Friday, February 07, 2014

Bragaw Extension Opposition Meeting at 5:15pm Tonight At AK Regional Hospital

February 7, 2014, 5:15 to 7 p.m.
Alaska Regional Hospital's First Floor
IVY Room #1

   5:15 to 5:45 p.m. will be an open discussion.
   5:45 to 6:20 p.m. UMed Neighbor Representatives.
   6:20 to 6:45 p.m. Group discussion

A group of folks who haven't given up yet in fighting the road through the UAA campus that was budgeted in the last moments of the legislature last year, are meeting to continue that fight.  Here's an email I got about it:

A meeting concluded this last week.  It was a group of tired community members. For many it had been more than a decade of meetings held by professional planning engineers.  The fiscal responsibilities for the professional’s project meetings with the public were required.  They were designing a road that would cost millions.   The people who have followed the ongoing attempts to put a road through work in this Center, or are students, patients, residents, and a large number of sport enthusiasts, walkers or bikers.
   A large percentage of the new road users would be going to Southern Anchorage or the highway south. This type of traffic would add a new population of travelers through Anchorage’s richest enterprises.
   The number one employer (health) in the state is found most in this district,
and the largest university (education), plus a burgeoning support industry.
   The folks at the meeting were those who knew the tough impacts the damaging
project would cast on a wealth of unique resources in this one special place.
   As one member put it, "We must be working to build world-class health and
education campuses." Followed by, "How are we doing?" That question drove thegroup to a commitment of action.

Tonight, at the end of the citizen comments. There will be a UMed community paneldiscussion. Professors, doctors, Community Council officers and other neighbors will outline the hazardous impacts. Key also, asking how such investment in one small group’s unexplained desire, could have ignored the actual words of so many citizens!

I've agreed to be on the panel because I think this is an important call.  Gotta run and prepare.  

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