Late last year, the Council of State and City of
Raleigh finalized a contract that would allow the Dix Campus to become a
destination park for all North Carolinians. With views of the Raleigh Skyline,
Dix was positioned to join the ranks of America’s great urban parks, inspired
by Central Park and Golden Gate Park. Now the new legislature is trying to back
out of the contract.
Again, legislators are putting partisan politics
before the interests of the people. Activists, city leaders, and state
officials worked for 10 years to make the proposed 306 acre park a reality.
Now, using the legislature’s power of eminent domain, some members want to void
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Council of State and the City of Raleigh stepped up. Please send a message to your legislator and tell them the state
needs to honor its end of the bargain.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I'm writing today to oppose Senate Bill 334 & House Bill 319, the Dix Park legislation. The lease for the 325 acre property was finalized on December 28, 2012 and accepted by the Council of State. Now, less than three months later, this proposed legislation would condemn the lease.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]