Monday, September 4, 2017

“Save Davidson” Citizen Group Plans S.H.I.N.E. 2 Event for September 7

With Labor Day here and election season now "officially" underway, Save Davidson is keeping the momentum going after an atypically active summer in local politics.  Here is the press release for the group's next event.

DAVIDSON, NC – “Save Davidson,” a citizen group fighting the development of the Beaty Street Property is hosting its second S.H.I.N.E. event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at D9 Brewing Company, 11138 Treynorth Drive, Cornelius. The public is invited. There will be a cash bar along with A Worthy Dog food truck.

S.H.I.N.E. (Sharing Helpful Information Now with Everyone) will include updates on numerous issues around the town such as the Beaty Street Property, the hotel on Griffith, the Potts development, West Branch/Greenway, and the Rural Area Plan. One of the most recent announcements from “Save Davidson” was the appraisal from Valbridge Property Advisory/John Bosworth and Associates that valued the Beaty Street Property at $4.6 million. This is a stark difference from the town’s most recent appraisal of $1.77 million.

“The S.H.I.N.E. event is a response to the tremendous citizen interest in how business is conducted in Davidson,” says Denise Beall, one of the organizers of “Save Davidson.” “The proposed development of the Beaty Street Park Property has really struck a nerve across Davidson. We hope to continue to inform, educate and involve citizens and this event is designed to do that.”

Along those lines, “Save Davidson” encourages all citizens to remain engaged. “The September 12 board meeting is another important one for citizens to attend,” says Beall.

In addition to brief updates at the S.H.I.N.E. event, “Save Davidson” will share how they plan to be involved in the upcoming elections.

“We want people to have the chance to learn more and also have some fun,” added Beall. “Citizen input is critical and this is a chance for people to meet their neighbors and continue to build community.”

“Save Davidson” started as a Facebook page (now with 1,700+ members) and has coalesced into a group of citizens who is working to shine light on what they view as a disregard of a contract, betrayal of public trust, flawed process, lack of transparency, failure to include and acknowledge citizen input on publicly owned land along with increased traffic, loss of tree canopy and open space, and adverse effects to water and air quality.

Find more information at Follow Save Davidson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Receive updates via e-mail; write to add your name to the list.

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