Documented Opposition

Documented Opposition to the Townhomes at Bradley Cove and Support for an Oceanfront Park on the North End Beach of Asbury Park

1. Petition Signatures:

- 2543 signatures

- 400 from Asbury Park Residents, over 2000 from Monmouth County residents’

- 1,778 petition signatories on the Save Asbury Park email list

2. Letters:

- October 2009 – Asbury Park Sustainability Committee

- November 2009 – Asbury Park Environment and Shade Tree Commission

- February 2010 – 557 letters delivered to the Asbury Park Governing Body

- October 2011 – 502 letters delivered to the Monmouth County Freeholders

- February 2012 – 626 letters delivered to the Asbury Park Governing Body

- Over 25 letters to the Editor of local papers since 2007

4. Coalition Member and Friends of Preservation of the North Beach:

Statements of opposition signed members of the Oceanfront Preservation Coalition:

Friends of the Preservation of the North Beach:

- Clean Ocean Action- NJ Sierra Club- American Littoral Society- Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

- Citizens for Oceanfront Preservation

- NJ Environmental Federation

- Surfers Environmental Alliance

- NJ Environmental Justice Alliance

- Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

- NJ Audubon Society

- Monmouth County Parks- NJ Conservation Foundation- The Trust for Public Lands, NJ- NJ Sea Grant Consortium

- AP Environmental Shade Tree Commission

- NJ DEP Green Acres Program

5. Public Meetings:

- November 10, 2008 Planning Board Meeting; over 50 advocates attended

- January 26, 2009 Planning Board Meeting; over 50 advocates attended

- May 18, 2011 City Council Meeting; over 75 advocates attended

- September 15, 2011 WRA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, over 100

advocates attended

6. Memorial Day Rally, 2011:

  – Over 300 concerned citizens rallied

Prepared by the Oceanfront Preservation Coalition; April 9, 2012