Neighbors retain legal counsel to fight to keep YMCA open, and email from Lee Powell

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090818/NEWS16/90...
I would like to see they Y stay .
and here is an updated email from Lee Powell at Cedar Creek
Dear Creeker,
This Sunday's Blade, ran a full page story on CedarCreek Church. For the most part it was favorable, but I am sure there are people who will find things to criticize. In act, we expect some of that criticism to be made public at Wednesday night's town hall meeting. Just to bring you up to speed on that meeting, the purpose is for CedarCreek to explain our intentions as to how we plan to develop and use the Y property.

I am hoping all the South Toledo Creekers show up as well as other Creeker's from Toledo. In fact, any Creeker in attendance at this meeting would be appreciated. I urge you to be kind, and civil; that means no booing or jeering the critics. You will be able ask your own questions and maybe be able to respond to questions of others.

Date: Wednesday, August 19

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Place: Teamster’s Hall at the corner of South and the Trail,

(435 S Hawley St).

Hope to see many of you there,

In Christ,

Lee Powell
Senior Pastor
Lee@CedarCreek.tv

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I don't really understand, if they YMCA organization wants to close that location how can they be legally made to stay open?
I get why neighbors would want to have it stay open but since its basically a private organization making a business decision how can they be forced to stay?

The YMCA receives public funding.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

From Lee Powel: I am hoping all the South Toledo Creekers show up as well as other Creeker's from Toledo.

Given that Cedar Creek is a big box church with several thousand members, I'm sure that Reverend Pissfire Pallbox will get a good turn out. My opinion is that the Creekers can follow the creek out to the middle of the lake and stay there.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Fantastic hand played by the Y today. Put up or shut up!!!!! If the neighbors around the south Toledo Y can find enough people to sign up for MAX Memberships by Thanksgiving the facility will stay open. Okay all you activists and organizers, time to put up your own money to keep something open that you've said is important to the neighborhood.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

"put your money where your mouth is" came to mind.

I was reading WTOL's story and something really irritated me- "But neighbors aren't having it. They say the city was bound and determined to close the Y without giving members a chance to weigh in."

Huh? The city is bound & determined to close the Y? This neighbor is smart enough to realize that the city isn't closing the Y, the Y is closing the Y.

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