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Help us save the Farm. We only have about 4 months.
Petition To Elected Representative
Dear Elected Representative and Impact, Active, Miss Me, and Poetry, Petition summary: The City of Los Angeles has informed The South Central Farmers and community that they are going back on an eight year deal that was a back-room deal in 2003. Not only did the community lose the South Central Farm, supposedly there was a community benefit of 2.6 acres for soccer fields. Now we stand to lose that again because the city wants to take cash from the developer for the land. The buyers of the site have been identified by Jan Perry's staffer as, "I do have their names, and I can grab them." She eventually came back with a list of company names: Impact, Active, Miss Me, and Poetry." We request that these companies withdraw before their "BRANDS" become tarnished with the destruction of the SCF Farm. "As far as we know, in the tortured history of this piece of land over the last 25 years, the most productive use of it was the urban farm that lasted 14 years. No one wins with the land lying empty and fallow." -LA Times Editorial: A South-Central garden spot again? May 12, 2011 Action petitioned for: We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders, the city and Impact, Active, Miss Me, and Poetry are not acting in good faith by changing an already bad deal from 2003. We demand that South Central Farm be restored and that the developer be compelled to deliver on the open green space that was promised in 2003. Additionally, There's a small window of opportunity, just four months, to restore the South Central Farm to the Farmers and the community that cultivated it for nearly 14 years. I urge you, as my representative, to make every effort to see that the Farm is returned to the community and to Los Angeles. The South Central Farm is vital for South LA, a region that is critically short on healthy food. It needs to be restored as an educational center for families to teach their neighbors and their children how food is grown and prepared. And Los Angeles needs the South Central Farm to prove to the world that we respect our low-income neighborhoods and prize green space for all our residents. You are a decision-maker who will help determine whether Los Angeles has room for the South Central Farm. I need you to support the restoration of the South Central Farm and to urge your colleagues to do the same. The bulldozing of the Farm was a wrong that can be righted. An opportunities like this doesn't come along often, and you have the capacity to help make it right. I'm counting on you, and so is the rest of Los Angeles. Sincerely,
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