In September 2011, participants in a conference on the Military Industrial Complex at 50 included Mayor Dave Norris, City Council Member Kristin Szakos, and then-candidate but now City Council Member-Elect Dede Smith. As the mayor pointed out at the time, that’s a majority of a five-member council. We plan to attend the new council’s first meeting on January 2, 2012, to request consideration and passage of a resolution. We have begun collecting signatures beneath this statement:
“I believe the City of Charlottesville should follow the example of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and pass a resolution supporting efforts to speed up the ending of current U.S. wars, and calling on Congress and the President to bring the war dollars home to meet vital human needs, promote job creation, rebuild our infrastructure, aid municipal and state governments, and develop a new economy based upon renewable, sustainable energy.”
Please print out and make copies of these forms for gathering signatures offline: PDF.
Please read and comment on this draft resolution to be proposed to City Council.