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We ask the City of Tuscaloosa to live up to its promise to protect neighborhoods. The undersigned therefore call upon the City to take the three numbered steps below.
Three years ago, Druid City Historic District residents started a petition asking the City to mediate the damage done by a business, The Innisfree, located less than two blocks from this district’s residences. http://www.gopetition.com/petition/33923.html The business was, and continues to be, a nuisance. Today, residents are still regularly treated to sideswiped cars, litter, damaged lawns, and late night disturbances. Patrons on foot regularly enter people’s homes in the middle of the night. They are inebriated past the point of self control, and are a danger to themselves and to others. The City has not taken effective action, resident complaints have not been properly addressed, and things may get worse soon if the City does not correct its current course.
Now, the City of Tuscaloosa is preparing to sell the adjoining property, the FOCUS on Seniors Building (Lot 179, 1920 6th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401), to a bidder, the current owner of the building the Innisfree rents. With the City’s apparent blessing, he is planning to help significantly expand this business. He will lease the Innisfree an adjoining room to create a banquet and party room. But the FOCUS building, purchased with Federal Block Grant Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), cannot be sold without consulting the affected citizens, including the neighbors. Regulations require citizen input to determine if the new use of the property be deemed appropriate.
Signatures made by May 4th before 5:00pm CST will be particularly effective, as we will be able to include them in official communications to the City within HUD’s time-frame for public comment.
Based on the existing property rights of the parcel located at 115 N. El Camino Real, the project’s design merit and because of the numerous public benefits that the project will create, the project should be approved.
Downtown Santa Rosa has been using 'Pay and Display' pay stations for collecting parking money, which means visitors need to get a coupon, go back to their car, and place the coupon on the dash. After some years of operation, this system remains inconvenient and extremely unpopular.
'Smart Meters' have more technical versatility and are more convenient, both for visitors and businesses. This is a survey to see what downtown workers and visitors would prefer: the current system, or 'smart meters'. The city's parking district has a reserve fund of more than $10,000,000 that can only be used for parking projects.
The existing pay stations can be re-used in less active areas of the city.
An Open Letter to Mayor Sharon Gaetz
Late last year we the visited old, boarded-up Paramount Theatre. We felt sad that this Heritage Theatre is no longer a part of our thriving community. In our Social Studies, we learn that without care, many historical landmarks in communities will perish. The loss of the Paramount Theatre sends a message of a dying community, but our Chilliwack is alive!
In a news report of January 26, you said “the last thing we want to do is demolish.” We fully agree with you. Our parents elected you because you really do represent the community and your desires are our desires. After all, I haven’t spoken to one person who wants to see the Paramount be the victim of a wrecking ball.
You suggested that there were only two options, which are to get more proposals or demolish it. We think there are two other options. Firstly, you and City Council have the ability to change the Request for Proposal to make it more attractive. The old Fire Hall was really not attractive, but now it gleams. We believe this can happen to the Paramount with private enterprise and a creative RFP.
Secondly, you can give the community time to form a Society to raise the funds to save the Paramount. The idea of raising the funds to save the Paramount was never given to the community as an option because everyone thought there would be many proposals.
The Paramount building is a physical tie to the past. Since it has been in the news, our parents have told us many stories about their movies nights at the Paramount. We also are old enough to have seen a few movies there. The theatre experience at the Paramount was equal to the movie itself (even better if it was a bad movie)!
Bailey-Jayne Chapman, Grade 5
Mathew Zandberg, Grade 5
Takara Charlton, Grade 5
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Armonk is confronted with the introduction of retail chain stores and the loss of the grocery store that may harm our small town charm as well as Main Street's diversity and vitality.
I am asking you to please stand with me as you did on April 27 at the library by signing this petition. Please ask your friends to sign and pass it along. We need to show the Town Board that we haven't forgotten what happened to our grocery store.
We want them to update the zoning ordinances NOW in order to prevent a similar situation from occurring again.
Regarding street artists and vendors at the Second Saturday art walk. These hard working artists make most of their money on this night - and used to make most of it between the hours of 8 and 10 pm.
With the art walk closing at 8 pm - it has greatly impacted many people. The customers coming in through the art walk are also disappointed that they don't get done with dinner in time to come out and buy.
During the Summer, many people will not come out until the later hours due to heat, thus impacting artists even more.
What comes to mind when you think of Downtown Hopewell? It may not be the most euphoric or happy thought. The downtown Hopewell area has continued to stagnate. With its unique historical and cultural attributes, Hopewell has the potential to be a vibrant community.
The Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) is an organization that will partner with local government, existing community and business organizations, as well as our richly diverse community at large, to develop and implement a program for a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous central downtown district. This program will entail new retail shopping, improvements to existing businesses, casual and fine dining restaurants, and entertainment for citizens of all ages.
The HDP will partner with the Virginia Main Street program which has a proven track record of successful downtown revitalizations in cities throughout Virginia.
We need community support to let our city council know that the citizens of Hopewell care about their downtown community and would like to see it brought back to life.
We have a special opportunity at this time to ask city council to approve in its budget, specific funding for an organization that will do just that. With the support of the Main Street foundation, our own community and government, we are confident that measurable positive changes can be made within our downtown community.
The Loomis Town Council has approved a new park by the Train Depot. The plans look great, with swings, play structure, shade, lawn area and has potential to be a asset to our community--especially for families.
Recently the Town Council has approved plans for the new park. Included in these plans is a "skate park" and eliminated from the plans was a "water park" feature that was considered.
The concern of several law enforcement and safety officers, is that the skate park is planned to be behind buildings and out of the general public view. Other communities that have had similar skate parks have had numerous problems with drugs, under age drinking, gangs, violence, graffiti, and of course, the naturally occurring injuries. Many of those communities have torn out their skate parks at a great expense to the taxpayers.
Successful skate parks are in high visible areas, fenced off with hours of operation and supervision. The Loomis approved skate park will not have these safety features and it is strongly recommend that the Town Council restudy the location for the skate park and develop a location with the needed visibility and safety in mind.
This petition is NOT anti-skate park, it is anti-poor planning. The way the Depot Park is planned at this time, it combines young families with unsupervised older children and young adults.
The better option is to add the water park feature back into the project. Combined with the location and the other park features the park would be very family friendly. This would be a great gathering place to be on hot summer days, even on those days when it's too hot to go to the park.
Although the park plan has been approved, it is NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE.
Downtown Area Re-development Plan: $100's millions for 17 public projects paid for by the taxpayer; 7,000 new residents in high and mid rise condos with retail below; and narrowed streets. Relies on assumptions: St. Albert citizens can afford to pay: with the highest taxes in Alberta this is not true. That assumptions from southern cities, e.g. walkability work in a winter city: That St. Albert citizens view their downtown as blighted and want a downtown of hi and mid rises, 7,000 more people and traffic jams, vs its current quaint aspect: That it will result in downtown becoming retail center--it hasn't worked in Edmonton or Calgary with "dead zone" downtowns after 6 pm; That we are OK with parking garages and will walk to shop. There are no cost estimates, demand studies for either that much residential or commercial, or any indication of timing for construction.
If passed on August 16th this will become the marching orders for Administration. It will be perceived as approval for new public buildings like administration, library, seniors, profiles gallery (arts and heritage), and downtown market.
Karaoke has been a part of Coach's Corner for over 20 years. Every Saturday night, the one thing you can rely on, is the knowledge that a friendly face will be a t Coach's to greet you.
Whether you are from PG, Burns Lake, BC, AB, Italy or any other great place is this land, if you've been to karaoke once at Coach's, chances are great that you will return. It's a staple, like bread to butter.
No matter the month or the year, one thing that is our constant is karaoke Saturdays at Coach's. Don't fix what isn't broken.
Over 1000 buses a day would go through this 700-meter corridor located in a residential zone, thereby monopolizing the life of the neighbourhood and jeopardizing development of the last downtown area that still can be developed, in addition to threatening the survival of an architectural complex of great heritage value.
I am one of the many people who take the bus route 50 every morning to work and every evening home from work. It has recently come to my attention that this bus route is being cancelled as of next week.
This has come as a bit of a surprise to me seeing as there are several times this bus runs in the morning and in the afternoon and is always considerable if not over filled with people. This is the only bus on route in our area that goes straight downtown, and the only change I would have expected OC transpo to make would be to put more buses on this popular route, or to put larger buses on this route.
Therefore I have taken it upon myself to start a petition in order to keep route 50 on the transit system until proven to no longer be needed, the time for that is most certainly not now. If you are one of the many people who rely on this transit route on a daily basis, please sign this petition in order to keep it from being cancelled. Thank You!
City of Cedar Rapids Vision: “Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses invested in building a greater community for the next generation.”
