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Petition to Dave Druker, Jewel Edson

Save the Del Mar Bluff--Say No To Rezoning Initiative

Del Mar Citizens: Stop rezoning initiative put on the March ballot by the developer. VOTE NO on Measure G on March 3, 2020. Solana Beach Citizens/City Council: Support the campaign against Measure G, as this project would impact Solana Beach without any benefit to the city. It's all in your hands now. WE NEED YOUR HELP resisting a deep-pocketed developer from taking over our coastal villages: https://savethedelmarnorthbluff.com/ Voter approved initiatives allow developers to create their own project requirements and skirt any LOCAL POWERS or citizen input to modify the project plan. If the Design Review Board demands significant changes, the developer initiative would prevail.  NO STORY POLES will be put up before the vote, so a civil engineer and draftsman put together the model above based on the Marisol Conceptual Site Plan (Figure 3-6) coupled with the height proposed by the initiative. This video accurately represents the 46-foot height, minus roof-top equipment, even though the buildings in the model are 15% larger than the maximum allowed by the FAR of 57% (410,923 sf).  WHY VOTE NO ON MEASURE G? Establishes a dangerous precedent for rezoning all of Del Mar for future development. Encroaches on CURRENT PUBLIC ACCESS to the James C Scripps Nature Preserve gifted to the City of Del Mar. Increases traffic congestion significantly on Via de la Valle, local neighborhood streets, and the 101, which already ties up during rush hour. Threatens a fragile bluff that's quickly disintegrating with direct waves carving out the sandstone below and heavy rains eating away at the top.  Your citizens live in these small beach communities precisely because of strict building ordinances and local control over all building projects. Preserve the last bits of paradise left that past generations have fought to protect for all the generations to come.  VOTE NO ON MEASURE G (Marisol)    

Carla Hayes
3,690 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Laurie Cumbo

Protect Our Neighborhood - Prevent the displacement of the women at BRC 85 Lexington Ave.

Regarding the BRC Women's Shelter at 85 Lexington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 On December 4, 2019, our neighbors, the women of BRC 85 Lexington Ave. in our community of Bedford Stuyvesant were given 30 days notice they will be moved against their wishes to undefined location/s. These moves will begin next week! In January 2020, BRC 85 Lexington Ave. will be repurposed as a Men's Homeless Shelter with a specific focus on housing only men with mental illness. Neither our active and vibrant community, nor the women of BRC 85 were publicly informed of this change, nor engaged in any way. We demand that a suitable public hearing on this issue take place. Our community needs to understand what actions will be taken to protect our neighborhood with this change in purpose, profile and needs of those proposed to inhabit BRC 85 Lexington Ave. in 2020. We must protect our neighbors, the the women of BRC 85 Lexington Ave. We contend that this change is not in the immediate best interest of our community. We contend this displacement and inconsistency in access, programming and services is not in the best interest in the women currently being served at BRC 85 Lexington Ave.  We demand that this change of use not be made. Please join us in signing this petition to our City Councilwoman, Laurie Cumbo and write to her directly at lcumbo@council.nyc.gov

Keiko Niccolini
1,472 supporters
This petition won 2 years ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Require all MLTS/PBX Phones Dial 911 Easily: Help Enact Kari's Law

On December 1, 2013 Kari Rene Hunt was murdered by her estranged husband whom she was intending to divorce. She agreed to meet him at a local motel to leave their children with him for a short visitation while he was in town. Her estranged husband ambushed her in the motel room and cornered her in the restroom. During the struggle and resulting death of Kari, her oldest daughter, age 9, (name with held for privacy) attempted to dial 911 from the motel room phone. She followed instructions as taught by her mother on the way to call for help but she was never instructed that in some hotels and motels you must first dial a "9" and then 911. We are attempting to ensure that any person needing police, EMS or the Fire Department at any hotel or motel location or from any MLTS/PBX system be able to dial the numbers 911 and receive emergency response. In a panic, any under age child, or for that matter anyone in an emergency situation should be able to depend on dialing 911 from any phone in the United States and receiving assistance. We pray the lawmakers in our Congress and Senate hear the cries of Kari and her children and enact a law requiring all hotel and motel chains, including all "Mom & Pop" locations have all phone systems updated to E911 systems. These systems allow the 911 call to automatically connect to a 911 operator without having to dial a "9" in order to get an outside line. Total E911 fees/funds collected from the use of telephones in the United States was $2,322,983,616.36 in 2012. Total amount spent for E911 or 911 enhancements in the United States was $97,367,543.46 leaving $2,225,616,072.90 un spent. Where is this money? Some states such as Illinois, has diverted monies from the collection of E911 fees to it's general fund therefore being spent on who knows what. The money is there, it's being collected by who? THE GOVERNMENT! It's being spent on very little E911 functionality or just sitting there. Why?  WE ask that Wyndham Hotels, which is the parent company of Baymont Inns and Suites where this incident occured, lead the way in the industry by updating the antiquated phone systems still used in some of their hotels. Sadly though, 2 year 11 months later we have heard nothing from the Wyndham Corporation, however, the Marriott International Corporation has mandated to all franchise hotels under the Marriott brand to update their systems to be direct dial 911. Can you you guess what hotel we will be using from now on will be? That's right , MARRIOTT! Seconds count and when a 9 year old little girl is mature enough and brave enough to attempt to dial for help, she should be answered. When that child dialed 911 she should have heard, "911, what is your emergency?" Instead she heard static. We understand the cost implications (which in most cases is very minimal or free) and know that E911 has been a requirement for a few years, but only a handful of states require it. Why? Money is collected from every citizen that uses a phone but it's the citizen that is NOT benefiting from the collection of these funds. We ask the United States Congress to make it a requirement for all hotel and motels operating the United States and offer conversion assistance where needed. We also ask that such law(s) prohibit excessive charges for doing this update, in most cases it is simply a series of buttons from a keyboard that will solve the problem. Please help make this "Kari's Law".  https://www.change.org/f/help-get-karis-law-through-the-senate?source_location=petition_show

Hank Hunt
612,205 supporters