“You Had Me at Hello”

~ Denise Cotter
Councilman Curtis Jones signing to the APOW petition to formally oppose the construction of the proposed commercial zipline concession in the Wissahickon. In the  background, Bianca from the office of Councilman Jones

Councilman Curtis Jones signing the APOW petition to formally oppose the construction of the proposed commercial zipline concession in the Wissahickon. In the background, Bianca from the office of Councilman Jones

It did not take much convincing for Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. to sign to oppose the zipline tree top adventure concession proposed for Roxborough, in fact he offered. May 7, 2012 at 12:53P.M., Jones formally joined the opposition.

Equipped with supporting arguments, letters from constituents in opposition, referenced fact finds and over 1200 hand signed signatures (plus 250+ online and a Facebook presence), the Alliance for Preservation of the Wissahickon (APOW) met with officials yesterday and shared their findings regarding the proposed concession by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Councilman Jones adamantly expressed “I will not support”, the proposed concession and added:

  • “I want my grandkids to enjoy ” Wissahickon Valley Park,
  • “I can’t imagine a bird would want to nest there”
  • Wissahickon Valley Park is “a beautiful, pristine area… I will work to keep it that way”
  • “You had me at hello”, regarding his interest to protect the area from this unwanted concession

Way to go Councilman Jones!
Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. also added “there is a process (within the government) to be transparent and the public is to be informed”.

APOWJONES_michelle-combined

Tom Stone*, Carmel Stone* (APOW Steering committee), Kris Soffa* (APOW Steering committee), Councilman Jones, Armando Rodriquez (back), Bianca, Jeanette Turnbull. Taking the photo was Denise Cotter* (APOW Steering committee), shown with Councilman Jones bottom right. *residents of District 4- Jones.

Michelle and Bianca, from the Office of Councilman Jones.

Michelle and Bianca, from the Office of Councilman Jones.

May 7, 2013 was an encouraging day for APOW.

That same evening we shared some details of the day with members at the biweekly APOW meeting.

In The Forest

By the sacred grove, where the waters flow
We will come and go, in the forest
In the summer rain, we will meet again
We will learn the code of the ancient ones
In the forest

~ Van Morrison

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4 comments on ““You Had Me at Hello”
  1. Donna M Kennedy says:

    Well done squeaky wheels!

  2. great news. good to see that the people still have a voice. sometimes you have to shout to get heard.

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