Committee for an Open Waterfront - Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Newburyport's Waterfront Needs Your Help!
In last year's primary election, two thirds of voters voiced a resounding NO! to private develpment on the central waterfront. But public opinion has been dismissed before and it can be dissmissed again.
Despite the clear message given at election time, some still argue we need to privatize our public land in order to save it. That is not true.
The city can create the park the people want without raising taxes or selling out. And we have a vision for how that can be done.
We see a public park with cafés and shops on either side built on land already held by private developers. The park, funded through fees and grants, is a flexible, landscaped, open space that will serve the city's economy, the growth of our community and the health of the environment. (see details under COW's Plan)
It is the most important gift we can give today to future generations of our city.
Please join us in the effort to stand up to those who seek to put our public waterfront into private hands. Your help is urgently needed.
What is an Open Waterfront Park?
Why are so many cities turning their waterfront land into a park? Why should Newburyport create a park on its waterfront?
Mayor Holaday has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the future of the Central Waterfront for Saturday, May 10 at the Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St.
Please make every effort to attend this important meeting! Let's show the Mayor what we know is true: that the majority of her constituents always have wanted and always will want a publicly-owned open waterfront!
[Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”, arranged and performed by Craig Duncan from the album titled “The Country Mountain America”, generously provided by Green Hill Music www.greenhillmusic.com]