Petition to City of Renton, WSDOT
Help save Longacres DIY
WSDOT wants to tear out our safe haven from the rain! If you believe in our cause, and the positive impact we have been making in our area and our community please sign our petition and share! We want to show the city of Renton and WSDOT that this place is nothing but a positive thing for this under utilized piece of property underneath I405. We have been cleaning up the area by maintaining shrubbery, picking up litter and debris, and providing a safe, dry place to skate for kids and adults of all ages. Please take a minute to help our cause and share this petition to everyone you know. If we get enough support, they just might listen.
Petition to NJ Governor Phil Murphy, Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina, Jackson Township Council, Jackson Township Planning Board, Jackson Township Environmental Commission, John Winkler President Of Great Adventure, NJ DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe
Stop Trophy Park - Massive Sports Complex On Prospertown Lake in Jackson Township, NJ
ProblemTrophy Park is a massive sports complex planned to be built on 200 acres of Great Adventure/Six Flags property in the Pinelands forest of Jackson Township on the southern shore of Prospertown Lake, and would extend west to Hawkin Road. The plans call for clear cutting thousands of trees in order to construct a 6,000 seat soccer stadium, two 98-room hotels, a dormitory and temporary housing for 2,000 players per week, 23 full size athletic fields, a 400,000 sq ft indoor sports facility, an 800-seat dining hall and on-site restaurants and concessions. We believe the development will pose detrimental effects to the quality of life for residents in the surrounding towns due to extreme traffic congestion and grid lock and will cause severe effects to Prospertown Lake, the Pinelands and the numerous threatened and endangered species that inhabit the forest.Given that Great Adventure already causes major traffic back-ups and congestion that extends into the back roads of Upper Freehold, Millstone and Plumsted Townships and there currently is a similar sports facility and hotel complex being built on about 100 acres near Route 195 exit 16, the additional traffic caused by this development will cause complete gridlock on Route 537 as well as the surrounding country roads in Upper Freehold, Millstone and Plumsted Townships. As it stands now, residents in Upper Freehold and Millstone are unable to exit their homes without facing severe traffic from Great Adventure which extends to Rte 195 Exit 11 and all major local and county roads (Rte 526, Rte 571, Millers Mill Rd, Burlington Path and many others). The roadways in the surrounding towns are one lane, narrow, winding country roads. Many of them have small historic bridges that have weight restrictions and cannot withstand the types of traffic that they are currently experiencing now. The problems will only severely worsen with the addition of this project.Environmentally speaking, the project is wrong in so many ways. It is proposed to be placed between two State Wildlife Management Areas (Prospertown Lake and Colliers Mills) and on the shore of a Category 1 waterway and will result in the removal of thousands of trees in the Pinelands forest. Category 1 waterways are protected from any measurable change in water quality because of their exceptional ecological significance, exceptional recreational significance, exceptional water supply significance, or exceptional fisheries resources. The development will undoubtedly alter the existing water quality in Prospertown Lake and the streams it feeds.Numerous environmental groups recently reached a settlement with Great Adventure and KDC solar which prevented the clear cutting of 90 acres of forest for a solar farm at a site very near this proposal. The results of the settlement reduced the amount of forest disturbance to only 40 acres and an agreement to place a conservation easement on 150 acres of Great Adventure property that would abut this project to the southwest. This project would ruin the integrity of the solar farm settlement and would also severely damage sensitive Pinelands habitat that is home to numerous threatened and endangered plants and animals. Additionally, the development will create a huge hole in the connectivity in the forest between Prospertown Lake and Colliers Mills.SolutionThis problem can be solved by denying this application and recommending the applicant propose the project in an area that already has the infrastructure (proper roadways, accessibility to mass transit, etc) to handle the type of traffic that will be created. We recommend the applicant take the project to an urban or suburban area with an abandoned strip mall and/or old industrial site that is in need of redevelopment.Personal storyMy name is Marc Covitz. I am the President of the Crosswicks-Doctors Creek Watershed Association, former Chairman of the Upper Freehold Township Environmental Advisory Committee and a resident of the Cream Ridge section of Upper Freehold Township since 2001. I am an advocate for maintaining the rural character of Upper Freehold and the entire Crosswicks-Doctors Creek Watershed which includes much of the Monmouth County Panhandle, northern Ocean County and portions of northern Burlington and southern Mercer Counties.
