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Urban Planning

397 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Aaron Bean, Dennis Baxley, Elizabeth Porter, Daniel Raulerson, Herschel Vinyard, Albert Gregory, Rick Scott, Lewis Scruggs

Stop the "Special" Monument at Olustee

In 1912 a Monument commemorating the Battle and Forces of BOTH sides was erected by a Monument Commission established by State of Florida. Current ‘balanced’ text on the current Federal/Confederate/Battle Monument erected in 1912 by the Commission established by Florida Law:  “The Battle of Olustee was Fought on this Ground February 20th 1864 Between 5,000 Confederate Troops Commanded by General Joseph E. Finegan and 6,000 Federal Troops under General Truman Seymour.  The Federals were defeated with a loss of 2,000 men.  The Confederate loss was less than 1,000.”   Now, on the 150th anniversary, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War feels a special monument is justified, claiming that there is no monument to Federal forces on the site.  Visitors to the site know that a large monument only to Federal Forces was dedicated in 1962  - the Centennial of the Battle by the same group, making this a disingenuous claim. The land the monument sits on was procured by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and eventually donated to the State of Florida for this re-unification monument.  Some modest additions have been made over the years, but the balanced text is the prominent feature.   There are many reasons to object to this Special monument:   1.  disruption of hallowed ground, 2.  if one 'special' monument is allowed, how many more 'special' monuments must then in fairness be approved, possibly creating a checkerboard of monuments on the site,  and many more. Appeals have been made to the Park Service but they seem to be dead set, so its is time for the citizens voice to be heard.   Please sign this petition, and then share it with you likeminded friends and family.

Kirby Smith
519 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Bob O'Neill

Voice Your Support for a "HealthPark" in Grant Park, Chicago

The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) seeks your support to incorporate additional health and wellness features into the overwhelmingly successful Grant Park Skate Park - the most prominent urban skate park in the world. The Chicago Park District (CPD) and the GPC collaborated to bring the Skate Park to Chicago, which upon its launch demonstrated the massive public desire for urban movement spaces. Now, CPD and GPC are building upon the groundswell of momentum for outdoor movement spaces by incorporating additional features within the Skate Park area to ensure health, wellness, and movement remain at the core of this outdoor space. These additional HealthPark features will be integrated into the existing Grant Park Skate Park area in the southwest corner of Grant Park (Roosevelt St & Michigan Ave) creating an all-encompassing environment for using movement as a form of preventive medicine in the fight against obesity and chronic disease. The additional HealthPark components will be free and open to the public year-round.The Grant Park Skate Park, has proven to be a successful placemaking model that works and is in a constant state of evolution. The GPC created a collaborative society from the onset of the Grant Skate Park project. The Public, Skateboarders, BMXers, Artists, Chicago Park District, and many more were integral community members, participants and stakeholders. The Grant Skate Park grew organically through testing new ideas and monitoring outcomes and the park continues to evolve. The HealthPark will take a similar approach integrating the HealthPark into the Grant Skate Park as part of a healthy living public placemaking model.You ask what will your HealthPark be? - A public park that puts health, wellness and education at its center. - An arboretum infused with healthy activities including a wide-variety of exercise - disciplines including yoga, calisthenics, parkour, meditation & much more. - A home for free social events to build a healthy, all inclusive community.- Public Art, plants, trees breathing life and wellness into the heart of Chicago.Your HealthPark will be a public park that brings more green space and trees to Grant Park. Public parks have the power to preserve nature and make nature accessible to city dwellers to heal, renew, and restore mind and body. The HealthPark amplifies a park's natural traits by inviting people to move, be active, be purposeful and learn how to improve their health within a public, outdoor setting. By adding trees and creating more space for social interaction, the HealthPark will positively impact physical + mental health outcomes. The HealthPark will create and strengthen social ties while reducing isolation and depression. How has outdoor exercise changed your life? Why is outdoor exercise important to you? Why does the world need more outdoor public health spaces? Please comment and share your thoughts on this exciting endeavor! Let us know what you think, your vision, and how you would use the HealthPark. IMMEDIATE ACTION PLAN 1) Sign the HealthPark Petition! 2) We need your written statements on this exciting endeavor!  Let us know your thoughts and what your vision is for the HealthPark in the comments below. How would you use the HealthPark? Your input is a powerful, vital component to making the HealthPark a reality. 3) Share the petition via social media using #ChicagoParks and #HealthParkGrantPark hashtags and LIKE the HealthPark on Facebook here. 4) Let’s Make It Happen Together! Learn more: https://www.grantparkconservancy.com/healthpark-grantpark

Grant Park Conservancy
244 supporters