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URGENT!! Huntsville Planning Commission Hearing
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November 20th 05:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 308 Fountain Circle, 7th Floor, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Contact: Samir 615-512-5520

If you are an enthusiast on any level, and enjoy the scene we have here, YOU NEED TO COME TO THIS HEARING TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!!

The Huntsville City Planning Commission is planning to destroy the only venue for one of the more popular aspects of our hobby--autocrossing. If this venue is eliminated, it will devastate one of the oldest enthusiast organizations here in Huntsville--Twickenham Auto Club and the sister club Tennessee Vally Region of the Sports Car Club of America. This will also continue to allow local legislation to destroy our hobby through things like the time limits imposed on the drag strip and the loud stereo ordinance.

We have already lost our rights to drag race safely at night at our drag strip because we didn't speak up. And now we're about to lose autocross. And if we don't say something now, they'll never hear us.

It's time to rise up and show up in force. Pure numbers are what we need to show that enthusiast interests will no longer be ignored. Bring every enthusiast you know and let our voice be heard.

I personally urge you to plan to attend this important meeting, and spread the news of this hearing to every enthusiast you know.

If you are unable to attend, please watch the session live:
http://www.traveller.com/coh/
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Old October 24th   #2
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Count me in.

I'm assuming we are on the agenda?
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you need to be on the agenda!just showing up in force ain't gonna do nothing. you also need numbers." this event brings in this amount of $$$ and this event brings in this amount. do people spend the night when they come,do the stay long enough to eat,do they buy gas/fuel here.anything you can think of that shows it brings in money.
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Seemed like they are expecting us...

From the City Interactive Imagine Huntsville Website with the Auto club comments.
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The Planning Commission will be made aware of the discussions and comments that are gathered through this interactive process. As Manager of Planning, I am serving as a moderator to help answer questions that I can and also take back information to the Commission. A public hearing on the proposed plan will be held by the Planning Commission on Novemeber 20, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Everyone is welcome to speak at that meeting and voice their opinions in person. Thanks for all the comments.
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even better!!
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I've never autocrossed but I'm dying too someday. I just told Marcus last night eventually we're getting a set of tires/wheels just for track use. Count us in for attending.
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I've never autocrossed but I'm dying too someday.
Come out this weekend and check it out. Slap a helmet on and go for a ride.
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Count me in.

I'm assuming we are on the agenda?
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you need to be on the agenda!just showing up in force ain't gonna do nothing. you also need numbers." this event brings in this amount of $$$ and this event brings in this amount. do people spend the night when they come,do the stay long enough to eat,do they buy gas/fuel here.anything you can think of that shows it brings in money.
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Seemed like they are expecting us...

From the City Interactive Imagine Huntsville Website with the Auto club comments.
Posted by marie.bostick
The Planning Commission will be made aware of the discussions and comments that are gathered through this interactive process. As Manager of Planning, I am serving as a moderator to help answer questions that I can and also take back information to the Commission. A public hearing on the proposed plan will be held by the Planning Commission on Novemeber 20, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Everyone is welcome to speak at that meeting and voice their opinions in person. Thanks for all the comments.
I've emailed the council using the email they have on the website. I haven't checked email today, but will post here the second I hear about the agenda procedures. I want us to officially be on the agenda. I don't want to see what happened to the drag strip to happen again.
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"Thank you for the invite. I hope the City Council Chambers can hold 10,000+ people because we will be there in force to be sure our opinion is heard. This is a very important issue to us."

Man i hope you know some people that know some people that know 5000 people.............lol.
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i would suggest that someone with better typing skills than i go over to huntsille racing and post something about this. it could and will affect all car folks in the huntsville area. just a thought?
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"Thank you for the invite. I hope the City Council Chambers can hold 10,000+ people because we will be there in force to be sure our opinion is heard. This is a very important issue to us."

Man i hope you know some people that know some people that know 5000 people.............lol.
And I'd love for that to be a problem for us.

The last time this type of issue came up regarding the drag strip, less than a dozen of us were present at the council meeting. And we all know how that turned out--the drag strip does not have the events that run into the evening the way it once did.
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i would suggest that someone with better typing skills than i go over to huntsille racing and post something about this. it could and will affect all car folks in the huntsville area. just a thought?
That's a great idea, as well as getting in touch with every enthusiast group in the city. This is a judgment that can set precedents that will effect ALL our enthusiast activities in the future. The scene may be pushed out of the city if these type of legislations are not fought. We must say something, and now.
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So what's the thing going on tonight at the tennis center
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So what's the thing going on tonight at the tennis center
I wasn't aware of this. What is it?
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Alert!!! Meeting times moved without much announcement!

"A second public forum will take place at the Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Recreation Center, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m., at 4600 Blue Springs Road."

"A final public hearing on the Master Plan will take place at the Planning Commission meeting in City Council Chambers on November 27--City Hall Council Chambers, 308 Fountain Circle, 7th Floor, Huntsville, Alabama 35801."

Mark your calendars!!
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Someone NEEDS to make a facebook event for this.
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Someone NEEDS to make a facebook event for this.
Do it. We've got no time to lose. Autocross and motorsports in this city as we know it are in serious jeopardy.
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So i'm lost.............I was under the impression this would be discussed at a city council hearing on the 20th???? What's the deal with this thing on the 18th?
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So i'm lost.............I was under the impression this would be discussed at a city council hearing on the 20th???? What's the deal with this thing on the 18th?
Originally, there was a second to final hearing to be held on the 20th. Then a 'surprise' hearing was held last week and the date for this hearing was changed to the 18th. There is a final hearing on the matter to basically put it in stone on the 27th, but that's too late.
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They are trying to sneak it in -
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Well i'll do my best to attend. kinda strange being on a Sunday.
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