Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ordinance 1450 vote tonight in Blacksburg - Please attend!

From the desk of David Britt, President of Citizens First:

"We urge you to attend when Town Council votes on Ordinance 1450 this coming Tuesday, May 29, in Council Chambers, at 7:30 p.m. A positive vote, especially with overwhelming public support, will give Council increased say in large-scale development in Blacksburg . And the opponents of 1450 are mounting a strong campaign to defeat the measure. You may have received one of the telemarketing calls asking you to oppose the Ordinance.

You need to know that a huge crowd is expected at the meeting, so you may not get a seat inside the chambers. But if speakers can say that an overflow crowd is on hand to hear the outcome of the vote, their voices will carry greater weight. And everyone wishing to speak will be heard.

Reasonable people have inquired about finding a different, larger venue for this important meeting. The response was that transparency dictates that the vote occur at the time and place already announced. Further, the OBMS is closed, making its near-by auditorium unavailable. And, most importantly, television coverage is available in Council Chambers.

We invite you to attend this historic meeting, as a speaker or a witness."