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Protest and Presence at the Tucson City Council Meeting!

Action Alert!!
Rio Nuestro- Protect Chuk Shon


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Protest and Presence at the Tucson City Council Meeting
5pm
Presidio Park
255 West Alameda
Tucson, AZ

On Wednesday, February 22nd, do the following THREE things to Protect Chuk Shon:

1) Contact the Tucson City Council
2) Protest outside the City Council meeting at 5pm
3) Attend the City Council meeting and stand against the Rio Nuevo Board

Contact the Tucson City Council
Tell them to stand strong against the Rio Nuevo Board suit! We need to demand that the land at the Chuk Shon site be restored and the Tres Mesquites landfill be remediated! Tell them that we demand:

Restoration of the land, especially the remediation of the Tres Mesquites landfill;
Representation of the people of Tucson and the Tohono and Akimel ‘O’odham nations on the Rio Nuevo Board–not appointees from the Governor and State Legislators who do not respect Tucson’s heritage;
Stand strong in the mediation and don’t give away our heritage–NO DEVELOPMENT that is not in accord with the original intentions approved by the voters!

Contact information for the Mayor and City Council:

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Email: mayor1@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-4201

Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero
Email: ward1@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-4040

Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham
Email: ward2@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-4687

Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich
Email: ward3@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-4711

Ward 4 Vice Mayor Shirley Scott
Email: ward4@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-3199

Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres
Email: ward5@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-4231

Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik
Email: ward6@tucsonaz.gov
Tel: (520) 791-4601

Thursday, February 24, 2012

Contact the Rio Nuevo Board!

On Thursday, February 24th, contact the Rio Nuevo Board. Tell them we demand:

  • Restoration of the land, especially the remediation of the Tres Mesquites landfill;
  • Representation of the people of Tucson and the Tohono and Akimel ‘O’odham nations on the Rio Nuevo Board–not appointees from the Governor and State Legislators who do not respect Tucson’s heritage;
  • STOP THE SUIT against the city and people of Tucson!

Contact info for the Rio Nuevo Board:

Board Chair, Jodi Bain:
Email: jabdistrict@hotmail.com
Tel: (520) 721-1900
*Ask to speak to her directly, if if she is not available, leave a message.

Vice Chair, Mark Irvin
Email: mark@markirvin.com

Treasurer, Jeff Hill
Email: jhill548@aol.com

Secretary, Alberto Moore
Email: albertomoore05@gmail.com

Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facility District (520) 792-4800

Background:

The City of Tucson is in mediation with the Rio Nuevo Board, and we need City to stand strong for the people of Tucson and NOT to sell us and our heritage out!

The Rio Nuevo Board has decided to go ahead with its suit against the City and People of Tucson in their land grab attempt to take ownership of Tucson’s birthplace and to open it up for private development. This is in direct defiance of the original voter approved and community supported plans for the area to be a place that honors and celebrates Tucson’s heritage.

The Rio Nuevo Board is made up of SB1070 supporters, opponents of Ethnic Studies, NAFTA lawyers and big real estate developers. It includes members such as Rosemont Copper lobbyist Rick Grinnel and Alberto Moore, one of those responsible for the destruction of Barrio Viejo in order to build La Placita and the Tucson Community Center.

We cannot allow the original Chuk Shon to become a private profit playground for people who are completely out of touch with our heritage and community values.