The seventh in a continuing series of our non-biased reviews of anti-development web sites which dot the Southern California internets. This week... SAVE EASTVIEW.
It's all about the kids. As you may or may not have seen on television and in the newspapers, kids love little league baseball. Especially in San Pedro, where the kids hope to use their baseball prowess to one day escape the mean streets of the SP. Then comes along those red-and-white monster bastards at Target who want to build a store on the same site where the kiddies play ball. All of this has lead to an uproar, with a web site, and the goal of stopping Target and preserving the little league park and the dreams of our children for now and into the future. Oh yeah, and if Target does come, the web site says, expect "traffic congestion, litter, noise pollution, and commercial sprawl." We suggest they also add "fat kids playing Nintendo all day."
What is it About: The children. Parks & green space. The negative impacts of Target on the community.
Buzzwords: "safe recreation for our children", "sportsmanship", "commercial sprawl", "negative impact of traffic congestion."
Last Update: No date provided. But it does have a countdown clock showing the time remaining until the kids lose the park.
Site Design: While only one page, we weren't left wanting for facts, pictures or linkage. It's actually a pretty well done site. Maybe a few testimonials from the kids would have helped, but they do link to several news sources that have done stories on the Eastview controversy. Most importantly we learn why we should save the park and how to help - sign a petition. There's also a link to the league homepage. However, there is no contact information provided on the page in case we want more info. Otherwise it's fairly well organized. And who can deny the children??
Our Judgement (on the scale of 1 to 5 NIMBYs, 5 being the best): 4.5 NIMBYs