This Sat June 29 9am: Community meeting on Dollar General, “formula retail” in Joshua Tree

There will be a public/community meeting on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9 am to noon, at the Joshua Tree Community Center.

The agenda will include:

1) Update and discussion of the Dollar General matter.

2) Summary and discussion of a meeting held June 20 among County Staff, members of the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance and members of the Chamber of Commerce.
Issues discussed at the June 20 meeting: a moratorium on formula retail businesses in the central district (boundaries to be determined); a permanent formula retail ordinance, excluding such businesses from the central district (boundaries to be determined); the Specific Plan process and time frame; an offer from the County to make some infrastructure improvements on county-owned roads in the central district (sidewalks, grading, paving etc)

3) The Chamber of Commerce will provide information regarding an upcoming membership/public meeting set for July 9.

Concerned, informed members of the Joshua Tree community involved in the fight against Dollar General to date will be present at the meeting to facilitate the discussion.

The Joshua Tree Community Center is located at 6171 Sunburst Avenue.

We will meet in the large meeting room. Note: this room is AIR CONDITIONED.

Please attend if you can!

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.
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