FINAL Plan for the Funds
$500 - Traffic engineer to review our case and provide input and feedback (PAID)
$265 - Wizard Creations for 100 t-shirts (PAID)
$2,000 - Retainer fee for traffic expert - (PAID)
$6,900 - Remaining balance for traffic expert to testify at City Commission Proceeding
$6,000 - Attorney Fees (PAID)
$15,665 - Total
Kendra Fletcher will be responsible for withdrawing the funds from GoFundMe. She will distribute the funds via check or credit card payment to the appropriate companies listed above and post receipts to this GoFundMe page.
Somerset Charter School is requesting a Special Exception to rezone the land at the corner of University and Hillsboro for a K-8 charter school with 1,280 students. Many in the community believe that this will cause significant traffic problems on University and throughout the city.
The City Commission must evaluate the Special Exception request against the stated criteria in the code and only against those criteria. To vote a denial and have it withstand a challenge in a court of law, the City Commission must make a finding based on substantial, competent evidence (which is evidence presented by experts) that the request does not meet the criteria. Therefore, we have hired a traffic engineer and an attorney to represent the community at the meeting.
Hiring an expert will greatly increase our chances of having this Special Exception Request denied if the expert can provide substantial competent evidence for the commission to deny this request. The City Commission proceeding will be held on September 5, 2018 at 5pm and we encourage all community members to attend.
The funds from this GoFundMe will be used for the purposes of helping to oppose the Somerset Special Application. There will be full transparency as to the distribution of the funds. Following the City Commission meeting, a report on the distribution of the funds will be shared in this group.
Parkland Against Traffic is a group of community members who love living in Parkland and want to maintain our park-like atmosphere and easily movable streets.
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