Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"The litigation ... has entered its appellate phase."

Thank you for your past support! Here is an update from Mr. John R. Robinson, President of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens' Association, on the Rock Creek Hills Citizens' Association website:

"The litigation over the pending conversion of Rock Creek Hills Local Park to a new middle school has entered its appellate phase. The RCHCA initial brief was filed on December 4, 2013 and we received the government parties’ answering brief on January 24, 2014. The RCHCA reply brief is due February 19 and oral argument is scheduled for March 5, 2014. After reading all the appellate materials and the supporting record, … [we] continue to believe that the appeal has a great deal of merit."

Ongoing litigation has ongoing costs. Please consider renewing your gift and supporting the ongoing efforts to save your park. Contributions of any amount are welcome. If you value the park's serenity, the sanctuary, and green space; if you value the soccer games, lacrosse practices, sunrise exercise classes, and walks in the park; the playground, hockey rink, and tennis courts – or even just the right of a community to preserve its public green space from bulldozers – then please donate in support of this legal battle. You can click here to contribute to the park's legal defense fund via via PayPal.

Thank you again for your support. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.