The City of Columbia has called a press conference and meeting tomorrow morning (July 25) at 9:30 a.m., on the second floor of City Hall, to discuss the recent developments with the Seaco expansion, including today’s news of lead contamination in the groundwater. More information about that development is available here. If you are available at 9:30 a.m., please join us to discuss the neighborhood concerns about the Seaco expansion with our elected leaders. Public input is extremely important. If you’re not available, please contact our City Council members to share your concerns. RCC’s concerns include:
- Rosewood is a 3000+ home neighborhood with 8 parks and 4 schools. It’s a neighborhood, not an industrial park.
- This expansion threatens the public’s health. Threats to public health demand an immediate response.
- This expansion threatens planned developments like the All Local Farmer’s Market relocation, Curtiss-Wright hangar renovation, and other local businesses that make the neighborhood a great place to live and work.
- Existing and future pollution threatens property values of our homes and discourages new residents.
- This pollution is only now being brought to the public’s attention.
We are asking the city to explore ALL options, including:
- zoning changes to prevent expansion
- a land swap with a business park or the county
- anything that prevents a HEAVY industrial, polluting plant from expanding into our neighborhood
It is important that our elected leaders hear from us about this matter. Please spread the word.
City Council Contact information:
Rosewood Representative Moe Baddourah
At-large Member Tameika Devine
At-large Member Cameron Runyan