Saturday, December 8, 2012, activist and actor Danny Glover visited the proposed Hantz Woodlands 'footprint' to provide support and encouragement to the people of Detroit during this time of unprecedented violations of the people’s rights.
Call to Action:
TODAY! Public Hearing on Hantz Woodlands
Monday December 10 6PM
Be there at 5PM to get a comment card!
East Lake Baptist Church
12400 East Jefferson @ Conner
TODAY! Call City Council members, tell them NO to Hantz and Yes! to a Community Land Trust. We need to do this differently!
KENNETH V. COCKREL, JR
ANDRÉ L. SPIVEY
TODAY! Let your voice be heard! #HantzOff #LandJustice #CommunityLandTrust
Community Trust: Our Communities Are Up to Us!
LEAP does not speak for us.
We, the Community Trust, are a coalition of organizations that have done sustained, substantial work on the east side of Detroit for many decades.
We have established youth programs, worked on anti violence efforts, organized business initiatives, encouraged economic innovation, established gardens, reclaimed homes, planted trees, developed new models of education, and supported artistic and creative activities.
Like all Detroiters, we have contributed to the support of public lands, and we have all suffered from their neglect.
Public lands are a public trust.
Public land should be used to further community health, welfare, beauty, independence, and interconnection.
Community Land Trusts are the best path for us to take for the future development of our city.
What We Want
The City Council should actively pursue policies, projects, and programs that support community based initiatives that foster self- sufficiency, community ties, and sustainable ways of living.
The City Council should develop a specific process for Community Based Agreements for all development projects effecting neighborhoods.
The City Council should explore Community Land Trusts as a way to protect public lands.
The Council should reject the proposed deal with Hantz Farms/Woodlands. The sale of public land to a single individual violates the public trust.
The Council should understand Our Community is more than LEAP.
The Lower East Side Action Plan (LEAP) does not speak for us.
They have no right to claim they speak for the whole community.
Their so-called community agreement is illegitimate. It is not a Community Benefit Agreement. It was not publicly negotiated through a broadly based, inclusive process. It is the product of discussion between Hantz Farms/Woodlands and LEAP leadership.
Signatures (partial listing)
• Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
• Building Movement Detroit, member Detroit Food Justice Task Force
• Creative Community Pathways, member Detroit Food Justice Task Force
• Coalition Against Police Brutality
• Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
• Detroit Evolution
• East Michigan Environmental Action Council
• Feedem Freedom
• Great Lakes Bioneers, Detroit, member Detroit Food Justice Task Force
• Opening of Detroit
• People’s Kitchen Detroit, member Detroit Food Justice Task Force
• Urban Network
• We Want Green Too
• Youth Educators Alliance
Detroit is Creating a New Model by Grace Lee Boggs
Hantz opportunity by Shea Howell
Ill-conceived Hantz Farms land deal should be dropped by Malik Yakini
Call to action: Public hearings on land use by Gregg Newsom