Petition to Ron Nirenberg, Dr. Francine S. Romero
PETITION TO POSTPONE OR DENY ZONING CHANGE REQUEST
Petition to Postpone or Deny Zoning Change Request Case Number: Z2017078 S ERZD Land Description to be Rezoned: unofficial 0.83 Acre tract of land located within 8.508 acres tract described Volume 13770, Page 2487, Official Public Records of Real Property of Bexar County, Texas, Abst. 574, County Block 4766, N.C.B. 15825, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Address: Located within 5000 Beckwith Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78249 Summary of Proposed Rezoning or Zoning Change: San Antonio Television, LLC (“WOAI”) is attempting to rezone a small portion of property located within the larger vacant tract referenced above so that a 250 foot tall wireless communications tower can be built within an area that restricts the construction or development of these structures within such close proximity to residentially zoned property and other commercially zoned property. Officially, the request is phrased as a change in zoning from the current classification: “C-2 MLOD ERZD" Commercial Camp Bullis Military Lighting Overlay Edwards Recharge Zone District” to the requested changed zoning of "C-2 S MLOD ERZD Commercial Camp Bullis Military Lighting Overlay Edwards Recharge Zone District with Specific Use Authorization for a Wireless Communication System.” (emphasis added). Status: - HEARING: Zoning Commission will vote to approve or deny this zoning application on April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM. - LOCATION OF VOTE: 1901 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78204. - ATTENDANCE: ALL affected, adjacent neighborhood residents are highly encouraged to attend and voice their opposition to the zoning change. A voice at the hearing speaks louder than 10 signatures on a petition. Please make time to attend this hearing. The Vote Should Be Postponed, or, in the alternative, the Zoning Change Request should be DENIED for the following reasons: 1. NOTICE: Notice is required to be given to all adjacent property owners within a specific distance of the property being rezoned. Notice was not properly provided to the neighborhood of Woodland Park. Notice was mailed to the incorrect address of Woodland Park’s Home Owner’s Association (HOA) despite the HOA having its correct address properly filed of record with the county clerk in the real property records. Notice was not provided by certified mail. Notice was not mailed to Oakland Heights HOA. a. Woodland Park residents will be directly affected as the tower is directly across the street to the entrance of the neighborhood, and the tower will be visible from every property within the neighborhood. The HOA President was not alerted of this rezoning request being scheduled until Wednesday, March 29, 2017, when she was told of a meeting being held by WOAI to provide information about the tower and construction project. Accordingly, no information was available to residents and homeowners of Woodland Park until the evening of March 29, 2017. The vote to change the zoning of this portion of the property is scheduled only 3 business days after everyone in Woodland Park could be notified about the details of the zoning change and impact of the tower. b. To prevent requiring individual notice to be sent to numerous homeowners within Woodland Park, only a small portion of the subject property (0.83 acres) has been surveyed for the placement of the 250’ tower. This small tract is strategically located at such a distance that individual notice is not required, meaning that notice would only be sent to the HOA circumventing the intent of the zoning regulations. Now, the residents most affected by this request have no opportunity to voice their concerns or meet as a group to discuss options and generate a consensus as a community regarding their opposition, if any, to such development. 