Early in 2008, “The Year of the River”, a competition of 5 design consultants was held to design a Riverwalk in Cedar Rapids. In May, Sasaki and Associates was chosen from this group, and $30 million in state funds was earmarked in the Community Attractions and Tourism program for riverfront redevelopment.
In June, the devastating flood caused the city to request Sasaki to change the scope of the Riverwalk project to a River Corridor Redevelopment plan which included flood mitigation options. From the proposals presented by Sasaki, the city has published a preferred method which uses a 7 mile system of 12-18’ tall flood walls and levees along the river.
This plan will cost an estimated $1 billion dollars, and affects 500 homes and businesses; additionally the plan does not protect a long list of historical buildings/landmarks and one entire neighborhood.
Three historic buildings on Crown Street, in the heart of New Haven’s Ninth Square National Register District are open to the weather, and have recently been subject to extensive internal demolition. This demolition has been done in the absence of plans for the use and renovation of the buildings.
A petition drive has been launched to protect endangered buildings:
-- 26-28 Crown Street built c1875, a commercial block with the good detailing customary of the period – bracketed cornice work, arched cut stone window heads and lintels.
-- 30-36 Crown Street built c1875, a highly unusual curtain wall warehouse building, with exceptionally fine multi-paned windows and composition of its frame and infill construction.
-- 40-46 Crown Street, c1910, the S.Z. Field Building, an industrial printing plant fitted out with classical detailing to give it a lively and dignified street façade.
This block is Downtown New Haven's best, and one of Connecticut's only, remaining blocks of historic 19th century industrial architecture in a dense urban setting. These buildings are irreplaceable.
This petition supports the removal of the fence blocking direct access to Tacoma's Chihuly Bridge of Glass from Pacific Avenue.
The fence significantly impedes access to the Foss Waterway, the Bridge of Glass, poses unnecessary accessibility barriers and is a poor example of urban design. A year ago, the community successfully rallied to stop the construction of a brick wall slated to replace the fence. This wall would have all but entirely blocked the view of the Chihuly Bridge from Pacific Avenue.
Now it's time to finish the job and remove the fence for good to provide direct pedestrian access to the Foss Waterway and the Bridge of Glass which Tacomans have spent millions to build and restore.
Atlantic Yards is one of the newest projects in Brooklyn. Looming over the MTA and LIRR's Vanderbuilt rail yards, it is one of the most constructive projects to be done this decade according to atlantic yard.com.
The project of Atlantic Yards' surrounding perimeter is Flatbush avenue, Pacific street, Dean Street, and Vanderbuilt avenue. Which is in the area of Downtown Brooklyn . Atlantic Yards is a 4.2 billion dollar project that includes a sports and entertainment arena that will be home to the basketball team the nets, new buildings for commercial and office space, open space, and a hotel.
Atlantic Yards will solve the problems of insufficient buildings and housing. There is just not enough residential space, such as apartments in downtown Brooklyn. The apartments that do exist have several setbacks such as bad plumbing and heating, broken ceilings cracked walls, and broken windows. New buildings are desperately needed. The unemployment rate is high due to a lack of bussiness in retail according to the "Brooklyn Market Review of Spring 2006", recent developments have been steadily improving Downtown Brooklyn's economy.
The Atlantic Yards project will bring a multitude of economic activity, that will provide many jobs for Downtown Brooklyn. One of the two main sources that will bring jobs into the area are the construction projects and the new NETSb arena.
The four Atlantic Yards communities are seperated by the railyards. The railyards prevents citizens from easily going from one community to the other. The Atlantic Yards project solves this problem by connecting the communities by turning most of the railyards into open- space. Atlantic yards is a project that will create more jobs, set up affordable housing and build new buildings.
The solution to downtown Brooklyn's problems is the Atlantic Yards project. The Atlantic Yards project will create 6,860 homes of mixed income. Of which 4,500 will be rental units. Half of these will be put aside for middle and low income families. This will solve the problem of high rent and lack of housing for people in the Atlantic Yards area. Due to the construction on the Atlantic Yards project new construction job oppurtunities will be available. Forest City Ratner ( an urban real estate company , the head of Atlantic Yards) has promised minority and women owned companies will be the prioritry for hire.
