Occupy Little Rock (OLR) has been in negotiations with the City of Little Rock (LR) for about six (6) weeks concerning the current protest site and the possibility of moving from that location at 4th and Ferry street in downtown LR to a new location. The city would like the use of the overflow bus parking lot where OLR is now located during tourist season, hence the negotiations started to find another location for OLR.
In a final attempt to see if something can be worked out before the eviction date of May 16th, OLR is sending an e-mail today to City Manager Bruce Moore, the Mayor and hand delivering a copy to City Hall, of what the General Assembly of OLR has come up with in response to previous concerns the city had with moving OLR to any public space. In the response, OLR believes they have met all the concerns voiced by the city. OLR has asked for a response from Moore no later than Monday May 7th.
It is the firm belief by every member of OLR that the solutions put forth to the city today are just, and provide a win-win situation for OLR and the great City of LR. Up to this point in time, both OLR and the city have provided for the world to see, just how to make citizens and their government work together for solutions to problems. OLR intends to do everything within their power to see that continue.
Occupy is a new and unique movement of protest in our great country and has provided new ways of thinking concerning issues facing the citizens of the U.S.A. OLR is on the forefront of issues with local, state and national importance, as evidenced by the media coverage around the world given to OLR recently and the successes OLR has had in only six (6) months of existence.