Another Mother Day Manifesto

A Mom’s Manifesto to Occupy Malibu NOW

This Mother’s Day don’t just send a card.  Why not create a Manifesto and do something your mother would be proud of?

I dare you to show your Mom and the world what you are made of.

Malibu is an incredible place – just ask Miley Cyrus who recently released her newest video about living in Malibu (Malibu and Miley).

Malibu is sacred and filled with the wonders of nature.  We have thousands of acres of parkland abutting Malibu – Busch and Bonsal trails and the National Park Service, Malibu Creek State Park, Charmlee Park.  Indeed, Since the 1978 act of Congress created the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu is only of the only communities located entirely within the national park according to Surfside News reporter Suzanne Gouldiman.

Malibu is also a community that helps each other.  During the fires, we check on each other.  At the farmer’s market on Sunday mornings we say hi.  When we walk our dogs in our neighborhood or along Zuma Beach we know which dogs will bark and which ones just walk on by. When our kids join AYSO soccer or Little League, or enter the Tiny Tot Olympics our learn about community, team work, showing up, playing your heart out and winning and losing with grace and dignity.

Last week, the Malibu City Council our Malibu City Council voted 3-2 to shut the door on soccer fields, baseball fields, a skate park and/or any other type of field that could be used to bring our community closer together.

All our kids and community have is YOU.

2017 is the year of Occupy Malibu.  A local socio-political movement whose primary goal is to advocate community based facilities in Malibu that will serve the people’s wants and needs to be connected.

The first Occupy Malibu Manifesto will demand that the City Council reconsider it’s 3-2 decision to not consider putting playing fields and a skate park for our community at either Bluffs Park and/or recently purchased Trancas Fields.

Will you join this Mom’s Manifesto, or will we just send cards and flowers again and call it just another Mother’s Day?

If you join us:

1) Contact Malibu City Council:

Skylar Peak – Mayor Phone: 310-924-9881 or email SPeak@malibucity.org

Rick Mullin – Mayor Pro Tem Phone: 310-457-7502 RMullen@malibucity.org

Zuma Jay – Council Member Phone: 310-456-8044 or email JWagner@malibucity.org
2) Sign the Petition – https://www.change.org/p/malibu-city-council-we-need-to-explore-soccer-and-ball-fields-and-community-needs-at-bluffs-and-trancas-park?recruiter=6624630&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-lg-google-no_msg

3) Spread the word to make Malibu more community friendly for all.  Occupy Malibu will be meeting soon to organize next steps. If you are interested please join our Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for sharing, caring, and doing what you can when you can to make Malibu better tomorrow than it is today.  

Love,

Mom

 

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