INFORMATION FROM THE NOVEMBER 11 PRESS CONFERENCE
On Sunday, November 11, 2007 the Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (CCCC) hosted a press conference at the
old PPG hospital site. The press release document is here.
Using the backdrop of the proposed site of the iron ore smelter, CCCC spokesperson Jill Thomas delivered a presentation
and took questions from the large crowd assembled there. Why is Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (CCCC) going
public with this previously unreleased information?
Here is an excerpt from the press release document:
Jill Thomas, Spokesperson for the CCCC group talks about why the group is just now going public with this information
saying, “We have tried all the “proper channels” with the local and state government and even the law enforcement and
we are not seeing results. The public needs to know the facts about what is going on behind closed doors and
the 100 years of ramifications if citizens keep quiet.” She continued, “The City Council members are being
forced to make 100 year decisions under duress (rushed, litigation threats, etc.) without VITAL pieces of information
and NO project/development plan. We, the citizens, are making it our business to find out the information and
to educate the Council Members and the public. It is the Council Members job to listen to their constituents.”
The Concerned Citizens for Crystal City is a non-profit organization formed to stop the smelter on the old
PPG site and to demand a full feasibility study be done to determine the best use of the soon-to-be public land.