It has come to our attention that a letter sent by candidate Ken Gold to constituents in Ward 1 on Monday contains a number of falsehoods regarding Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth and our activities on behalf of local residents. So let's set the record straight:
· We are an independent organization led by residents of Maryland Heights. We are not outsiders or non-residents, but everyday people who own property and run businesses in Maryland Heights.
· Our vision is to make Maryland Heights a better place to live by providing the residents of the city with an opportunity to make their voices heard. We work with the city to improve the public engagement process with residents.
· Maryland Height Residents for Responsible Growth sponsored a community open house with MODOT on February 17 at the Maryland Heights Community Center. MODOT briefed the audience on I-270 construction at the Dorsett and Page interchanges. The city’s public-works department discussed Progress Parkway construction and other Dorsett Road improvements.
· Our organization does not endorse candidates for political office. Our purpose is to provide non-partisan information regarding our community and its issues to encourage open dialog and independent decision making.
It is our hope that we can elevate the discussion of vital plans for Maryland Heights’ future through community conversation. The spreading of rumors and untruths serves no one who lives in the City of Maryland Heights. It only highlights the need for informed, responsible behavior on the part of our elected officials.
Join us this Saturday, March 13, for the first in our series of "Second Saturdays" community meetings. These informal gatherings are held on the second saturday of every month and are designed to give residents a chance to discuss what's on their mind regarding issues facing Maryland Heights. Drop in anytime during the morning to share your concerns and meet your neighbors.
Second Saturdays Community Meetings
9:30 - 11 a.m. Drop in anytime
St. Louis Bread Company at Westport
On March 13, we will discuss imminent plans for developing land in Howard Bend. One of the plans has been resurrected from 2008; another is entirely new. Either one would have a substantial impact on Creve Coeur Park, wetlands, and areas currently under recreational and agricultural use in the flood plain.
If you care about the park, if you care what type of development happens in Howard Bend and how development in Howard Bend will affect the rest of our city, we hope to see you at this Saturday at Second Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Louis Bread Company at Westport.