Tomorrow night at 7pm the Petaluma City Council will be voting on a proposed project to build a massive strip mall shopping center at the former Kenilworth junior high site (where the swim center, skate park, race track, and fairgrounds now are). What does this mean for Petaluma?
-hundreds of non-union, low-wage jobs for mainly young people and immigrant workers, further driving down the standard of living for working people locally.
-air-pollution from increased traffic at an area of town where traffic is already bad (surrounding neighborhoods are almost all working class and immigrant neighborhoods- which will suffer the most from air-pollution)
-putting dozens of local people out of business and replacing them with chain stores like Target, Border's and more.
-Increased privatization of public space. Instead of parks, open fields, music venues, and other such spaces where community is built, this project will turn our town into a boring, isolated, consumerist hell.
PLEASE COME OUT TOMORROW (MONDAY) AT 7PM TO CITY HALL AND VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO THIS PROJECT!
We want good jobs, clean air, and community- NOT exploitation, pollution, and strip malls!
SPREAD THE WORD!