Non-partisan grassroots coalition of Salem homeowners, renters &
small business owners who share concerns about the impact of opportunist development on Salem's environment, affordability & the city's diverse culture.
WHAT WE DO
Launched an Ballot Initiative Petition that would allow voters to decide if they support development on our wetlands and floodplains and their buffer zones.
Initiated a Temporary Moratorium by the city council for development in our coastal floodplains & wetlands until our ordinances are amended.
Alerted neighbors & preservation advocates of new proposal for Norman & Crombie Streets
Published information on percentages of increased pollution for Footprint Power Plant
Discovered records of contamination for Overlook Acres, Developers withdraw proposal
Created this organization & website
Rallied neighbors for 5 Harbor Street development, letters submitted and development withdrawn
Featured in the Salem Evening News
Guest appearance on Salem Now Part 2
Guest appearance on Salem Now Part 1
Protest at the Salem train station
Initiated a petition banning construction on our wetlands & flood plains which has gathered close to 2,000 signatures to date
Engaged local preservationists on proposed design for Norman & Crombie Streets
First press in the Lynn Daily Item
Solicited letters from SAFE & the Conservation Law Foundation regarding construction on the wetlands of the Overlook Acres project. New designs have buildings out of the buffer zone.
Invited to participate in TAP meeting regarding development at Salem High School
Organized a city sign campaign
with 400+ signs & banners place throughout Salem
Alerted neighborhood to development plans at Lee Fort Terrace
WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE'VE DONE
Educate & organize residents regarding our flood plains, wetlands & green spaces.
Bring citywide attention to the “affordability gap” in new housing by retargeting the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance to serve Salem residents.
& residential historic preservation - the cultural fabric of our community
Aid tenant organizing to keep people in their homes & in their community.
Develop new community leadership
which stands for the interests of the residents.
"Hardworking generations before us saw fit to preserve the beauty of Salem and now we invite you stand with us as stewards for future generations."