Redding Business Owner: Take Back Our City; ‘Stand Silent for Change’

We must come together in support of Redding, our vibrant, beautiful city.

We can no longer sustain our high level of frustration and continue sharing stories amongst ourselves about crime, fear and damaged property, with no change, or hope for change in sight.

This month we have an opportunity to make a difference by “Standing Silent for Change” with our presence by the hundreds, even thousands, to demonstrate to Redding’s leaders – and prospective leaders – our degree of disappointment, and the fact that we will no longer accept the current state of our city.

Join us as we “Stand Silent for a Change” at 6 p.m. Wed., July 30, during Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti’s mid-year crime statistics report/town hall meeting at the Redding City Council Chambers.

Our goal is to have so many of us show up and Stand Silent for Change that we will fill the Redding City Council Chambers, and overflow out of the building.

Attend this meeting in a silent protest if you are fed up with the direction Redding has taken with crime, transients and AB-109ers.

Attend this meeting in a silent protest if you or your neighbors are experiencing crime, and you feel unsafe walking your dog, walking our new trails, or if you fear venturing into our city’s parks.

Attend this meeting in a silent protest if you have a business that experiences thefts, broken windows and vandalism.

Attend this meeting in silent protest if you are tired of cleaning urine and excrement from your business doorways and property.

Attend this meeting in silent protest and as a show support for our friends, our families, and the future of Redding.

No one has to speak. But our sheer numbers will speak volumes as we stand in silent protest for change.

Please share this with anyone who wants to see positive change in our city before it is too late.

What: Stand Silent for Change
When: 6 p.m. Wed., July 30
Where: Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti’s Town Hall Meeting; Redding City Council Chambers

Cynthia “Sam” Allen owns CAROUSEL boutique in downtown Redding. Click here to read a related story about Allen‘s frustrations as a downtown business owner. Click here for Allen’s July 15, 2013 letter to Redding City Council members

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate; and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.

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