Occupy Cargill, Occupy DMB!
Stop developers from paving over the Bay!
APRIL 23, REDWOOD CITY - Members of OCCUPY REDWOOD CITY have formed an autonomous action group called "OCCUPY SALTWORKS," a group dedicated to halting the Saltworks development project proposed by DMB Associates. The giant agribusiness Cargill has given DMB the authority to develop Redwood City's former salt ponds.
Occupy Saltworks opposes the Saltworks development for a wide variety of reasons. Among their concerns are: the negative impact the development will have on union jobs at the Port of Redwood City; serious environmental risks related to flooding, sea level rise, and earthquake liquefaction; the project's multiple violations of smart growth principles; the ties members of city government like council member Rosanne Foust have to this for-profit development scheme; and the economic and environmental damage the development will cause to the lower income communities and communities of color of Redwood City.
For a detailed breakdown of Occupy Saltworks' concerns, a draft statement can be read here.
In honor of Earth Day weekend, Occupy Saltworks' first action against Cargill and DMB will take place on Monday, April 23. Occupy Saltworks has been endorsed by Occupy San Jose (OSJ) and is actively looking for the endorsement from General Assemblies of other Bay Area Occupy groups. Occupy Saltworks is committed to being a nonviolent direct action group that aims to collaborate with other community groups and concerned residents in Redwood City to stop the Saltworks development.
WHEN: APRIL 23 (MON). People will begin to gather at 3 PM, will rallies to begin in earnest at 3:30. Those who want to speak out against Cargill, DMB, or the City Council will start doing so at 4 PM.
WHERE: DMB Associates' Redwood City office: 1700 Seaport Blvd. Suite 200, Redwood City.
WHAT: Protest and march at the Pacific Shores business complex where DMB Associates is located. We will rally and speak out as close to the front of DMB Properties' RWC office as we can. After that we will continue to rally and march, and we invite members of the public to stay on and have a picnic dinner by the bayside walking trail that surrounds the business park.
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Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 20th, 2012 10:22 AM