Petition to Tower Hamlets Development Committee
STOP SAINSBURY'S, SAVE WHITECHAPEL
What’s the story? Sainsbury’s have submitted plans to Tower Hamlets Council for an over-sized development of their megastore in Whitechapel, east London. Whitechapel is a diverse and ever changing area, which makes its character all the richer. However the proposals, based primarily on cashing in on high value apartments, causes irreversible harm to the surrounding community and environment. 1. Disproportionate Scale The development is radically out of context with the surrounding low-rise Whitechapel area. The proposed 28 storey tower (101m) would be the tallest building in the 3 mile stretch between at Aldgate and Canary Wharf. Even the eight ‘smaller’ blocks of up to 15 storeys (59m) would introduce a density beyond Council guidelines. The enormous tower will block daylight to hundreds of homes and businesses, and overlook countless more. 2. Damage to Local Heritage The scheme will overwhelm the historic setting of the Whitechapel Market and Stepney Green Conservation Areas and their 52 listed buildings. The tower also intrudes significantly on the Grade 1 listed Trinity Green Almshouses, sited just 100m to the east of the site. The current proposals demonstrate little evidence of how this remarkable context has influenced the design, which Historic England has described as “substantially harmful”. 3. Lack of Affordable Housing Of the proposed 559 residential apartments only 89 apartments (16%) are to be ‘affordable’, falling far short of the Council’s targets of 35-50% to align with the London Plan. A tiny 6% are family dwellings, making the mix wholly inappropriate for this part of Whitechapel, and doing little to address the wider London housing crisis. What can I do? Please support this campaign by signing this petition - it takes just a few seconds, and please spread the word! Opposition has been raised by Historic England, the Georgian Group, SPAB, the Victorian Society and the East End Preservation Society but we need much more support to ensure the development is rejected by Tower Hamlets council. You can send your objections to Tower Hamlets Council to firstname.lastname@example.org (ref:PA/15/00837), and join the Friends of Trinity Green at www.friendsoftrinitygreen.co.uk where you can find a template letter objection. STOP SAINSBURYS, SAVE WHITECHAPEL Thank you for your support.
Petition to Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Goran Sparrman
7-Blocks in the Heart of Seattle Set to Disappear
By signing this petition you can help stop a landfill and conserve long-term opportunity for new uses for Battery Street Tunnel, in Seattle’s highest-density neighborhood. Seattle can’t afford to throw away 2.75 acres of valuable public space. What's the Better Alternative? Battery Street is situated in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood which connects three popular destinations – Pike Place Market, Seattle Center/Space Needle, and South Lake Union. The shallow tunnel runs 7-blocks and offers 120,000 square feet (2.75 acres) in the right-of-way that could be used for open space, public recreation, stormwater collection, social service programming, bike and pedestrian transit and revenue-generating private-public partnerships. A landfill eliminates all possibility for future beneficial use: Filling the tunnel is environmentally irresponsible and inconsistent with Seattle's commitments to sustainability and climate action under the Paris Climate Agreement and the Chicago Climate Charter New York, Seoul, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Detroit, Paris and London are among dozens of "Healthy Cities" reusing aging infrastructure for public benefit. (See our website for more information about projects that are transforming communities) You Can Help "Kill the Fill" This petition appeals to the City of Seattle to stop the landfill and mothball the Battery Street Tunnel so experts can explore new uses that bring positive social change, economic impact, and regional environmental benefit. Seattle can’t afford to throw away valuable public space by permanently filling the tunnel. Please sign this petition to "Kill the Fill" and conserve this valuable opportunity.
Petition to Mike Signer (Mayor), Wes Bellamy
Keep the Robert E. Lee statue in Lee Park
A 15 year old student says she feels uncomfortable going to Lee Park because of the statue of General Robert Edward Lee and is requesting city council to take it down and rename the park essentially stating that Lee represents slavery, segregation, and white supremacy. The statue is a memorial to a great American who fought in the Mexican-American War, and was a great military engineer before the Civil War as a member of the U.S. Army and tried to unify the country after the Civil War. Lee was a forward thinker, he tried to heal our country, to bring it back together. A man who inspired men 150+ years ago and still inspires men and women today when they learn the true and honest facts about the Virginia Gentleman. The statue does not represent slavery or white supremacy. Lee himself did not stand for those institutions and for the Charlottesville City Council to condemn this man and the statue in the same breath because of erroneous views is wrong. Lee freed slaves he inherited and did not wish to fight but out of loyalty to his state as was the norm in 1860, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Army and accepted commission in the C.S.A. Army to defend his state, not slave owners. By tearing this statue down the City council is dividing our nation once again and erasing all the work Lee did 150 years ago to reunite our country after the Civil War. Keeping the statue is not romanticizing the war, it's paying respect, honoring and remembering the sacrifice the sons of Virginia gave to her. Save the statue, let Lee stand in Lee Park!!
Petition to The City Council and Planning Commission of Foster City
We oppose any additional high-density residential units until all previously approved construction projects are completed and we can evaluate their impact on Foster City's overcrowded schools, traffic congestion, and limited potable water resources.
Adverse Effects of High-Density Housing on Foster City: 1. Schools: Adds to our already overcrowded schools. 2. Traffic: Increases traffic congestion and safety concerns. 3. Water: Exacerbates our potable water shortage. 4. Quality of Life: Diminishes the charm that makes Foster City the envy of the Bay Area.
Petition to Casey Tighe, Lizzy Szabo, Donald Rosier, Tom Hoby
Preservation of Dinosaur Ridge and Surrounding Open Spaces and Park Land.
PETITION OBJECTING TO REZONING & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT We, the undersigned, object to the forthcoming application to rezone the parcels of land located along C-470 in the Rooney Valley, particularly at the Northwest and Southeast corners of W. Alameda Parkway and C-470 for the reason that this land should be preserved in its natural state for the benefit, education and enjoyment of current and future generations. This land of historic and geologic significance is home to the Dinosaur Ridge Museum and Visitors Center, and lies in the Rooney Valley surrounded by the natural beauty of the Foothills, Dinosaur Ridge, the Dakota Hogback, Green Mountain, Bear Creek Lake, parks and open spaces. The proposed rezoning and commercial development is not compatible with and will forever negatively change the fundamental nature of the area surrounding one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities found in the Morrison Fossil Area National Natural Landmark. Consequently, the rezoning application must also be denied because the proposed development will not promote the health and welfare of the current and future residents and landowners of the surrounding area.
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.
Petition to Bishop Dennis Sullivan
Request Diocesan Bishop Sullivan to delay closing St. Michaels Church in Atlantic City, NJ. All public Sunday Masses will now end on September 27, 2015.
St. Michaels Church and Parish is 112 years old and a Historic Landmark and Cultural Center for Italian-Americans and Atlantic City. St. Michaels Church contains beautiful Italian Renaissance sculptures, frescos, paintings and sacred objects that are irreplaceable. $8 Million was spent in 2000-2001 to completely restore St. Michaels Church and the adjacent Dante Hall. Closing St. Michaels Parish which occupies almost a whole city block will eliminate the heart, soul, and character of the Ducktown District of Atlantic City and allow corporate developers of outlet type stores to commercialize the community and “take over” the historic area. Closing St. Mikes will further deteriorate a community in a City that needs the Churches’ spiritual and moral leadership more than ever. St. Michaels is an icon and model of the Mission of the Catholic Church to preserve community, traditional values, and the saving message of Jesus. St. Michaels Parish has hundreds of admirers who are not aware of the Churches closing many of whom are graduates. They deserve the right and the opportunity to Save St. Mikes for the future.
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