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Fwd: [pufn] Fwd: FW: HuffPost Blog Post - Cock O' the Lots: Detroit's Residents Fight Back a Land Grab

From: Melissa M
Sent on: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:22 PM
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From: Amy Laura Cahn <[address removed]>
Date: November 20, 2012, 9:29:09 AM EST
To: Philadelphia Urban Farm Network <[address removed]>
Subject: [pufn] Fwd: FW: HuffPost Blog Post - Cock O' the Lots: Detroit's Residents Fight Back a Land Grab
Reply-To: [address removed]

Action alert re zoning for Philadelphia coming soon, but let's support folks in Detroit now.

Amy Laura

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Amy Laura Cahn

Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Second Floor

Philadelphia, PA  19103

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From: Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau <[address removed]>


Hi folks,

 

Many of you are aware of the great urban farms that have been built in Detroit to deal with the problems of poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment and take advantage of large amounts of abandoned land. Unfortunately, the city is planning to sell a large parcel of that land (177 acres) to a private developer who has plans to grow a tree farm, though his real plan is to acquire the land to drive up real estate prices.

Community members are encouraging people from all over the country to call city council members and encourage them to 1) halt the sale of this land to Hantz farms and 2) convene a public hearing to present the proposed plan as well as alternative plans for development.

Please call these Detroit City Council members TODAY AND TOMORROW!

COUNCIL MEMBER SAUNTEEL JENKINS

(313)[masked] (office)

[address removed]

 

COUNCIL MEMBER KENNETH V. COCKREL, JR

(313)[masked] (office)

E-mail: [address removed]

 

COUNCIL MEMBER KWAME KENYATTA
(313)[masked] (office)
E-mail: [address removed]

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JOANN WATSON
(313)[masked] (office)
E-mail: [address removed]

 

Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau

Outreach and Partnerships Manager

Global Movements Program, WhyHunger

505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2100

New York, NY 10018

Tel: [masked] ext. 48

Fax: [masked]

www.whyhunger.org

 

From: Eric Holt-Gimenez [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Monday, November 19,[masked]:18 PM
To: Monica M. White; Malik Yakini; Raj Patel; Tanya Kerssen; Annie Shattuck; Marilyn Borchardt; Ashley Pinkerton; Gopal Dayaneni; Navina Khanna; Gerardo Marin; Martin Bourque; Brahm Ahmadi; Jun Borras; Brock Lewis Hicks; Christina Spach; Caiti Hachmyer; william wroblewski; Devika Ghai; Erin Middleton; Marcelo Felipe Garzo Montalvo; Jumoke Hinton Hodge; Hank Herrera; Jennifer Johns; Katie Brimm; LaDonna Redmond; Anna Lappe'; guadalupe ortiz hernández; Leonor Hurtado; Andrew Kang Bartlett; Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau; Maria Aguiar; Nikki Henderson; Y. Armando Nieto; Jill Richardson; Jose Oliva; Bob St.Peter; Philip McMichael; Eva Holt-Rusmore; Leah Scrivener; Saru Jayaraman; Anim Steel; Shalmali Guttal; Bill Aal; Yvonne Yen Liu; Zoe Brent
Subject: HuffPost Blog Post - Cock O' the Lots: Detroit's Residents Fight Back a Land Grab

 

 

Comrades, please see my latest blog on this issue:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-holt-gimenez/john-hantz-detroit_b_2156099.html

Decisions on this will be made TOMORROW!

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network has stated that phone calls and email to the following  two council members (who are supporting this on the Planning and Development Committee for this sale), and to Kwame Kenyatta and council member JoAnne Waston (who are calling for a public hearing) could be helpful. The DBCFSN also feesl an environmental impact study should be done around the proposed idea and that the deal should NOT be allowed to go through until pending Urban Agriculture Ordinance is passed (which is in the works now.)

 

COUNCIL MEMBER SAUNTEEL JENKINS

(313)[masked] (office)

[address removed]

 

COUNCIL MEMBER KENNETH V. COCKREL, JR

(313)[masked] (office)

E-mail: [address removed]

 

 

 

 

 


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