It's a birthday today of sorts: the birth of the Promontory Point Controversy. And in honor of that anniversary, Hyde Park Progress is offering FREE BUMPER STICKERS!
Seven years ago, on January 17, 2001, the City held a public meeting to show the community its plans for the stretch of revetment between 54th and 57th Street. A Community Task Force was formed. Healthy negotiations with the City occurred. A 9-Point Plan was unveiled. The "Point Savers" rejected it and took over the Task Force. A Compromise Plan was unveiled. The Point Savers rejected that one, too.
-George Bush was sworn in as President. Twice.
And much, much more. Feel free to add your favorite event of the last 7 years.
And if you'd like a bumper sticker, send an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , give me your postal address, and I'll mail you one.
The Point has not been saved. It's time to fix the Point.