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Help us stop Olympian Drive: The time is NOW for action

Posted 3/3/2010 5:19pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.
Dear Friends of Prairie Fruits Farm:

I know many of you have been following the situation with the proposed road extension next to our farm.  We are now in a critical period during which the local governments of Urbana, Champaign and Champaign County will be making decisions about whether they plan to contribute their portion of the $30 million budget to fund this road project.  As I write, a delegation of public officials and business interests is in Washington, DC visiting our Congressman Tim Johnson, Senator Dick Durbin and Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation to convince them that federal dollars are needed for this project. 
Please click on the link below to read more about what YOU can do to help us stop Olympian Drive. If local and federal elected officials hear that their constituents (not just a small group of disgruntled landowners, as they are casting us in the media) DON'T want this road, perhaps we can sway their votes toward a NO.   Thank you for your support.