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Thursday, February 10, 2011

RULE Calls Community Forum: New Focus

Residents United for a Livable Emeryville
RULE To Expand Resident Benefits Campaign At Forum

The grassroots resident organization known as RULE (Residents for a Livable Emeryville) has announced they intend on broadening their scope of interest and they are soliciting feed back from all Emeryville residents in an upcoming community meeting.  Previously the community organizing group mostly centered their concern with the Bay Street mall expansion known as Site B and how it should better address residents needs but Madison Marquette, the mall developer has recently put off plans for the expansion for at least two years.

Founding RULE member Judy Timmel said of the upcoming meeting, "With Bay Street now on the back burner, there still are many resident concerns that we the Emeryville residents need to push.  We realize there are different and disparate grassroots community groups that have formed around specific neighborhood objectives and it would be mutually beneficial to channel this energy for resident interests city-wide".  Ms Timmel added, "A lot can be accomplished when we work in concert together".

RULE plans to continue its community activist work by engaging the city council and also to help change the make-up of the council at the voting booth.  They announced they will begin election work for the November city council election when three seats will be contested: those now occupied by Ken Bukowski, Nora Davis and Ruth Atkin.

All Emeryville residents are invited to the community forum.  Bay Street mall community room (two floors below the AMC movie theater) Saturday February 26th, 3:30-5:00 PM.  Below is the RULE flyer for the forum:

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