[update] THE FIGHT GOES ON, AND HOW TO HELP OUT

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The People, Friends and Neighbors of Joshua Tree are working hard to keep this space the unique thing that it is. In late November, Dollar General appealed our win to the State Court of Appeals. We held a public community meeting on December 18, 2014 to talk about options and all that. About 100 people were there and all were quite adamant about continuing our fight against this corporate predator. And so we’ve filed the required pro forma response in a timely manner, and made clear our intent to defend our win and our Community. Now comes some more work . . .

We need money to pay for this effort:  We have filing fees, a P.O. Box and other small stuff, but mostly, we are asking for help to pay our highly-skilled, kick-ass lawyer at a bargain-basement rate.

Our fundraising goal is $9,500.

Please donate online via gofundme

Or send a check to us . . . checks should be made out to David Fick with “JTDBA” or “Dollar General” in the memo line, and mailed to:

JTDBA
P.O. Box 1492
Joshua Tree, CA  92252

Or you can make a cash or check donation anytime you are in town . . . at the Joshua Tree Health Food Store, Windwalkers, Coyote Corner Gift Shop or Joshua Tree Outfitters. Most any other independent storefront in Joshua Tree would also accept your donation.

Thanks so much.

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This Sat June 29 9am: Community meeting on Dollar General, “formula retail” in Joshua Tree

There will be a public/community meeting on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9 am to noon, at the Joshua Tree Community Center.

The agenda will include:

1) Update and discussion of the Dollar General matter.

2) Summary and discussion of a meeting held June 20 among County Staff, members of the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance and members of the Chamber of Commerce.
Issues discussed at the June 20 meeting: a moratorium on formula retail businesses in the central district (boundaries to be determined); a permanent formula retail ordinance, excluding such businesses from the central district (boundaries to be determined); the Specific Plan process and time frame; an offer from the County to make some infrastructure improvements on county-owned roads in the central district (sidewalks, grading, paving etc)

3) The Chamber of Commerce will provide information regarding an upcoming membership/public meeting set for July 9.

Concerned, informed members of the Joshua Tree community involved in the fight against Dollar General to date will be present at the meeting to facilitate the discussion.

The Joshua Tree Community Center is located at 6171 Sunburst Avenue.

We will meet in the large meeting room.

Please attend if you can!