor ayudenos a parar nuevos desarrollos de Alta Densidad siguiendo el Plan Maestro. El 22 de Marzo de 2017 el Concejo de la Ciudad NO APROBO una solicitud de enmienda para el proyecto Doral 4200, que solicitaba la enmienda de Oficinas y Residencial a Alta Densidad Residencial. La intencion del desarrollador es construir 250 unidades multifamiliares al Norte de la 41 St entre la 107 Av y la 109 Av. En otras palabras en la propiedad ubicada detras de CVS Pharmacy en la 107 Av y 41 St. El trafico en el area es muy intenso a toda hora durante la semana, por favor considere como 250 nuevas casas incrementaran los problemas de trafico. En promedio cada residencia tendra 2.5 vehiculos lo que significa aproximadamente 625 nuevos autos en esa area. Mientras tanto, los residentes de la Ciudad del Doral estan esperando por nuevas ideas y propuestas de parte de los miembros del Concejo acerca de como aliviar los problemas de trafico. Ahora la Edil Claudia Mariaca, recientemente electa en Diciembre de 2016, propone al Concejo de la Ciudad: "formalmente requiere su asistencia para informar al Alcalde y Miembros del Concejo para reconsiderar el mencionado item", ella tambien escribio: "He recibido numerosas comunicaciones de residentes expresando su entendimiento y apoyo al proyecto. Los residentes han notado que el desarrollo propuesto tendra un impacto positivo en la comunidad". Su Ud es un residente anonimo de Doral, y Ud pierde horas y mas horas de su vide en el trafico del Doral en detrimento de su tiempo de calidad con su familia o trabajo por favor firme esta peticion y exprese su preocupacion acerca de la perdida de calidad de vida que estamos sufriendo gracias a la excesiva ambicion de los desarrolladores que solo piensan en sus ganacias. Esto es acerca de todos nosotros, los residentes de la Ciudad de Doral que no estamos involucrados con los intereses de los desarrolladores. Gracias por firmar y expresar su apoyo.   Basta ya!

ALVARO FERRANDO
252 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Florida Governor

Make Texting & Driving a Primary Offense in Florida Now!

Please sign our petition to make texting and driving a primary offense in the state of Florida. Together, we can influence Florida legislation to save more lives and make our roads a safer place for everyone. On November 7th, 2014, a distracted driver killed my son, Anthony Branca. Anthony was only 19 years old. He was killed because someone else chose to make driving less than important. In an instant, Anthony was gone.  Distracted driving is the leading cause of death among teenagers (surpassing drunk driving) and the numbers are trending upward.  Distracted driving crashes made up more than 12 percent of all crashes in Florida in 2015. Drivers text-messaging or visibly manipulating handheld devices increased from 1.7% in 2013 to 2.2% in 2014.  Currently, it is only a secondary offense to text & drive in the state of Florida. Meaning, you must be doing something else illegal (like speeding or running a red light) for a law enforcement officer to pull you over for texting & driving. We need help from our elected officials to enact a primary offense law that prevents senseless road tragedies from occurring to other families.  The Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation was created in memory of Anthony. We’re starting a revolution to end distracted driving… We’re waging war and building a #BandanaArmy of citizens to help us end distracted driving, #BecauseAnthony. Join the fight, visit our website. 

Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation
52,386 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Rick Scott, Richard Corcoran, Ross Spano

Exonerate the Groveland Four

In 1949, a 17-year-old white woman named Norma Padgett, falsely accused four young black men in Groveland, Florida of raping her. All four men are now dead, their lives destroyed by these false allegations, but their families hope clear their names posthumously. Within days of the accusation, one of the young men, Ernest Thomas, was hunted down and killed by a white mob. I reached out to one of the daughters of these men to see how I could help and I learned that neither of these four boys were in the vicinity of the crime and they didn’t even know each other. And in 2012, an FBI document surfaced which included an interview with the doctor who examined Padgett and found he could not confirm a rape had ever occurred. I learned about “The Groveland Four,” Ernest Thomas, Charles Greenlee, Samuel Shepherd, and Walter Irvin, in my American history class this year. As a Florida native, I couldn’t believe how shocking the story was. In a book about the case, I read that neighbors who saw Padgett after the alleged attack said she was neither disheveled nor panicked and didn’t believe she was raped, but refused to testify for the defense. “Wouldn’t do to be called nigger lover,” one said. The remaining three men were convicted and two of them, Shepherd and Irvin, were shot by a sheriff in 1951, who claimed they tried to escape. Shepherd was killed in the shooting and Irvin seriously injured. The 1950’s were a time of intense racial violence and prejudice, “Brown vs. the Board of Education” required the desegregation of schools and tens of thousands of protesters marched to enforce their right to integration. The backlash against black people was intensified, especially in the South. The Groveland case was swept under the rug by all those involved and the state of Florida; many residents of Florida are not even aware that this happened. The families of these men lost their sons, brothers, and fathers and we can’t bring them back, but we can give them some peace of mind by having these men exonerated for a crime they clearly did not commit. Please help right this wrong by calling on Florida Governor Rick Scott to exonerate the Groveland Four.

Josh Venkataraman
9,094 supporters