Action alert: Ask Pickering to vote against sprawl Feb 22
SAY “NO” TO SPRAWL -- SAY “NO” TO URBANIZATION OF NORTH-EAST PICKERING (GREENWOOD)
The past Durham Regional Council voted to urbanize an enormous tract of land in North Pickering (Greenwood). BUT the Province rejected this proposal as it is contrary to “Places to Grow”. Durham Region has appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board --they are spending our Tax Dollars to fight FOR sprawl!
In 2010 Pickering Council supported the development of Greenwood; with new representatives we must reverse this position. Pickering Regional Councillors O’Connell, McLean and Rodrigues oppose the urbanization of North East Pickering and want Pickering Council to tell Durham to abandon their appeal and oppose expanding the Urban Boundary
On February 22, 2011 a Motion will be presented to Pickering Council that “SAYS NO” to:
X Increased traffic and sprawl in rural Pickering
X Increased taxes to pay for infrastructure and future operational needs for 30,000 more residents
X Increased flooding in Ajax/Pickering
X Destruction of water quality, wildlife and some of the finest farmland in Ontario
What can you do?
Tell them to support the Motion that says NO to Sprawl!
Call the Mayor Dave Ryan (905) 420-4600
Call City Councillors: David Pickles (905) 426-5442, Doug Dickerson (905) 420-4605, Kevin Ashe (905) 420-4605
or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get on the Council agenda, by calling (905) 420-4611 and registering to be a delegation
ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2011 AT 7:30 PM ATTEND THE COUNCIL MEETING AND SEND A STRONG MESSAGE THAT SAYS NO TO SPRAWL.