FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lance Winslow
Phone: (800) 879-8783
ACTION NOW TO BENEFIT CIVIC ARTS PLAZA
Thousand Oaks, CA, December 19 --
Responding to the need for the citizens of Thousand Oaks to support the new Civic Arts
Plaza and increase its visibility in the community, a group of Business students from
California Lutheran University and City Council Candidate Lance Winslow have formed a
group called "Action Now" to battle the negativity often associated with the
This project has gained the support of the Alliance for the Arts and
will be presented to the Thousand Oaks City Council for their consideration at an upcoming
meeting scheduled in early 1995.
According to Winslow, "We continually hear from negative elements
within the community who constantly complain about the architecture, the height of the
building and the view from the freeway. Instead of being part of the problem, we're
dedicating ourselves to being part of the solution. To continually badmouth the Civic Arts
Plaza and hope for its failure is wrong, and we plan on being that positive voice in the
community when others would take the east way out."
Winslow and company have come up with low cost, positive projects in
which to promote the plaza, and are suggesting possible mitigations to make the plaza more
attractive from the freeway. The committee will recommend to the City Council to
commission several landscape firms to submit ideas for enhancing the view, as well as
several multimedia presentations to make available to individuals throughout the community
to heighten public awareness.
Action Now! suggests that action would be taken immediately to stop
the tide of anti-Civic Arts Plaza proponents and to create a win-win situation for the
entire community. Winslow notes: "While you can't please everyone in the community,
it's incumbent upon the Council to give the community reasons to support the Plaza so that
it will be a financial success."
Those people interested in joining Action Now should contact Lance
Winslow at (800) 879-8783.
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