2. TIME IS NEEDED TO EVALUATE THE PROJECT: All residents and affected property owners should be allowed more time to consider the following factors listed below, and then present their concerns to the zoning commission, the proposed developers, and their representatives. Factors to consider: a. Consistency with the adjacent property as zoned and the large number of residential properties within a close proximity. b. Adverse impacts on the neighboring lands. Everything from property values, nuisance, community impact, aesthetics, effects on infrastructure, effects on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and more need to be discussed with the residents and such concerns addressed. Citizens that are possibly affected in these areas should have the time and right to evaluate these factors independent of the recommendations of lobbyists, hired engineers, and architects. Moreover, the city employees tasked with an evaluation and recommendation of this project have been limited to a partisan application and presentation of the proposed project/rezoning due to the reasons stated herein. c. Suitability of the Current Zoning of the subject property. When the property was originally annexed and zoned as a Temporary Single-Family Residence District. While there are commercially zoned properties adjacent to the subject land, nothing even close to the magnitude of a 250’ communication tower can be seen along Vance Jackson from DeZavala to UTSA blvd. Other than the recent retail outlet built at the corner of UTSA blvd and Vance Jackson, the only construction projects built along this area of Vance Jackson within the last 25 years have been residential development in the form of homes or apartments. d. Health, Safety, and Welfare. In conjunction with this large tower, a large commercial building is supposedly going to be built wherein 300 employees will work. This area has hundreds of children walking, riding their bicycles, and being dropped off by their parents at the nearby middle school, elementary school, and high school. Moreover, large towers like these have come under immense public scrutiny when located near residential areas and schools. We should be allowed time to evaluate these concerns, in addition to other environmental or health factors that can apply in these situations. e. Public Policy. Zoning changes, special exceptions, variances, etc. should never be taken lightly or rushed through commissions or local government. Thus, notice is required in numerous situations. Here, that process was thwarted due to a mistake by the Developer or their agents (or through clever tactics employed by a politically savvy firm) as the notice was mailed to the incorrect address for the Woodland Park HOA. Public Policy requires that all affected property owners should be provided with clear notice of the possible impacts and proposed changes to land within their communities. The residents of Woodland Park, Oakland Heights, and Cantera Village have been deprived of their right to properly evaluate this project and voice all remaining objections to this change. f. Size of the Tract: Again, the attempt to only rezone a small portion of the tract to accommodate the wireless tower appears to be an abuse of the City of San Antonio’s rules and the intent of those rules. By only rezoning this small tract of land that is not even officially platted with the city or listed as a separate tract of land with the appraisal district, individual notice to numerous landowners was circumvented in direct contravention of the purpose of the rules put in place to protect adjacent landowners and allow them time to form a consensus and a voice. g. We require more time to properly discuss and allow for other legitimate concerns not listed above to be addressed or voiced before this vote can be properly heard. ACCORDINGLY, WE, THE UNDERSIGNED OWNERS OF PROPERTY AFFECTED BY THE REQUESTED ZONING CHANGE DESCRIBED ABOVE AND IN THE REFERENCED CASE, DO HEREBY PROTEST AGAINST ANY CHANGE OF THE UNIFIED DEVELOP CODE AND ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF THE IDENTIFIED PROPERTY, WHICH WOULD ZONE THE PROPERTY TO ANY CLASSIFICATION ALLOWING A SPECIFIC USE AUTHORIZATION FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.
