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 Rep. Ken Calvert, Army Corps Of Engineers (Army Corps Of Engineers Senior Public Affairs Specialist)
Save The Largest Patriotic Mural In America
At nearly 100,000 sq feet, the Prado Dam Bicentennial Mural can be seen by some 300,000 cars that pass by it daily along the 91 freeway in Corona California. The mural is actually six times the size of Mt. Rushmore! How the mural got there is as impressive as It's message, in 1976 it was designed and painted by Corona High School students to be part of the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration, which became the most massive volunteer movement in peacetime history. Over the years the Mural has been damaged, but even though groups like the Boy Scouts have volunteered to repair the 40 year old Icon, the Army Corps of Engineers has turned down all requests solely on the premise of lead paint in the mural. It's on that claim alone, the Corps has now resolved to strip off the mural in the next few months. With the Corps failure to put a vintage restoration plan in place, the Mural could be lost forever or even replaced by a different design. The 10,000 Inspirational comments left here by petitioners along with the resolutions that were passed in support by the five cities that surround the mural, leave no doubt that the public wants the mural preserved as a living part of our communities life, development and to benefit that of present and future generations. This is why, original Mural Artist and creator Ron Kammeyer has teamedup with the Mural Conservancy of L.A. to stop the destruction. Since 2012, the Mural Conservancy has been restoring the famed 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals in downtown Los Angeles. Those Murals were covered in heavy graffiti, but are now almost fully restored. The group believes that compared to other projects, the Bicentennial Mural is child's play . Both Kammeyer and the Mural Conservancy are being represented by Eric Bjorgum of Karish & Bjorgum PC in Pasadena, California. Please sign the petition below to show your support for the restoration of the current Bicentennial mural.
Petition to Board of County Commissioners, Manatee County
Save wildlife and nature from excessive development!!
To purchase for conservation and prevent the development of certain wetland property situated between the Braden River and Braden Woods subdivision and identified as Manatee County Property Parcels 583900006, 583910104, and 583910054 (6804 99th Street East, Bradenton). Whereas, the aforementioned parcels are adjacent to the Braden River, a water supply for the City of Bradenton and Whereas, these parcels are home to various indigenous flora and fauna, some of which may be protected species and Whereas, proposed development will destroy natural habitats and increase the risk of damage to the water supply and adjacent residential properties and Whereas, proposed development is inconsistent with the surrounding neighborhoods, We, the undersigned, petition Manatee County to purchase the aforementioned parcels for conservation as a nature preserve and to take the necessary actions to preserve and protect this land from future development and unnecessary human activity. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND: A new development is being proposed near Braden Woods and River Club in Manatee County. Rezoning must be approved before construction can begin. The land is located at 6804 99th Street East in Bradenton (Parcel IDs 583900006, 583910104, 583910054). The proposed subdivision will be a gated community of 32 luxury homes situated on sensitive land that borders the Braden River, source of Bradenton's water supply. The homes will be constructed on lots that will be cleared of existing trees and vegetation. While a few areas will be designated "wetlands" they will be small, non-contiguous patches of nature, limiting the amount of wildlife that will be able to remain on this land. We believe that too much of the "real Florida" is being devastated by over-development of sensitive areas and that more natural habitats must be preserved. Concerned citizens are petitioning Manatee County to purchase this tract and preserve it from future development and human activity. For more information visit http://www.keepwoods.com/
Petition to Cambridge City Council
SUPPORT LANDMARK DESIGNATION FOR THE HARVARD SQUARE KIOSK
For generations, the Harvard Square Kiosk has been the symbol of Harvard Square and one of Cambridge’s most iconic structures. Completed in 1928 as the entry for square’s new subway, the Kiosk has served as a vital Harvard Square landmark for area residents, students, and legions of visitors from around the world. Most recently, the Kiosk has been home to the Out-of-Town News. Our beloved Kiosk is now under threat from Harvard Square Infrastructure Improvements planned with $4.6 million of City of Cambridge public money. The design makeover proposes major changes, including stripping the historic "Kane-Gonic" brickwork wall structure, replacement of window panels with LED-illuminated glass, and the loss of historic iron detailing, woodwork and pendant lighting. In short: we risk losing the Kiosk's most salient characteristics, and thus our shared heritage. The Kiosk was placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1978. However current protections are not enough to save key elements of the building’s historic form and architectural integrity. Granting official Landmark designation now will protect this historic landmark for future generations.
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 Anne Fadullon
Save Jewelers Row!
A suburban developer wants to demolish six buildings on Philadelphia's Jewelers Row in order to put up a new luxury apartment tower. Jewelers Row is America's oldest diamond district and the 2nd largest in the nation. Its enduring charm comes from the intimate small scale shops and storefronts that have lined this brick-paved thoroughfare for 150 years. Gouging out these six buildings will forever alter Jewelers Row and ruin one of our city's most iconic destinations. Please help stop this outrageous and destructive land grab. Let's help them find another place for their project.
Petition to Board Members, Chris Herndon
Denver Community Planning & Development: Say NO to Re-Zoning Historic Park Hill
The Greater Park Hill Zoning Chair notified our family that the new owners of 5315 Montview are applying to re-zone their property. They have plans to divide and develop the garden portion of the property. According to the City Zoning Code, amended in 2010, the property does not qualify as zoned U-SU-H and would need additional variances based on the setback requirements. However, they are filing the application with the Planning Department. If the City decides not to uphold the Zoning Code which was instated 5 years ago, it is absolute that a precedent will be set and many of the 10,000sf+ properties along Montview and in Park Hill will be threatened with subdivision and development. A representative of the Planning Department asked that we share our opinions with our District Representative Chris Herndon (email@example.com). If you or any of your neighbors would like additional information please contact me directly at blairntaylor at gmail.com. We welcome your input and look forward to additional support for this neighborhood initiative.