Press Release: City Report Shows Residents Overwhelmingly Support KEEPING Hollywood Street Names -
Press Release August 28, 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Doug Guetzloe - (407) 312-1781 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY REPORT SHOWS RESIDENTS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT KEEPING STREET NAMES - OUTSIDERS DON'T
Hollywood - A newly-released Document from the City of Hollywood shows conclusively that it is outsiders that are demanding the City of Hollywood change three embattled street names.
The document, logging the communications received by the City on the matter dating to early 2017, shows that the overwhelming majority (93%) of those expressing their views about the street naming issue are opposed to planned renaming.
Save Our Streets, a grassroots organization of outraged Hollywood residents, established over a month ago, obtained a document showing their overwhelming successful in communicating to the City that they do not want their street names changes.
"We're very pleased with our grass-roots efforts to date in making contact with the mayor and City Council to let them know that the citizens of Hollywood are overwhelmingly opposed to any move that might change or alter our street names here in the City," stated Cynthia Baker, one of the coalition leaders.
However, a review of the document shows that only 7% of the 323 who contacted the City on the issue were in favor of changing the names, while only 2 (less than 1% of the total) actually live on one of the affected streets. The other opponents either withheld their address, or were from outside of Hollywood or lived on non-affected streets.
"This is the same thing we saw in Tampa and Bradenton" said Save Southern Heritage - FL ("SSH FL" spokesman Doug Guetzloe. "Outsiders are the ones making the demands - not locals" he added.
"One of the 'take down' proponents, Wendy King, who withheld her address from the City when asking for change of the street names, even drove to Tampa to demand that they 'take down' their precious, beautiful 1911 War memorial, "Memoria in Aeterna" there" Guetzloe noted.
A Study conducted by Save Southern Heritage - FL about those demanding Hillsborough County remove the Memorial showed that Ms. King lives in Coral Springs and is an Animal Rights activist.
"We expect the Mayor and City Council to pay attention to the residents and voters and not to a lunatic fringe group from out of town that have bullied and intimidated us and threatened violence unless the street names were changed," stated Sylvia Koutsodontis, Chairman of the Save Our Streets Coalition.
Save Our Streets Coalition is comprised of dozens of individuals and organizations that oppose this move by the city to take away the rights of citizens to self-determination for their street names. Leading the statewide effort to prevent these types of anti Heritage activities are the Save Southern Heritage - Florida along with the "Save Their Honor" veterans organization which is helping to lead the fight to protect Florida and American history from historical vandalism, especially as it relates to veterans and War memorials.
A recent Voter Poll commissioned by SSH FL showed overwhelming opposition across the city to changing the names of these streets.
The Hollywood City Council is scheduled to meet on August 30th to discuss the name changing move and will hopefully vote against changing any of the names and allowing citizens to decide.
SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a 501 c(4) public welfare corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History. It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and Erase-ism levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina's historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected.
SSH FL does not condone racism and as such we do not support any group or person that does. We respect the rights and privileges of all as bestowed on them by their creator and expect those in our association to respect and treat others as they themselves would wish to be treated. The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Florida Legislature that are part of a hate campaign led by Anti-American extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida society. Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in Heritage battles throughout Florida including the We'll Remember in November Campaign that resulted in #heritagehater candidates to loose elections in Florida. More info: www.sshfl.org.