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An Open Letter from Community Groups on the Sports Authority


An open letter to: the Mayor of Knoxville, the Knoxville City Council, the Mayor of Knox County, the Knox County Commission, Randy Boyd, the Tennessee Smokies, and the Public

We, the undersigned organizations, propose that more time be given to allow the community to be involved in further discussions surrounding the baseball stadium project. Our organizations include residents from the surrounding neighborhoods, labor unions, community groups, business owners, and non-profits. Open, public discussion about the Sports Authority would benefit from the inclusion of our members and the public at large. We hereby formally request that the Sports Authority include representatives from our organizations.




We request transparency and public accountability during the negotiations of this proposed project. Our respective memberships, which include a wide variety of individuals with many unique interests and skills, represent many voices concerned about the public interests in this project. We have the knowledge and expertise to discuss and bring important perspective to this public decision. Our inclusion will allow this discussion to occur in a way that protects the various stakeholders and their respective interests. Our input is vital to the success of any proposed baseball stadium.

Thank you for your time. We look forward to your response.

Signed,

• Alliance House Community Coalition
• Appalachian Voices
• City Council Movement (contact: Charles Al-Bawi, caalbawi@gmail.com)
• Democratic Socialists of America – Knoxville (contact: Barbara Hickey, barbarahickey87@gmail.com)
• Interfaith Worker Justice of East Tennessee (contact: James Sessions, sessions5@icloud.com, 865-604-0669)
• Jobs with Justice – East Tennessee
• Knox Liberty Organization (contact: Erik Wiatr, erikwiatr@gmail.com, 865-659-6656)
• Knoxville Anti-Racist Action Brigade
• Rescue and Restoration (contact: Zimbabwe Matavou, 865-637-8246)
• Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) (contact: Adam Hughes, adam@socm.org)
• United Campus Workers, UTK Chapter (contact: Mia Romano, fairness@ucw-cwa.org)


Published February 5, 2021














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