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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.     

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Petition to Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Gilbert Anthony Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, david ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Monica rodriguez, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Herb Wesson, Mike Bonin, Mithcell Englander, Mitch O'Farrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino, Department of Parks and Recreation County of Los Angeles, John Wicker

Convert Some Municipal Golf Courses in Los Angeles to Community Parks

We the people of Los Angeles move to petition LA City Council to convert the municipal golf courses currently dominating the landscape into public parks that could profoundly enrich our community virtually overnight. What makes a city great? Famous urban hubs around the world like London, New York, Chicago, and Munich boast numerous parks and nature areas for travelers and city-dwellers alike to find a quiet reprieve. Making such public treasures available is a sure way to strengthen our sense of community (and even contributes to a healthier population by encouraging more walking!) Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL stretches 3.19 square miles Hyde Park in London covers 350 acres Central Park in New York City covers 1.32 square miles The Death of Golf With prohibitive costs and the popularity of golf already in decline, why do we continue to allow so many high-maintenance golf courses to monopolize access to our land? Environmental Benefits According to Audobon International, the average golf course uses 312,000 gallons of water per day, which is roughly equivalent to the usage of 780 4-unit families. With over 90 golf courses in LA alone, the negative impact of these water-guzzling wastelands cannot be overstated. By transforming municipal golf courses into public parks, their maintenance would be subject to direct government oversight which would curb some of this excessive water usage. Community Enrichment And while there are plenty of public hiking trails in Los Angeles, this is not a comparable experience to enjoying a public park. For one thing, a park is much more family-friendly than a hiking trail - Have you ever tried pushing a stroller up a mountain? Replacing municipal golf courses located in key areas would afford residents more easily accessible zones of calm to escape the bustle of the city. You can see for yourself how many golf courses there are in LA in Google Maps - but imagine for a moment what it would mean for our community if even just some of these were converted into public parks: The sounds of children laughing and playing, the magic of bumping into a friend in passing, the energy from street performers practicing their craft… Just remember: Golf courses are for the few elite, but a park is a place where we can all go to indulge in the essence of our city. Ready to speak up and make your voice heard? Here are 3 things you can do right now to make a change that will better our community and profoundly reduce water usage. 1) Sign this petition. If you support the abolishment of municipal golf courses in Los Angeles in favor of converting them into parks, creating a rich new space for public use and saving thousands of gallons of water per day, sign this petition! 2) Write directly to your local city council member. This map will show you where the district boundaries are so you can write to the appropriate city council member. Or, you can simply go here to fill in your address to determine your district automatically. 3) Start your own petition. Do you have additional demands not covered by our petition? You should speak up and start your own petition. Here are some tips: Who to petition? Department of Parks and Recreation County of Los Angeles. How to start a petition? Write your petition title (This is the first thing people will see about your petition. Get their attention with a short title that focuses on the change you’d like them to support). Choose a decision maker (This is the person, organization, or group that can make a decision about your petition. will send them updates on your petition and encourage a response.) Explain the problem you want to solve (People are more likely to support your petition if it’s clear why you care. Explain how this change will impact you, your family, or your community).     List of Municipal Golf Courses in Los Angeles: Name: Alondra Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 16400 S. Prairie Ave, Lawndale CA 90260 Name: Balboa Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 16821 Burbank Blvd CA 91436 Name: Chester Washington Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 1818 Charlie Sifford Dr, Los Angeles CA 90047 Name: Debell Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 1500 E. Walnut Ave Burbank Ca 91505 Name: Diamond Bar Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 22751 E. Golden Springs Dr. Diamond Bar CA 91765Name: El Cariso Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 13100 Eldridge St. Sylmar CA 91342Name: Encino Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 16821 Burbank Blvd Encino, CA 91436 Name: Hansen Dam Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 10400 Glenoaks Blvd Pacoima, CA 91331 Name: Harding Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr Los Angeles CA 90027 Name: Knollwood Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 12040 Balboa Blvd, Granda Hills CA 91343Name: La Mirada Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 15501 E. Alicante Rd. La Mirada CA 90638 Name: Mountain Meadows Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 1875 Fairplex Drive Monoma CA 91768Name: Whittier Narrows Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 8640 E. Rush St. Rosemead CA 91770 Name: Los Verdes Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 7000 W. Lod Verdes Dr. Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90274 Name: Los Amigos Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 7295 Quill Dr Downey, CA 90242 Name: Lakewood Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 3101 Carson St Lakewood CA 90712Name: Wilson Municipal Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr Los Angeles CA 90027Name: Woodley Lakes Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 6331 Woodley Ave Van Nuys CA 91406Name: De Bell Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 1500 E Walnut Ave Burbank CA 91501Name: The Links at Victoria Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 340 E. 192nd Street Carson CA 90746Name: Marshall Canyon Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 6100 N. Stephens Ranch Rd La Verde CA 91750Name: Meadowlark Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 16782 Graham Street Huntington Beach CA 92649Name: San Dimas Canyon Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 2100 Terrebonne Ave San Dimas CA Name: Griffith Park Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr Los Angeles CA 90027 Name: Armand Hammer / Holmby Pony Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 601 Club View Drive Los Angeles CA 90024 Name: Roosevelt Executive Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 2650 N. Vermont Ave Los Angeles CA 90027 Name: Maggie Hathaway Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 1921 West 98th Street Los Angeles CA 90047 Name: Los Feliz Municipal Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 3207 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles CA 90039 Name: Westchester Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 6900 W Manchester Ave Westchester CA 90045Name: Rancho Park Golf ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: P.O. Box 64266 Los Angeles CA 90046Name: Rancho Park 3 Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: Bell Gardens Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 8000 Park Lane Bell Gardens CA 90201Name: Compton Par 3 Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 6400 E Compton Blvd Compton CA 90221 Name: Rio Hondo Country ClubType: MunicipalWebsite: 10627 Old River School Road Downey CA 90241 Name: The Lakes at El SegundoType: MunicipalWebsite: 400 S Sepulveda Blvd El Segundo CA 90245 Name: Alonda Park Par 3 Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 16400 S Prairie Ave Lawdale CA 90260 Name: Alonda Park Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 16400 S Prairie Ave Lawdale CA 90260 Name: Sea-Aire Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: doesn't have websiteLocation: 22730 Lupine Drive Torrance CA 90503 Name: Montebello Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: doesn't have websiteLocation: 901 Via San Clemente Montebello CA 90640 Name: Don Knabe Golf Center and Jr AcademyType: MunicipalWebsite: 13717 Shoemaker Avenue Norwalk CA 90650Name: Pico Rivera Municipal Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 3260 Fairway DriveName: Iron-Wood Nine Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: 16449 Piuma Avenue Cerritos CA 90703 Name: Harbor Park Golf CourseType: MunicipalWebsite: N Figuerora Place Wilmington CA 90744  

Michael Blaze
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