District 1 Alert – City Council Evening Meeting – Tues Feb 18, 7pm
District 1 Platform Members and allies are encouraged to attend Tuesday, February 18 at Leland Missionary Baptist Church, 22420 Fenkell (@ Lamphere) at 7pm. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/zwuf4
All nine council members are scheduled to attend this evening community meeting.
Update: On February 4th, City Council approved the transfer of city land to Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM). The land transfer will make way for construction on the new $650 million dollar project that uses $450 million in public funds. The city council voted to give away the land for this project, 39 city lots, for one dollar, without enforceable community benefits or community oversight.
Platform members and allies able to attend are encouraged to thank council members Jones, Castaneda-Lopez and Tate who voted ‘no’ for standing with their community. Members and allies are also encouraged to ask council members Jenkins, Sheffield, Benson, Cushingberry, Leland, and Spivey, who voted ‘yes’ to explain their vote and demand they support community benefits that are enforceable and include community oversight.
City-Wide Platform Members receiving this, please share with those from District 1 in your networks. Thank You!