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Attend City Council Candidate Forum, support the communitygardens and Environment

  • Subject: [cg] Attend City Council Candidate Forum, support the communitygardens and Environment
  • From: Aresh aresh@moregardens.org
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 23:46:54 -0500

Community Shout Out II
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 (new moon)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Church of The Resurrection 790 Elton Avenue (Corner East 158th Street)
Subway: 2/5 Train, 149th and 3rd Avenue Station

Invited: City Council Candidates from the 17th District
William Alicea
Maria del Carmen Arroyo
Arline Parks
Alberto Torres
George L. Torres
Charles R. Serrano
Peter J. Serrano
Setting the Agenda & Accountability Session

Sponsored by
The Center for Social Empowerment The Resurrection United
Methodist
Church
AFLCIO Public Employees Federation (Hispanic Committee)
Asociacisn Pro-Derechos del Confinado Pueblo En Marcha
Bold Eagles Association Rincsn Criollo Cultural
Center, Inc.
El Maestro Cultural & Education Center, Inc. (UTBA, Inc.)
Friends of Brook Park SEBCO Community Development
Corp.
Green Worker Cooperatives South Bronx United Gardens
Greening for Breathing Southern Bronx River
Watershed Alliance
Iglesia Episcopal San Juan Bautista Sustainable South Bronx
Instituto Latino de Cuidado Pastoral The Point CDC
Mothers on the Move Youth Ministries for
Peace & Justice
More Gardens! Coalition & other organizations
New York Civic Participation Project
Nos Quedamos/We Stay
Rosanna Rosado, Director 718-665-9073 x113 - Hector Soto, Esq.
267-978-6628



ENVIORNMENT / POLLUTION AND CONTAMINATION

CONCERN: The South Bronx has a high concentration, more than its fair
share, of waste transfer stations, power plants, truck routes, major
highways, high-risk plants and operations like the NY Organic
Fertilizer Co. (NYOFCO) and, more recently, a Con Ed gasification
plant. Separately and collectively, these elements pose a continuing
threat to the healthy and welfare to all the residents of the area. It
is no coincidence that the South Bronx has one of the highest asthma
rates in the US.

COALITION SUPPORTED OBJECTIVES FOR CANDIDATE COMMENT:
(candidate comments should be as specific and concrete as possible
regarding his/her position and what he/she would do as a City Council
member to achieve the objective.)

 We oppose the building of the proposed NYPA 1000 megawatt power
plant in Port Morris at the Oak Point site

 We support the implementation of a true and equitable solid waste
management plan including specific efforts towards a zero waste policy,
and closing the loopholes of the current Solid Waste Management Plan
legislation.

 We support the closing not the expansion of the NYOFCO plant.
Similarly, the Waste Management Co. plant should not be expanded.

 DEP process/authority to make decisions concerning the placement
and/or licensing of power plants, waste facilities, etc. should be made
to be more responsive to community concerns and positions.

 Truck traffic in and through the South Bronx in general, and Hunts
Point in particular, needs to be better regulated including strict
enforcement by the police and traffic enforcement agents of the truck
idling laws.

 We support the community alternative plan for the Sheridan
Expressway, which includes tearing it down.

 We support the implementation of the Homes and Gardens Plan in the
Melrose area to make our endangered community gardens permanent, and
increase them, to correct the unjust ratio of community open space
versus the number of population, including upkeep and funding to our
Parks



The More Gardens! Coalition is a group of community people, gardeners, and
environmental and social justice activists committed to revitalizing and
enhancing existing community gardens and making more gardens!
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