Last night, a public meeting was held regarding the recent brightly colored face lifts on buildings in the Springs. Delaney Gold-Diamond, advocate for the new facelifts, created a petition to support the project, which received over 270 signatures in less than 24 hours. Gold-Diamond shared her thoughts on the discussion last night and has declared a “victory” for the project.
Hello everyone, I want to talk about two victories that happened last night.
First, I think the amount of people who signed this petition is a victory in itself. Yesterday morning I woke up with only 80 supporters, and this morning I found almost 300. This is especially amazing in light of the fact that the opposing petition has been basically stagnant for the last three days.
Furthermore, based on what we heard from the county officials, it seems that the paint is here to stay, which is fantastic news for the Springs and the whole Valley Community. There was a lot of arguing last night, about colors, race, “processes.” However, ultimately, freedom of expression won out. Even if neon orange isn’t your favorite color, this is a victory for local business here in the valley.
I’m also surprised and thrilled that my comments received so much support at the meeting last night. It meant a lot to be so welcomed in such a tense public forum, and I’m sure those interrupting people feel pretty silly now.
I’m in awe of my community. A thousand thanks for engaging with and supporting my efforts. I hope to see all of you at the next meeting!
And, as I said in my most recent Facebook status…
Freedom of Expression: 1
Monotonous Bigotry: 0