Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Flyering Action at Brightwood Day- Sept. 24th

Please join us as we flyer during Brightwood Day this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Neighborhood Pavilion on Piney Branch Road NW and Georgia Ave (b/w Sheridan and Tuckerman Streets NW). We're asking Ward 4 residents to demand the Mayor and Council Member Bowser refuse a building permit for the Walmart development.

If you can't join us, please do call the Mayor and Council Member Bowser. Of course, feel free to add your own reasons (DC needs living wage jobs or you live near the proposed site).

There is a slight hold period- and to help you through it, a song by DC locals, Lost Bois:

Mayor Gray's Office- (202) 727-6300
Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser- (202) 724-8052

Hi, my name is __­­________________ and I am a resident of Ward 4. I was very upset to hear of the approval of the Large Tract Review for the proposed Ward 4 Walmart. I am strongly opposed to a Walmart being built at Georgia and Missouri and there are still major concerns that have not been addressed:

1) With 6 schools surrounding the proposed Walmart site, the increased traffic will make it more dangerous for children in the area.

2) Small businesses in the immediate area will lose business and likely close down, causing increased unemployment and less competition.

3) The Office of Planning disregarded the community's input and concerns which were voiced consistently at public meetings and written comments. The City also did not fully address the explicit objections of ANC 4B.

I demand that Mayor Gray deny a building permit for a Walmart in Ward 4 and instead consider alternative developed through a community-led process.

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