- Lawton City Council
- United States of America
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, came to the City Council Member, emailed the council, spoke to friends, put magnets on your cars, joined groups. Thank you for standing up and letting your voice be heard.
The petition was able to achieve the positive outcome we hoped for. The vote was 6-2 The two no votes were Stanley Haywood and George Moses. The yes votes were Bill Shoemate, Michael Tenis, Dr. Rosemary Bellino-Hall, Jay Burk, Richard Zarle and Doug Wells.
What a wonderful time for those who support this project. Hopefully this raises an awareness for us all. I for one, plan to pay a lot more attention, and I'll make sure to vote!!
Once again, thank you all!!
Also, there is a group on Facebook called Lawton Citizens for Economic Growth. If you aren't a member, join. I'm sure, it will only continue to grow, and we can all work together, to create a beautiful and prosperous place to call home!!
Also, this comes from Beverly Tuberville Perry, "Important! The yes vote means they have to make changes to the contract and return in 2 weeks for another vote. We new to make sure that there are no kinks or delay tactics. Please stay tuned. I told councilman Haywood during the break that will will be watching closely for any delays. He was a no vote. But we are over the biggest hurdle"!!
******* Just a reminder, the next Council Meeting will be the 22nd of May. We need to stay diligent on this matter, because it is far from over. LEDA might try and delay this from going forward, and we have to make sure to keep together and strong. Join the Lawton Citizens for Economic Growth on Facebook to stay informed on the happenings. Also, the Bring Target to Lawton Facebook page, will also keep updating.
LEDA denies proposal for 82nd Street development project, citing "The effect of any financial assistance would be to incentivize the recruitment of retailers away from the city's high priority redevelopment project," Fitch said.
At one point, they were willing to put in 4 million to develop that area. 1.8 million has already been spent for improvements. That leaves a difference of $300,000 over the 2.5 million Hunt Properties is seeking, to be paid over a 10 year period, off of sales tax revenue.
The 1 1/2% tax revenue for 2.5 million is to pay for extra lights and infrastructure, the city should be doing anyway.
We, the undersigned, call on the Lawton City Council to approve a measure, that would allow Hunt Properties, to develop a 275,000 square feet retail center at 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway.
The Bring Target to Lawton petition to Lawton City Council was written by Starr Cannon and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.