Thursday, December 6, 2007

SUP? The Final Rally.

A friend sent this to me:


"Deep Ellum/Expo Park Residents and Patrons Please Read!!
The fight for our neighborhoods is NOT over!!!

You’re looking at the FUTURE of Deep Ellum/Expo Park….



…at least, what the future will be if the powers that be have their way. We as a community must unite in order to help keep our unique culture the way it is and prevent the neighborhood from being turned into another Uptown. The SUP is yet another obstacle being put up by the City to try and clear the way for their own agenda. The City Council will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12th, to decide on the fates of many of our Deep Ellum/Expo Park bars and clubs. This is the LAST stop in the SUP process, and we need as many people as possible to come out and show the City that we support our community.

The City Council, unlike the City Planning Commission, is made up of ELECTED officials. Since they count on YOUR votes to put them in those seats, this means that your presence there will have a very big impact if they see a large turnout. It has been noted that one of the biggest factors for the approval of a business is the support from residents in the immediate vicinity (within 500 ft radius). If you cannot make it there, PLEASE write a letter (it does not have to be more than a paragraph or so), and give it to the business(es) that you want to support. It will have more clout than a generic signed petition. But if you can make it, regardless of where you live, please come out and make your voices heard. The future of this historic place depends on it.

Wednesday, December 12th at 1:30 PM
City Council Chambers at Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Venues going up before the Council: Minc, Amsterdam Bar, Fallout Lounge, Double Wide, Club One, Darkside, Elm St., Europa, and The Bone."

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