- Janesville City Council
- United States of America
The Monterey Hotel is probably the most historic building in downtown Janesville.
Some of her most famous guests were John & Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong and founder of publishing giant Time Inc., Henry Luce. Even greater than these guests have been the celebrations of life by the people of Janesvile and Rock County.
The Monterey Hotel has been abandoned and neglected for 20 years and recently turned into a cell phone tower.
We, the undersigned, call upon the city manager of Janesville, WI, and the city council of Janesville, WI, to take back the Monterey Hotel from its current owner Jim Grafft, thru eminent domain laws, and find a developer who will restore the hotel to its original splendor and purpose.
We also call upon them to support, promote and to completely implement the "Monterey Hotel Area Plan," developing the area as a tourist and commercial attraction.
The Save The 'Rey petition to Janesville City Council was written by Steve Trueblood and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.