State Senator Rob Hogg organized a walk from Rompot neighborhood to the Prairie Park Fishery in response to a proposed rezoning for a Cargill rail yard.
The “It’s Not Over” walk was hosted by Rob and his wife Kate. The proposed rezoning for an industrial rail yard on the site of the Prairie Pollinator Zone in the floodplain would affect the modest working family Rompot neighborhood.
Friends, family, elected officials, and news media gathered to see the beautiful city-owned Prairie Pollinator Zone that will be ruined if the city approves a 12-track, 200-car industrial rail yard operating 12 hours a day, 365 days a year. The next and final vote happens at the Cedar Rapids City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 17.
Cedar Rapids residents – Please speak up with the mayor and city council to oppose the destruction of this quiet, beautiful land that is part of the city’s largest riverfront nature corridor. You can attend the Cedar Rapids City Council meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, December 17 at 4pm.
You can speak up at or before the meeting. Here are the emails to contact about this project:
firstname.lastname@example.org (thank Susie for voting no at the second reading!)