See this Email string supplied by Melissa Ortiz, assistant to ANC 5C04 Commissioner John Salatti:
From: John T. Salatti
Date: Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:57 AM
Subject: Fwd: Signature Confirmation - Not
Another Dry Cleaner in Bloomingdale - 2 - BdaleDry
This also has some wording that could be used in a listserv posting.
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Date: Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:50 AM
Subject: Signature Confirmation - Not Another
Dry Cleaner in Bloomingdale - 2 - BdaleDry
To: John Salatti
Here`s some text you can just copy and paste into your own email message to help spread the word about this petition:
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I have just read and signed the online petition:
``Not Another Dry Cleaner in Bloomingdale``
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/BdaleDry/
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself.
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A note along those lines, sent from you to your friends, can make an especially effective contribution to the petition. A successful petition is a grassroots collaborative effort, and now it`s your turn. The power of the Internet is in your hands -- so spread the word!
I have copied in the text of the petition from the http://www.petitiononline.com/BdaleDry/ link listed
above, for your reference:
To: Yong C. Choe & any other owners of 1821 1st NW
PETITION REQUESTING A DIFFERENT BUSINESS USE FOR 1821 1ST STREET, NW
The undersigned residents of Bloomingdale request that Yong C. Choe and any other owners of 1821 1st Street, NW (Square 3110 Lot 0137 at the northeast corner of 1st Street and Seaton Place) Washington, DC 20001 use this property for some other business that the neighborhood needs rather than a dry cleaning business. Although we definitely appreciate the owners` efforts to rehabilitate a long-vacant building and put it back into useful service, we do not support the opening of a second dry cleaning establishment. This area needs a variety of services that we do not have currently and which we as neighbors wuld support heartily. These services include sit-down, full-service restaurants, boutiques, stationery and card stores, consignment shops, electronics stores, child-care centers, hardware stores, bakeries, deicatessens, diners, pet grooming establishment, vet clinic, bank, etc. These ae businesses that we want, that we need, and that we will ptronize. We are not likely to patronize another dry cleaning establishment.
Out of a concern for the owners and their investment and out of concern for the long-term well-being of Bloomingdale, we are coming to you now before the reconstruction of 1821 has gone too far. We want your business to succeed; we fear that your current concept will not, to your detriment and ours. Our elected rpresentatives are ready and willing to meet with you at any time.
READ PETITION BEFORE SIGNING
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
John Salatti invites you to sign a petition to the owner of 1821 1st St NW regarding Bloomingdale's 2nd dry cleaners (not yet opened)
A Second Dry Cleaners is Coming to Bloomingdale: Petition to the Owner Requesting a Different Business Use