Come Rally Before the City Council Hearing

August 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm 18 comments

THIS TUESDAY, August 31st.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Rally!

WEAR BLACK to show our unity, bring 2 friends and come get fired up at Nash Square just across from the Avery Upchurch Building.  Get more information, talk with your neighbors,  sign the “Vote No to NC3” petition, meet local businesses and homeowners that will be directly impacted, get your comments in to NCDOT, make signs and more.

 7:00 p.m.  – ? City Council Public Hearing on High Speed Rail

This is our last chance to be heard!

A few folks have been organized to specifically represent the area and to ensure that certain points are covered:

  • Glenwood Brooklyn representative
  • Roanoke Park representative
  • A Homeowner who would be directly impacted
  • A homeowner with a historic home would be indirectly impacted
  • A business owner who would be directly impacted

 Of course,everyone is free to speak and convey their own points.  A few tips if you plan to speak:

  • Introduce yourself and the street or area that you live in
  • Keep it short.  About 1 minute should be plenty. (Officially, the limit is 3 minutes per person, but that’s a long time)   
  • Make your point.  Be sharp, crisp and to the point. No need for much detail.
  • Make the “Ask”. What are you asking for? E.g. recognize that NC3 is not the best option; look for another alternative, etc.
  • Practice. Write it out and practice; time yourself and sharpen you delivery.

 We’ve had an amazing impact in only 2 short weeks – now let’s go show the City that we’re serious and committed!  Attend the Rally, Wear Black and let’s tell the City that NC3 is not an option! See you there!


Entry filed under: City Council, Five Points, High Speed Rail, NC3, SEHSR, Vote No to NC3.

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia Parker  |  August 31, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    So I attended City Council Meeting tonight..Agenda…High Speed Rail and NC3 Option. I was there with to say YES to HSR but NO to NC3 Option. I was interviewd by TV14 on the way out. Stay tuned. There are other… better options…the neighborhood was well represented. The speakers were so articulate and caring. We do not need to hur…t our wonderful and Historic Five Points. I hope the City Council and NCDOT will carefully consider the alternate NC1/2 Mitagation Fly Over Concept introduced by a Glenwood/Brooklyn resident…flying over Capital Blvd north of the historic Cotton Mill. Seems to give everyone the best of HSR without the negative impacts to Five Points and Glenwood/Brooklyn or the negative impacts to West and Harrington Streets downtown! There is a better solution! Get involved!See More

  • 2. Mark  |  August 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I think we all need to come together and form a powerful HOA. You don’t see HSR tearing apart affluent neighborhoods in Cary!

    Then again, elections have consequences. I will not be voting for Obama or any other spendocrat again!

    • 3. John  |  August 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      We don’t need another level of control placed on us. There is too much policing of our individual freedoms as it stands. Remember, it’s the power to control freedoms i.e. eminent domain, that is allowing them to do this.

    • 4. chrisandjada  |  September 2, 2010 at 11:39 am

      I agree on forming an HOA.
      But could we please stop blaming our President for EVERYTHING? We’re being duped by our own city council and the fatcats in this town who stand to make big bucks when either of these rail options get ok’d. Face the real enemy, Mark.

      • 5. Billy  |  September 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

        We need to find out the council’s and fat cat’s secrets and expose them. Maybe we should call WRAL and ask that one lady to investigate. I’m sure someone is getting rich from all this. Hopefully it’ll be another Easley type of investigation and findings. Then this whole stupid idea of a rail in the first place will get tabled.

        It’ll never get fully funded anyway in my opinion and if it actually does, then our city will go bankrupt in maintanence costs and operational losses. I wish I lived in Raleigh and my vote actually mattered when this rail idea was first proposed!

        Everyone should watch the episode of The Simpsons when the monorail comes into town! It’s eerily familiar.

      • 6. Taylor  |  September 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm

        Having an HOA in Five Points would be funny. I’m sure a bunch of my neighbors would be angered if this was approved!! :)

        However, it would help with some of my other neighbors that need to clean up their front yards.

    • 7. Don't Railroad Historic Five Points  |  September 4, 2010 at 12:21 am

      Hi Mark,
      This situation has shown me, and others, that we need a Neighborhood Assocation so we can be more organized. I’m currently working on the very beginning details of that, will be able to devote more time after next week’s Coucil vote.

      Please note, this would be a Neighborhood Association, NOT a Homeowner’s association.

      Carole Meyre


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