historic preservation

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Petition to Governor Abbott

Request that the Texas State Legislature enact a Monuments Protection Act

Veterans monuments around the country are being demolished, removed or vandalized without democratic deliberation or due process. Nowhere is this more true than with regard to Civil War monuments. America is a great country precisely because of its pluralism and its respect for the sacrifices of all veterans from all wars, whether individuals agree with the particular war or not. This petition respectfully asks Governor Greg Abbott to use his influence to encourage members of the Texas Senate and House to introduce and pass a bill that will ensure at least the minimum protections for historical monuments mentioned below: 1) No statue, monument, memorial, nameplate, or plaque which has been erected for, or named or dedicated in honor of, the French and Indian War,American Revolution, War of 1812, U.S.-Mexican War, the War Between theStates, Spanish American War, the Mexican border period, World War I, WorldWar II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam War, Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada),Operation El Dorado Canyon (Libya), Operation Just Cause (Panama),Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Persian Gulf War 1), Operation EnduringFreedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Persian Gulf War II), andis located on public property, may be relocated, removed, altered, renamed,rededicated, or otherwise disturbed.  2) No statue, monument, memorial, nameplate, plaque, historic flagdisplay, school, street, bridge, building, park, preserve, or reserve which hasbeen erected for, or named or dedicated in honor of, any historical military figure,historical military event, military organization, or military unit, and is located onpublic property, may be renamed or rededicated. 3) No person may prevent the governmental entity having responsibility formaintaining any of the items, structures, or areas described from taking proper and appropriate measures, and exercising proper and appropriate means, for the protection, preservation, care, repair, or restoration of such items, structures, or areas. For the purposes of this bill, "public property" means all property ownedor leased by the state of Texas, any county, municipality, metropolitan government,or any other entity that is created by act of the state legislature to perform any public function.  The law shall be made retroactive to January 1, 2014.  

Robert Devine
908 supporters
Update posted 21 hours ago

Petition to Mayor Michael Hancock, DIANE BARRETT, Chris Herndon, Albus Brooks, Paul Kashmann, Wayne New, Debbie Ortega, Jolon Clark, Kevin Flynn, Stacie Gilmore, RAFAEL ESPINOZA, MARY BETH SUSMAN, ROBIN KNIECH, PAUL LOPEZ, Happy Haynes, Alan Salazar, John Hickenlooper

SIGN PETITION:Save Denver's Historic City Park Golf Course From Destruction

SIGN PETITION TO STOP DENVER'S MAYOR HANCOCK FROM DESTROYING AN HISTORIC PUBLIC PARK TO PUT IN AN INDUSTRIAL  STORM DRAINAGE  SUMP With NO vote of the people. City Park Golf Course (CPGC) is a part of Denver's "Crown Jewel", City Park. Both are listed on the National & State Registers of Historic Places. Denver's Mayor Hancock wants to destroy historic CPGC to install a 1965-style industrial, storm drainage sump on 50 acres of it. In the process, he proposes to cut down 285+ mature trees and destroy  acres of non renewable top soil and vegetation, the best, natural storm water mitigation system in the world. He would also knock down a popular club house built in  2001. The most affordable course in Denver that has served minority players since 1913, would be closed for at least two years.  He also proposes to install a toxic, dirt ditch in Cole and a large industrial outfall in historic Globeville. Both sites are located in the I-70 / Vasquez Superfund site . Residents will be exposed to toxic pollution when Denver digs in these sites and will be exposed to higher risks of flooding.    WHY? In Denver's race back to 1965, they want to expand polluting Interstate Highway 70 (I70), in minority neighborhoods.  They plan to bury I70, 20 feet below the water table, in a flood plain, next to a river. To keep I70 from flooding,they want to turn the "free land" in City Park Golf Course into a regional storm drainage sump complete with big pipes, trash and toxic water. They want to use neighborhoods regardless of health and safety risks to residents.  Many of the Mayor's backers have also bought land down by the river  for new development. They want the residents of Denver to pick up the tab for their storm drainage  and the price would include destruction of a beloved park. There are much better alternatives.  Runners, walkers, skiers, families, dog walkers and more, all use this peaceful, unfenced, beautiful open space for recreation, peace, relaxation and calm. CPGC affords a natural storm water mitigation system that would be the envy of any progressive city. The Mayor's plan would unfortunately include the loss of hundreds big trees and vegetation that take harmful carbon from the air and provide us with life giving oxygen. Once gone, park land is gone forever. Denver can not afford to lose any more of it's precious park land to unfettered development.  This can not happen. Please sign our petition to tell Mayor Hancock to come up with a solution that does not include the destruction of precious park land or sacrifice our neighborhoods to man made flooding and toxic pollution.     

4,116 supporters