Legal Fees and or Planting Trees

Hello, my name is Tony Gardner, and I am a resident here in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
I'll keep this short. A developer has proposed a 15-unit rowhome development, dropped into the middle of a quaint single-family home residential neighborhood. The development will destroy a single-family home with the intention to remove more in the future. The neighborhood residents have voted AGAINST this proposal 3 SEPARATE TIMES. The Des Moines Planning and Zoning Commission rejected the permit to rezone the area. We have received nearly 800 signatures in opposition to this development.
 
Here is the problem... The Des Moines City Council has ignored the residents, dismissed the Planning and Zoning Commission and decided to vote to move forward with this project.
 
The development directly contradicts the PlanDSM 40-year plan, and the spot zoning from this development has been deemed illegal by the Iowa Supreme Court.
 
Our small coalition of residents has done everything within our power and pocketbooks to fight to save our neighborhood. We have legal representation however are seeking funds to proceed with litigation.
 
Anything you're willing to contribute will go directly toward protecting the integrity and charm of our neighborhood with hopes the Des Moines City Council will side with residents and overturn their recent ruling. 

FUNDS RECEIVED IN ADDITION TO LEGAL FEES, WILL BE USED TO PLANT TREES TO REPLACE THE ONES ALREADY REMOVED BY THE DEVELOPER. 
 
Thank you
 
 

Organizer

Tony Gardner 
Organizer
Des Moines, IA

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