Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 | Thursday night many of us navigated through, or otherwise circumvented, football game traffic to attend the December meeting of the Grantville Action Group. Those of you who stayed home to watch the sorry Chargers humiliate the sorrier Raiders missed two debuts.

First, our new District 7 City Council representative, Marti Emerald, came to speak to the group about her goals for her City Council tenure and for our community. For us in Grantville, it was a refreshing experience to hear from our representative that they will consult with the citizens, rather than hand-picked sycophants, before putting plans in motion to mow us down. In fact, the new plan is that any developments in Grantville will have to meet with the approval of the population of Grantville. Her office won’t have a difficult time learning what Grantville citizens expect, because District 7 will now have a rep at GAG meetings.

Second, we had the premier of the Grantville Action Group video, “Grantville is Not ‘Blight.’” Through current and historical video images and man-on-the street interviews, you can see just how “blighted” Grantville is — not very. This is why we keep fighting for justice.

At least now, we believe that we have a councilmember, who will be fighting with us, instead of against us.

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