I oppose Philadelphia City Council Bills #060901 and #060902 because (a) they allow large developers to bypass the Zoning Board for projects that may harm my community; (b) they virtually eliminate my due process rights to contest those projects; and (c) my consent was never sought by my Councilperson. I support comprehensive zoning reform that will place the will of every community ahead of the profit motive of developers and pay-to-play politics. I call upon my district Councilperson to follow the recommendation of the Planning Commission and table these bills until every community in Philadelphia meets with their respective district Councilperson to learn about the bills and have their opinions about them incorporated fully.
The African-American Business & Residents Association (AABRA) is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life in African-American communities. We offer assistance to any business, organization or individual who requests it, subject to our capacity to deliver those services. Our campaigns include rebuilding Brewerytown for the benefit of current residents, fighting eminent domain abuse, promoting responsible zoning reform, defeating gentrification, offering career training and adult education, offering business incubation, developing the Songhai City Cultural Center.
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