We thank you for coming out to the Wednesday, September 19, 2012 meeting at St. Maron’s Hall on Detroit’s east side. We also want to recognize those who have already RSVP’d to attend a meeting this week. Your input will help shape the outcome of the Detroit Agriculture Ordinance.
If you still haven’t RSVP’d and are undecided on attending, we need you to lend your voice now more than ever. The Detroit zoning board heavily weighs public opinion into their final decision. The future of commercial farming and its vast benefits are at stake.
Please RSVP to attend a meeting this week so that we can work toward larger land repurposing initiatives in the Motor City. Your commentary matters and can impact how the Ordinance is implemented overall.
To better equip yourself with the knowledge needed to give your story, review the actual document on the Detroit Urban Agricultural Ordinance prior to attending a meeting.
Sharing your thoughts at a public hearing can help you shape your community and Detroit as a whole through an exciting new industry.
Again, please remember to RSVP and lend your voice this month —there are only two opportunities left for you to show your support.
We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.
Hearing Dates and Locations
The schedule of meetings is as follows:
- Monday, September 24, 6 pm
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2080 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
(the incorrect address from first meeting notice has been updated)
- Tuesday, September 25, 6 pm
Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Detroit, MI 48219
The Proposed Urban Agriculture Ordinance
Courtesy of the Detroit Food Policy Council
A nice summary of the issues and the process for zoning urban agriculture in the City of Detroit.
The Detroit Food Policy Council’s (DFPC) Urban Agriculture Advocates Work Group meets monthly to work on Detroit’s agriculture policy issues. Contact Kibibi Blount-Dorn at DFPC: (313) 833-0396 or firstname.lastname@example.org