SVC supporters once again showed up in remarkable numbers on Aug. 13, when the Davenport City Council considered a veto override action. Unfortunately the Council failed to override the mayor's veto. According to Vice President for Finance Mike Poster, the university is taking time to look at all options.
Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, President of St. Ambrose, wrote a letter to the editor of the Quad-City Times:
St. Ambrose will persevere
The Quad-City Times editorial board wrote two pieces about the Mayor's veto decision and the Council's failure to override it:
Council minority erects development roadblocks
"Ambrose veto creates problems."
The Davenport City Council voted to approve the University's St. Vincent's Center re-zoning request on Wednesday, July 9. Find links to local media coverage of the decision at "SVC Moves Forward."
The Quad-City Times editorial page has weighed-in with a thoughtful editorial, "Choosing neighbors," saying "We've seen the university as a good neighbor to the people around this property and the entire Quad-City region. We've seen the university change course to respond to neighbors' concerns." Read the Quad-City Times editorial.
The Plan & Zoning Commission voted to approve the University's St. Vincent's Center rezoning petition by a vote of 7-3 at their May 20 meeting. Read the Quad-City Times story.
Friends of St. Ambrose and Assumption High School — and the SVC development plans — made a strong turnout for the May 6 Plan & Zoning Commission public hearing. An estimated 400-plus supporters wearing blue and sporting "YES SAU Stadium" stickers made a powerful statement about the breadth and depth of community support for the project. Click to read media stories about the hearing and to view video of SAU speakers.
SAU officials filed the formal PID application with the City on Monday, April 7. View application files on the Final PID Application webpage.
The independent "SAU Stadium Yes" Facebook group has organized a campaign to produce and place yard signs to show support for the SVC plans. Check out photos and comments posted, and consider joining on the "SAU Stadium Yes" Facebook site.
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