The following is an EMAIL Alert that I received from one of my local Durham Conservatives. We need the publics help to STOP this TAX INCREASE for Durham. Please call, write & email the members of the City Council and put a stop to this out of control spending. Thank you.
What: Downtown Durham Business Improvement District (New Tax): Help Please
When: Now until May 2, 2011
Where: Your Phone; Your Computer; Your Mailbox
Why: City Council, and a number of local and outside interests, are considering a new tax on Downtown Durham. The Business Improvement District (BID). I am doing what I can to raise awareness on this. Time is short. Please help me.
Please read more. . .
The Durham, NC City Council, and a number of local and outside interests, are preparing to levy a new tax on Downtown Durham. The Business Improvement District (BID). I am doing what I can to raise awareness on this, but time is short, and I’m (probably?) outnumbered.
I’m hoping some of you will write letters to the editor, post on local blogs, write your city councilman, or what have you. I also have signs and stickers if you will display one or two. Time is very short. We only have until May 2nd, when the Council will vote on the matter.
This new tax will directly affect those of us who live downtown, but will also affect anyone who likes to enjoy activities downtown. I would like to help keep prices (taxes) down, so that everyone can continue to enjoy our downtown without further hardship.
Will you please help?
To learn a little more about the BID, I’m providing some links below. To varying degrees, these synopsis are generally pro-BID, and you won’t see much about the unintended cosequences of new taxes. In any case, they’ll give you some background.
Any help is appreciated. Please pass the word, too. Thanks!
We cannot tax ourselves to utopia. Please help me say so.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for details.
— Carl Strauss firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Durham City Council, click HERE
To send a general email to all Council members, use this address;
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Third Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.