This petition is in response to the Herndon Town Council's decision to vote down the Diamond-Herndon LLC hotel-retail proposal. We feel that the benefits to the town including additional shopping, dining and tax revenue far outweigh any perceived negative aspects of the plan. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposal and citizen input at public hearings were overwhelmingly in favor of the project. We feel your vote did not reflect the greater Herndon community and urge you to reconsider your decision. Furthermore, we are concerned that voting down this proposal sends a clear message to developers to stay away from investing in Herndon.