Monroe Park Advisory Council- Sittin’ Pretty, Pretty Classist…

3 Jan
The Monroe Park Advisory Council is the organization which created the plan for the renovations of Monroe Park. They are also very unrepresentative of the people who use the park. They also fail to represent the diversity of Richmond- or come at all close. I have found one concrete way to show how different the lives of many of the MPAC members are from other people in the City. Doing some background research I discovered the following which goes at least a little ways towards pointing towards the obvious class prejudice present in the Monroe Park Advisory Council. I did property searches on the City of Richmond website to see who owned property and how much it was worth. There is of course the possibility that I have the totally wrong individuals, although I have done my best to research honestly. The people I was not sure about are listed at the bottom. 

For full disclosure and to save the haters some time, here is the same information on myself:

The Wingnut has a total real estate value of 127,000. Worth a lot more to me though! (And owning ANY property at all, regardless of its value still denotes a good amount of privilege)

Owner: KARN MORIAH MARGARET

Mailing Address: 2005 BARTON AVE, RICHMOND, VA 23222

The Esteemed Councilman coming in at a relatively modest 264,000 value on his property:
Owner: SAMUELS CHARLES R & KRISTA M

Mailing Address: 203 N MULBERRY ST, RICHMOND, VA 23220

And now for the MPAC members:

Next Time Alice Massie tries to pull the poor teacher card….her house is assessed at over 1.1 million dollars. Those Monument Avenue addresses sure are pricey- but you’d have to pay me to live that close to statues of dead confederate assholes:

Owner: MASSIE WILLIAM MCKINNON JR AND ALICE MCGUIRE MASSIE

Mailing Address: 1643 MONUMENT AVE, RICHMOND, VA 2322000000

MPAC member Janice Nuckolls also lives on Monument Avenue- in a house valued at over 900,000 dollars:

Owner: NUCKOLLS STEPHEN C & JANICE H

Mailing Address: 1815 MONUMENT AVE, RICHMOND, VA 2322000000

Patricia Daniels apparently owns the Bed and Breakfast on Floyd near Crossroads which is valued at over half a million dollars:

Owner: DANIELS PATRICIA R AND MICHAEL C ROHDE

Mailing Address: 1129 FLOYD AVE, RICHMOND, VA 2322000000

Elinor Kuhn with a property valued at 647,000 dollars:

Owner: KUHN FRANK R & ELINOR M TRS FRANK R KUHN LIVING TRUST

Mailing Address: 612 W. FRANKLIN ST, UNIT C, RICHMOND, VA 23220

John Peters, apparent neighbor to Elinor Kuhn has a less valued piece of property, just 447,000 dollars. Uh oh, is someone either paying too much or too little in real estate taxes?!:

Owner: PETERS JOHN O & MARGARET T TRS JOHN O AND MARGARET T PETERS TRUST

Mailing Address: 612 W FRANKLIN ST UNIT 8-A, RICHMOND, VA 2322000000

No results for Turk Sties, although there are other Sties on the list.
Too many different James C. Hills to know which one is the correct one- plus they own more than one piece of property…
Couldn’t find Adele McClure, Todd Woodson, Brian Ohlinger or Dave Clinger either.

Keep Monroe Park Open and Free! The Monroe Park Advisory Council and their renovation plans DO NOT represent what is best for most Richmonders and are not representative of Richmond demographics. These mostly upper middle class white people are NOT in touch with what is best for the homeless, the poor, students, young people, working class people, etc. Their plan is classist and unacceptable.

http://www.monroepark.org

http://www.wingnutrva.org

http://www.monroecampaign.wordpress.com

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