From the original plan in 2003, to the the restart of the planning process two years ago, this plan has been taking its time - waiting for a combination of funding, activism and politics to come alive. That time has come.
The plan is now complete (read it here, or see our preview of the planned changes). Because of the major changes it proposes, this was and still is a controversial plan. Not everyone was happy about the outcome, and not everyone was happy about the process, but it has certainly been the largest, most publicized, most well known effort ever done in the history of our neighborhoods.
If you want to see this happen, all that is left is to get City Council on board. Here are three things you can do to show support:
First: Write a letter to our city council members. Let them know you support the Foster Plan, and let them know why. To make this easy, we've created a quick email form you can use at the bottom of this page.
If you can, customize the letter to make it more personal, it'll mean more to city council.
Second: Come to the City Council meeting at City Hall on June 11th, at 2:00pm. We know this is an unfortunate time for most people to attend a city meeting, but I guess we've got to work around their schedules. If you're feeling bold, please give a testimony at the meeting - The more of your voices the better.
If you don't want to speak but do want to show support, please show up! Neighborhood organizers are providing large, visible FOSTER stickers to make it clear that the large audience is supporting the plan.
Third: Even if you can't come to City Hall in the middle of the day, come on out to the neighborhood After Party. Assuming this does go well, we're going to celebrate the coming changes that are sure to change the face of Foster forever.
This will be family friendly, so bring your kids and enjoy some pizza, pinball and brew! We'll be heading over after the vote (exact time TBD).
The form below will be sent to all five city council members, and will arrive from your name and email address. To really make an impact, please customize the letter in the lower box to share why you want to see the Foster Streetscape Plan adopted.No more submissions accepted at this time.