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SAVE POINT BREEZE CAMPAIGN
$78,000,000 Multi-Million Dollar Housing APPEALS, Fabricated LIES and VICIOUS ATTACKS ON BLACK LEADERS IN POINT BREEZE
Market-Rate Developer Ori Feibush and Pro Gentrification Supporters Unleashes a Vicious Attack of Fabricated Lies of “Anti-Semitic” on Point Breeze Black Leaders and Community groups who are Appealing developers $78,000,000 Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Home Complexes in Philadelphia Courts.
Former District 2 City Council Candidate Ori Feibush who lost in the recent election is known in Point Breeze to LIE TO GET HIS WAY. Feibush sued his own City Council Person in Federal Court for city-owned properties. He went as far as to call Councilman Johnson a “Poverty Pimp” and “Power of Evil” This is the kettle calling the pot black or white when playing victim to attacks. Did Elected officials go to the Human Relations Commission on Feibush? NO
Fabricated lies about Ethnic Groups
Ori Feibush, a pro-market-rate developer and his followers TWISTED what was said at a zoning meeting Monday night and play victim in a DAILY NEWS article.
They use social media to plot and conspire on how they plan to gentrify the Black community. Pro Gentrification proponents tweet racist rants on social media about the black residents because they could not get the minority community residents to approve their multi-million dollar housing developments at the Monday night zoning meeting. They have used these dirty tricks and fake lies in the past against the black community; they felt was in their way.
RETALIATION MAY SPAN BEYOND ORI FEIBUSH
The Gentrification of POINT BREEZE community is at the center of this possible character assassination plot. The Save Point Breeze Campaign is leading the fight to advocate for affordable housing and stopping the displacement of residents. There are pro-market-rate supporters among Elected Officials as well as several Pro market-rate community groups who want the gentrification of Point Breeze and will stop at nothing to make it happen by using fabricated lies to eliminate certain groups from the zoning RCO process.
Calling for Diversity on the all White ZBA & Planning Commission
The Point Breeze Black Community has made numerous complaints to Elected Officials about the majority white Planning Commission and ZBA and how they vote in favor of white developers despite the large opposition from African American residents. Point Breeze Community is calling on Mayor Kenney and Council President Clark to create a new ZBA and Planning Commission Board with more Diversity including African Americans and Affordable housing advocates. Also, The Save Point Breeze Campaign shed light on Philadelphia having the highest poverty rate in the country and called on City Council to focus on the lack of low-wage housing and family sustaining jobs for low-income families. Currently, The Save Point Breeze Campaign is pushing for the 300 low-income houses promised in 2014 by Council President.
A Heated Zoning Meeting
The Point Breeze zoning meeting at South Philadelphia Homes consisted of 7 projects; all of them were market rate houses and multi-family unites. All were 3-4 stories houses with Pilot Houses and Roof Decks with a Price Tag of $400,000. Each of the Developers were asked to build some affordable houses, all of the developers said they were only selling market-rate and refuse to build any affordable houses. Frustration ran high and a heated conflict started between a developer and some residents.
So for Ori Feibush to try to turn a heated zoning meeting over affordable housing inclusion into an “anti-semitic” attack for media attention is another example of his lack of concern for financially struggling low-income residents, who do not want to be pushed out of their community and Feibush’s determination to garnish support to win his multi-million dollar housing case in court. This was about a developer having compassion for POOR people in all communities.
Councilman Johnson Office Turn a Blind Eye to Community Conflict
Councilman Johnson zoning staffer never addresses the heated interactions between the residents and developers at zoning meetings. After the zoning meeting, it was exposed that the Staffer was on social media with white developers,realtors and residents organizing against the black community group to challenge their RCO status.
Personal Vendetta or Intimidated by White Developers – Is Councilman Johnson using these fabricated lies to challenge affordable housing group RCO status for removal? Is it because they are DEMANDING a Housing Conformity Bill to stop the 3-5 story monstrosities built on 2 story row house blocks? Do they interfere with his market-rate plans for Point Breeze or is he trying to say in good graces with market rate developers like Ori Feibush to avoid anymore attacks on his record?
Save Point Breeze Campaign view this as a personal vendetta because Johnson NEVER challenged Ori Feibush’s organization RCO status. After Feibush degraded him by calling Johnson a poverty pimp, purchased his name online, called him the “power of evil” he has yet to do anything about Feibush’s disrespectful behavior. Yet, he bases his decision on the zoning staffer who is lying about the accusations and who was on social media scheming with pro gentrification residents.
The Point Breeze African American residents are demanding a New Zoning Representative who is not biased and participating on a social media where racist expiates are said about black residents. Point Breeze residents have complained numerous times about this staffer’s refusal to address the racial conflicts at zoning and community meeting. Also, he has supported developers’ market-rate projects despite the large opposition to the housing development.
Point Breeze resident are tire of his culture of servicing the white community
over the black community. We want change now.
UNFAIR ACCESS TO MEDIA COVERAGE
The zoning meeting was over near 8:30pm Monday night and an article in the paper the next day? But the media publication DAILY NEWS only takes the sides of the white developers and never contacted the Black residents for comments.
DAILY NEWs and other white media FAIL to mention the racist comments on social media such as “bring down the 300 Pit Bulls dogs to Point Breeze” or call Point Breeze Leaders “BLACK JESUS” “DIRTY” “QUEENS OF WELFARE RECIPIENTS” or how black residents personal information is put online to discredit or humiliate. This is the type of unequal access, coverage and racial disparity taken place in Black areas targeted for Gentrification. The White community gets fast over night access to articles in certain large media publications, yet when Black residents ask for an article or coverage, THERE IS NO CALL BACKs.
These racist tricks and schemes by pro-gentrification forces to demonize black leaders is a desperate attempt to get their multi-million dollar projects approve. For the record, no officials has challenge Feibush’s RCO organization status or call the Human Relations board on him like Councilman Johnson is during to his native residents. Longtime existing residents says,
“it’s betrayal of his constitutes who help him get elected against Ori Feibush.”
This is a classic case of White Rich Developers bullying the low income African American residents and using Elected officials who have turned their backs on low-income residents’ pleas for help against market-rate developers.
A Campaign to Discredit and Remove
In the end, white developers continue to conspire on the Black community to take away their RCO Status to have more control over zoning. These developers hide behind these “anti-semitic” accusations to deflect what they are doing to the black community while ignoring their “Anti Black Racist” statements. The ultimate goal for these pro gentrification developers, realtors, and new groups is to implement their massive plan for removal and displacement.
The Save Point Breeze Campaign will continue to fight to save our community and will not be deter by such phony attacks or fabrications or allow our black community to disrespected, BULLIED, or lied on.
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