Not everyone is excited about Ed Roski’s proposed NFL stadium. Take residents June Wentworth, Shiuh-Moing Ellis, Rex Yee, Lucy Pao, and Lawrence Reinhold, for example. These five submitted a letter to the editor calling on residents to come to Walnut’s council meeting on Wednesday to protest the proposed stadium.
This is the same stadium that is causing trouble among the Walnut City Council, and is reason for an alleged Brown Act violation that led to a slap on the wrist from the District Attorney’s office.
Here’s the letter that ran today:
Speak against stadium
We urge all Walnut residents to come to the Walnut City Council meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to speak out on the proposed NFL stadium to be built in the city of Industry.
Based on reading the Draft Supplemental Environmental Report (DEIR), listening to the developer’s presentation and applying our own experiences, in our opinion, the proposed stadium project will significantly and negatively impact Walnut.
The City will derive no benefit from the project, other than in the most general sense which in our view, equates to inconsequential probabilities.
As Walnut residents we must protect our most significant assets: our homes, our families and our quality of life. These are community values worth fighting for. We will not apologize for fighting and protecting our homes, our families and our city.
We do not accept claims that resident arguments regarding the NFL stadium and its impact on the city are coming from uninformed citizenry that just don’t get it and just don’t understand what’s good for them. We all have the right to oppose this project.
We believe Walnut residents know exactly what they are fighting for, particularly if given quality information in a timely manner.
We say, residents, trust your knowledge, trust your experience, trust yourselves! Thirty percent of Walnut residents have a bachelor’s degree, 9 percent have a master’s degree and 3.5 percent have degrees beyond a master’s.
We are leaders. We know what we want. We can see the truth!
Speak out on this issue! It is not a done deal. We can oppose this project even though it is not in Walnut’s jurisdiction.
Tell the Walnut City Council that we expect them to protect our homes, our families and our quality of life. Tell them that we do not want the negative impacts to our community the NFL stadium project will cause.
Tell the Walnut City Council to oppose the stadium.
June Wentworth, former mayor, Shiuh-Ming Ellis, Rex Yee, Lucy Pao, Lawrence Reinhold, Walnut