Mayor Fournier and City Commissioners: www.romi.gov/Directory.aspx?did=46
Show Up — Speak Out
at RO City Hall City Commission Meeting, Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm (tentative)
ASK the Mayor and City Commissioners to: • Assist and support the efforts of Friends of the Main Art • Collaborate with stakeholders for a solution that benefits the City, Community, Property Owner, Retail, Bars, and Restaurants in Downtown RO.
EXPLAIN why it matters personally and to the community. • Economic benefit (projected) 40,000 unique visitors to Royal Oak spending $400 - 500k annually, with annual impact of $1.5M • Culture, character, quality of life • Importance of new development designed with Sustainability & Climate Action Plan Energy & Buildings standards (unanimously adopted by commission May 9) * www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32820/SCAP-Adoption-May-9-2022 (see slides 32, 42, 43, 46, 47, 94) • Supportive of Senior Services/Aging in Place vision “to become more age friendly and ensure that seniors are able to actively and fully participate in the community” * www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32820/SCAP-Adoption-May-9-2022 (slide 79 for Definition of Quality of Life, slide 80 referencing Arts & Culture) For more talking points or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
When the Main Art Theatre on the corner of 11 Mile and Main in Royal Oak closed suddenly in June 2021, it left a void in the community. Friends of the Main Art is an outgrowth of a grass roots effort to save the theater. We are a 501c3 non-profit, and our goal is to bring independent movies back to Royal Oak.
Help preserve independent film in Royal Oak for the enjoyment of the greater Metro Detroit community. Your generous donation will fund our mission.