We The Residents of Grand Terrace a unique and separate association of citizens of our city want to share this information with the GrandTerracenews.blogspot readers.........
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Our group we the residents took to the streets of Grand Terrace discussing the cons of the Barton Rd center, (Me included). We had three separate groups sampling 3 totally different areas. With info in hand we talked to about 100 GT residents, after all three groups returned we came back with the same sampling, approx 97% of the residents oppose a Lowe's in our city period! Take in consideration that was after we educated them on the facts.
I was surprised to lean about the broken Brown act, back door dealings with city Mgrs and Council etc.
I believe that all this will come out in the end if Jacobson fails to get the Lowe's developed. What has happened is Jacobson was convinced by City Mangers and many council to purchase the property at X-millions in exchange for a 100% sure approval through the planning commission and the City council (Many laws broken here) not to mention ethics.
Our group will be out again tomorrow for more of the same, where we really need to go from here is a petition. In some part of the wording should state that if any city employee, council member has promised Jacobson LLC that if he purchased the property that they would push it through without proper procedures that person would be removed from their possession.
The city has to do another updated Barton Road study at the very least.
After today's 100 residents conversations its now very clear to me that the City council feels that they will go ahead with this project to protect us the simple minded residents....
We need to take control of this and send a strong message to the council
I ashed the residents to show up to the council meeting with just 8 1/2 sheet of paper with slogans like "No dirty Lowes" No to Barton Rd project, etc. This is simple and easy for all residents that show up to make. This I kinda like what you see on day time talk show where the commentator carries a card, the the people in the audience stating their cause.
We The Residents of GT