Petition to City Of New Bedford
Please Stand with Whisk & JANE
Whisk & JANE has been working for months to secure a HCA with the community of New Bedford. There have been several roadblocks put in our way, however, we will continue to fight to establish our premier recreational coastal cannabis concierge and supporting businesses at our proposed location of 161 Popes Island. 161 Popes Island is the site of former strip clubs and happens to fall within 500 ft of the Prince Henry The Navigator Park (Popes Island Marina Park). This park is designated in honor of a man who played a pivotal role in the creation of the Atlantic Slave Trade - particularly among the enslavement of Cape Verdeans, one of New Bedford’s largest cultural populations. The city of New Bedford has imposed overly strict zoning that supersedes the state law (500 ft from a pre-established k-12 school). If you stand with Whisk & JANE, are excited to see recreational cannabis better New Bedford, are ready for equitable employment opportunities and support the City of New Bedford prioritizing a local, female, Cape Verdean owned business over the Prince Henry The Navigator Park please sign below. #IStandWithWhiskAndJANE #WeedBringPositiveChange #WhalingCityForCannabis #MA94GSec3
Petition to Members of the Rome City Commission, Mr. Tony Patel
Halt the construction of the proposed Sleep Inn hotel in Summerville Park
The operation of a hotel at the corner of Martha Berry Boulevard and Charlton Street in Rome, Georgia will significantly increase the traffic flow in the quiet neighborhood of Summerville Park. Moreover, it is likely that this hotel brand in this particular location will exacerbate the crime problem in our neighborhood that has been promoted by the proximity of other low-cost lodging establishments to the homes in Summerville Park. As a result of the above concerns, we anticipate that the construction and operation of this hotel will adversely affect the values of the properties in Summerville Park. For all of these reasons, we passionately oppose the construction of this hotel at the entrance of our neighborhood. The signers of this petition request that you do all within your power to halt the construction of the proposed hotel at the Charlton Street entrance of Summerville Park.
Petition to City of Mansfield, Texas
Keep Pork Chop at home.
Hi everyone. This is yet another case of outdated, uneducated and fear based city ordinances that don’t allow pigs to be kept as pets in Mansfield, TX. I need all the help I can get to keep my cherished pet I’ve had for almost 4 years. I never really knew what it meant when people said their pet “changed their life or saved them” until I got my little guy. He’s taught me kindness, respect, patience, understanding and most of all unconditional love. It would mean the world to us if you help, by signing.
Petition to Board of the Town of Ramapo
Houses of Worship Should NOT Be Allowed in Multi-family Dwellings
Preserving a residential environment is key to civilian life. The nature of high occupancy houses of worship pose health and fire safety risks to both the house of worship and the families in that dwelling. In the event of an emergency, limited exits and space prove problematic for residents, worshipers, and emergency personnel. Additionally there are traffic violations when worshipers' vehicles and those of the residents provide an overcrowding of traffic. Currently in the Town of Ramapo, these zoning violations are allowed as long as there is town approval. This is a matter of public safety and the effects concern all members of the community.
Petition to City of Austin Councilmembers, City of Austin Zoning Commissioners
River Place needs balanced zoning; Milestone is trying to build too many homes
This petition is regarding a 42 acre lot adjacent to the River Place neighborhood, at the end of the Milky Way Drive. Milestone Builders has applied for a zoning change (C14-2018-0124) that seeks to build 45 homes, with lot sizes that can be less than a quarter acre. They intend to do this at the back end of Milky Way Drive, which is one of the last buildable areas in the neighborhood. They won't be immediately joining our home owners association, and so they won't be accountable to the same rules as the rest of the neighborhood. Traffic from this new development all flows down Milky Way and to the intersection with River Place Blvd. Please sign this petition if you agree to the following: · I am a resident or home owner in River Place neighborhood or otherwise directly affected by this zoning change. · I believe that the Milestone zoning change request is unfair as it generates too high of density, that isn’t fully compatible with the existing neighborhood. · Overbuilding will create an additional strain on emergency and policy response in an already limited coverage area. · River Place must carefully limit growth due to sensitive risks associated with wildfire and other emergencies. The neighborhood is surrounded on all sides by natural canyon lands, with only a single primary entrance and a single back exit, which already supports over 1000 homes. · We’re concerned about the impact of additional traffic. The exit times from River Place are already high due to traffic light allocation times and increases in commercial growth. · We’re concerned about increased safety risk to children who walk to school near this road and impacted intersections. · We understand that some development is appropriate, and we support the neighborhood’s position that the zoning be no more dense than what already exists on Milky Way Drive. Fair zoning would therefore require SF-1 CO that has a minimum lot size of 30,000 sqft. (~ ¾ acre), with a maximum of 25 homes.