Vincent Ferri, a Goshen environemental activist and a key person in trying to stop the imminent demolition of the historic Paul Rudolph designed Orange County Government Center, has written the letter below asking everyone to join a rally this Friday to show support for saving the OCGC. His letter appears in full below:
It is time to rally! It is time to show our solidarity and strength!
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, 10 April 2015, at 1:00 PM. While the courtroom assigned is not known yet, the hearing will be held in the Orange County Courthouse adjacent to the Orange County Government Center.
Additionally, after many discussions with the DEC, the DEC permitting specialist is planning a project site walk through soon. If the DEC determines that an individual SPDES permit is required because of the disturbance of over 1 acre of soil in conjunction with the proximity of a significant historic structure that will be negatively affected by the project, a number of stringent regulatory requirements will come into play.
PLEASE, IF YOU CARE ABOUT SAVING THE ORANGE COUNTY PAUL RUDOLPH GOVERNMENT CENTER, RALLY EVERY SUPPORTER YOU CAN FIND TO ATTEND THE PRELIMINARY HEARING.
PLEASE, IF YOU CARE ABOUT HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT, GET AS MANY PEOPLE TO THE COURTHOUSE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR HONEST AND ETHICAL GOVERNMENT.
PLEASE, IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WASTING OF YOUR TAX MONEY BY CORRUPT POLITICIANS WHO ARE MORE INTERESTED IN SELF-INTEREST THAN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, BE THERE WITH EVERYONE YOU CAN MUSTER TO SUPPORT TAX EQUITY AND AN END TO WASTE.
GET THE WORD OUT FAR AND WIDE. IT IS THE SAME ISSUE AS THE COMPRESSOR STATION IN WESTTOWN, THE GAS FIRED POWER PLANT IN WAWAYONDA, THE CLOSING OF OBGYN AND MATURITY SERVICES IN PORT JERVIS, OR VOTING RIGHTS AND REDISTRICTING IN ORANGE COUNTY.
IT IS ABOUT GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT FOR THE SPECIAL INTERESTS.
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Very truly yours,