Stop the $700,000 Bailout of Baywalk!
Economic Development to the African Community Now!
Thursday, Sept 17th – 2 pm
St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th St. N.
If you can’t attend but want to take action, contact your representatives and make your voice heard – do so before Thursday at 2 pm:
• Email or call Mayor Rick Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-893-7201
• Email or call City Council at email@example.com, 727-893-7117
The struggle to stop the Baywalk bailout is ongoing. As you may know the Development Review Commission has approved the sidewalk giveway to Baywalk. The City Council of St. Petersburg will be conducting the “first vote” on the Baywalk Bailout and sidewalk giveaway on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 3:00pm at city hall.
The question of free speech hangs in the balance because the city is intent on giving the public sidewalk in front of Baywalk to Wells Fargo Bank which owns the failing entertainment complex. In addition $700,000 of taxpayer money, money that could be used to start new African businesses in the so-called Midtown area where 71% of the population lives at or below the poverty line.
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement is calling for all organizations, members and supporters to join a protest demonstration against this bailout and for reparations to the African community.
We will assemble for the demonstration at 2:00pm and the demonstratiion will start at 2:15pm and end 2:50pm.