In the 1970’s, HUD demolished the Pruit-Igoe Housing Project in North St. Louis. Since then, North St. Louis and North St. Louis County have experienced continuous deterioration and disinvestment. Residents of North St. Louis and North St. Louis County have suffered through these steadily worsening conditions for more than forty years, resulting in the tragedy of Ferguson, viewed by millions. Now, the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) in South St. Louis needs a new headquarters and must choose between North St. Louis and a site 35 miles outside of the city. Executive Order 12072 requires that we give priority to urban areas when we move federal facilities. North St. Louis and North St. Louis County are in the Promise Zone. Locating NGA in the urban core will spur unprecedented private and public investment. We have created a new petition on “We the People”, a feature on President Obama’s website, WhiteHouse.gov: Enforce Presidential Executive Order 12072, and select North St. Louis City as the home of the new NGA West Headquarters. You can help by adding your name to this petition. If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by February 07, 2016, the White House will review it and respond!
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