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Saturday at Festival … Take Home a No Bel Air Walmart Sign as a Souvenir and Prepare for Next Phase

19 November 2015

This just in form Bel Air South Community Foundation.

NB:Unfinished business – Big Box stores located in residential areas can overwhelm a community’s character and infrastructure. It is imperative that the county move quickly to pass Big Box legislation so that controls are in place to limit the impact of future developments.

On Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:12 AM, “communityinfo@bascf.org” <communityinfo@bascf.org> wrote:

This e-mail goes out to 1544 Bel Air South citizens who were relentless in defending their community.
Headline in Wednesday’s Aegis – “Walmart drops its plan for Bel Air”
Folks,
It has been a long journey full of twists and turns, ups and downs, excitement and disappointments….But in the end there was fulfillment. Fulfillment in standing for a cause that helped preserve the character of our community.

If you are reading this e-mail, you own a piece of the below:
From the founder of BASCF….. To the supporters of the foundation
From those who collected signatures…. To those who signed petitions
From those who stood at storefronts…. To those who canvassed neighborhoods
From those who inputted e-mail addresses…. To those who utilized the database
From those who created websites…. To those who garnered info from them
From those who e-mailed government officials…. To those who wrote to Wal-Mart execs
From those who submitted newspaper editorials…. To the media that covered the story
From those who distributed event flyers…. To those who responded to the call
From those who attended county meetings…. To those who took to the podium
From those who funded Walmart signs…. To those who placed them about
From those who waved signs at rallies…. To those who honked in support
From the engineer who scrutinized the traffic studies…. To the engineer who scrutinized the SHA
From the businessman who provided resources and strategy…. To the attorney who provided council
From the councilman who was the peoples advocate…. To the Exec who upheld the APFO
From the delegate who sponsored the second CIM…. To the senator who queried the state
From the big box that galvanized our spirit…. to hopefully an improved CF store and better quality of life for all.
Against all odds, our collective efforts prevailed! Well Done!
Unfinished business – Big Box stores located in residential areas can overwhelm a community’s character and infrastructure. It is imperative that the county move quickly to pass Big Box legislation so that controls are in place to limit the impact of future developments.
This Saturday – This Saturday at Festival by Rite Aid between 10:00 and 11:00, we will be handing out No Bel Air Walmart signs. Drop by and enjoy a donut, cup of coffee and a chat… and please, take a sign with you as a memento because it is without question the most memorable yard sign that any of us will ever see.
The Bel Air South Community Foundation

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