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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Coalition wants formal disavowal of Tech Park use of neighborhood

Posted By on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 1:46 PM

The We Shall Not Be Moved Coalition, formed to oppose location of the proposed Little Rock Technology Park in residential neighborhoods north of UALR, has written Mayor Mark Stodola to praise him for asking for a halt to Tech Park development until the board of the city-financed agency can figure out exactly what it thinks a tech park is supposed to be.

But the coalition had another purpose in the letter: Urging Stodola to get the board to formally vote to remove their neighborhood from consideration as a potential site. Assurances of that have been given by various city officials, but no formal votes.

The letter follows:

Dear Mayor Stodola,

We thank you for your recent letter to the Little Rock Technology Park Board urging them to step back from site selection to clarify what it is they are planning to build. We appreciate your willingness to stand up for the taxpayers and ensure that the funds granted to them by the city are not wasted.

We urge you to continue in these efforts and further encourage you to stand with the citizens represented by our organizations and demand that the Little Rock Technology Park Board formally remove the Fair Park, Oak Forest, and Forest Hills neighborhoods as potential sites for the Technology Park.

The Little Rock Technology Park Board has said that they are no longer considering these neighborhoods, however, they still refuse to formally vote to remove them from consideration. We believe that this will go a long way to alleviate the worries of residents in those areas.

Thank you for your time and we eagerly await your reply. For further information or response please contact Kaitlin Lott at or 501-339-4588, or Donna Massey at or 501-231-6044.


The General Assembly of Occupy Little Rock

The We Shall Not Be Moved Coalition

Arkansas Community Organizations

Occupy Little Rock We Shall Not Be Moved Coalition Arkansas Community Organizations
501-218-5869 501-231-6044 2101 S. Main St. Little Rock, AR 72206

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