KENDALL FEDERATION HEARS OPPOSITION TO SW 120 STREET CHARTER SCHOOL
A large crowd braved heavy rain Monday evening, August 8th, to fill the meeting hall at Kendall Village Civic Center for joint meeting between the SOS 120th Street Committee and the Kendall Federation of Homeowners’ Associations to discuss the Smart Charter Group’s plans to build a 3,000 student Charter School on SW 120th Street. Michael Rosenberg, the Kendall Federation of Homeowners President estimated the crowd size at over 150.
Though Smart Charter Group was invited to present their viewpoint, no representative appeared. The attendees heard featured speaker, traffic engineer Miles Moss, explain how the new school would add an additional 7,400 car trips a day to the already overburdened SW 120th Street mainly during peak traffic times and that the added traffic would spill over to already congested West Kendall roads and intersections for miles around. Afterward, Mr. Moss and Leslie Dellinger Aceituno of the SOS 120th Street Committee took questions from the crowd, Ms Dellinger Aceituno asked for volunteers to assist in the committee’s plans for reaching additional residents and businesses owners, and committee members sold T-shirts bearing a STOP sign urging the public to stop the charter school application.
Leslie & Miles educate the public
The crowd votes its opposition to the Charter school.