The Construction of Atlantic Yards will create enough jobs to last for ten years. In addition to creating new jobs, Atlantic Yards which will be built over the rail yards will connect the four existing Brooklyn Communities and provide new open space. The new development Atlantic Yards will be a great happenning. Downtown Brooklyn will look cleaner ( without any of the new Brooklyn Buildings that were cracked or broken) and more organized. Building the Nets arena will cause another subway opening , which leads directly to ten subway lines and the LIRR, which will reduce traffic. Also the Atlantic Yards project will fit in nicely with the skyline of existing communities. The economic benefits of the project are 6 billion dollars in tax revenue, new jobs, and greater oppurtunity for bussiness to thrive according to Atlantic Yards .com. Atlantic Yards, by creating millions of jobs, bringing in an arena, putting out plenty of affordable homes, and bringing in revenue will be, according to sports economist andrew Zimbalist Brooklyn's greatest " economic generator".
Parking while working at CVTV is to be paid out of the porket of the crew themselves. This is how it has been for a very long time or has always been this way.
Now on the eve of the new year (2007) parking rates are jumping to $1.00 per hour in downtown Vancouver. This will be a huge change in crew pay. It will become a theft of 12.8% of level 1 crew and 12.1% from level 2 crew. Basically 1/8th of the pay.
The US Postal Service believes it will save money and make America's mail service more efficient if they implement a plan they devised to close and consolidate some of their facilities.
This includes their mail processing centers and also small branches and stations. The result will be reduced customer service and delays in your mail. This is being done nationwide and the effects could be devastating.
Recently, a rumor circulated that the Gilcrease Post Office was slated for possible closing. If so, it will be combined with the Downtown Tulsa Post Office and all the customers who use the Gilcrease office now would have to go all the way downtown to pick up parcels, certified letters and registered mail. Many of the residents of this community are senior citizens, black, hispanic, homeless and poor. They don't have the means to go anywhere else to get mail service, and the Postal Service is not even going to give the community any opportunity for input while they make the decision.
Their plan for this community is to leave the PO Box section at the current location and move everything else downtown. Eventually, they also plan to remove all stamp machines and as stated above, if any customer has mail to pick up, they will have to go downtown to do so.
The Postal Service was never intended to be a profitable business. It's mission is to bind the nation together through written correspondence....and provide "universal" mail service for everybody.
Closing and consolidating completely contradicts this mission and should be stopped.
July 27, 2006
This petition was started in support of one of the hardest working women I have ever met.
She is trying to start a new restaurant in the Selma that will benefit the city and surrounding area in many ways.
Please sign below if you are interested in the opening of a fine establishment.
Thank You Selma.
April 13, 2006
Bring back the old West Palm Beach 97-02 night club environment.
Although construction has wreaked havoc on tourism, within the next year downtown will be flourishing with consumers allowing to compete with City Place, Abacoa in Jupiter and the fairly new Downtown at the Gardens, the city of WPB has a unique opportunity to capitalize on the night club industry.
I have personally driven 90 minutes south and back 90 minutes north many a times just to see certain artists at venues or just to site see.
All I am asking is for you to sign this petition and hopefully something good will happen and change and party will come to The City Of West Palm Beach!!!
February 23, 2006
1.)The City of Maysville is lacking a DOWNTOWN walk and bike path for its city residents and visitors that is free from traffic.
2.)We need a walk path that is safe for children and pets.
3.)Therefore, we should utilize the river banks and develop either a boardwalk or paved path for ease of use for strollers, bikes, and roller-bladers.
The downtown NICC campus has been in operation for awhile.
Yet no provision is been made as yet to provide parking for faculty member and students.
A petition started on June 21, 2004 asking for the Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee to investigate extending transit service to the Lewiston Multipurpose Center and B Street Community Center in downtown Lewiston.
I am writing to you on behalf of an amazing woman called named Renee Boje, who has made a rare application for refugee status, stating she fears she will suffer cruel and unusual punishment for her alleged involvement in a medical cannabis garden in California where medical cannabis is legal. If convicted, Boje's punishment will be a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in a U.S. Federal Prison Boje was held for 72 hours at the Federal Corrections Facility for Women in downtown Los Angeles, during which time she was strip searched an astounding 15 times. Two of the searches were done in the presence of male officers who made lewd and threatening remarks.
Boje strongly denies any wrong-doing. The cannabis was grown for medical research under the protection of a California State law, Proposition 215. Proposition 215 ensures that patients and their primary caregivers, residing in California, who cultivate, obtain, and use cannabis medicinally, upon the recommendation of a physician, are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.
Boje risks further physical abuse and humiliation at the hands of U.S. authorities.
Please do not allow the U.S. to extradite Renee. We are asking that Renee be granted Refugee Status so that she is able to live in peace, here in Canada, where she is safe.