Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Charles River: Silence is consent

Charles River:   Silence is consent

I have reported on an outrageous attack from the Chair of the Cambridge City Council, calling me a liar based on the attached flier of which thousands of copies have been distributed to Cambridge residents.

He has indulged in typical Cambridge nonsense.  I have responded with facts and demanded an apology from the Cambridge City Council.  The Cambridge City Council has been silent in response to my demand for an apology.

One additional point which resolves the issue.

The flier cites and provided a link to the communication to the Cambridge City Council sent on June 6, 2017, and repeated to the new City Council this year.  It is posted at http://focrwg.com/agenda1.html.  This has been a very major document in each filing, 51 pages with detailed copies of each of two destruction plans for Magazine Beach filed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, matched to and traced to photos of pretty much every tree in the Magazine Beach reservation.  It responds to the outrageous blank check for destruction filed voted in by the Cambridge City Council in Order 1 of April 24, 2017.

The flier also cites and provides a link to our video on the destruction by  of hundreds of trees by the DCR and Cambridge on the Charles River east of Magazine Beach, between the BU and Longfellow Bridges in January 2016.  This video includes detailed analysis of destruction which appears to have been delayed to Phase III on which the DCR is currently working WITH CAMBRIDGE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT.  This is destruction of more than a hundred trees in the thick woods between the Grand Junction Railroad and the Longfellow Bridge.

That video is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTplCCEJP7o.

I have filed multiple additional complaints with the Cambridge City Council.

And the City Council has received a lot of responses from responsible people to the flier.

Instead, I have been falsely and publicly called a liar by the presiding officer of the Cambridge City Council, and the City Council has sat on its hands for 18 months since the first filing of that HIGHLY DETAILED response to the irresponsible blank check, order 1 on April 24, 2017.

In addition to the massive amount of facts incorporated in that flier by links to these two documents, and the massive filings by me since my June 6, 2017 letter., one fact stand out.

At absolute minimum, a city councilor MEANINGFULLY concerned with the environment / trees has massive amounts of reason to look into the matter.


End of discussion.

The flier:

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