COPY and PASTE the text below into a new word document or email.
Re-work the text to state your personal case against the SoHo BID.
Then SEND YOUR MESSAGE to City Council Member Margaret Chin
Margaret S. Chin
NYC Council Member,
District 1 Manhattan
165 Park Row, Suite #11
New York, NY 10038
Re: OPPOSITION to the Proposed SoHo Business Improvement District
Council Member Chin –
I am a [ property owner / resident / co-op shareholder / property manager ] within the boundary of the proposed SoHo BID, located at [ insert address(es) of Broadway property(s) ]. I am writing to state my opposition to the proposed SoHo Business Improvement District.
[ Insert a short statement about your business / home / life in SoHo ]
SoHo isn’t in need of promotion, especially through an assessment to local property owners. Additional BID costs will be generated in the future, all passed on to local businesses and property owners. Administration of BID assessments will be costly and time consuming for those living and doing business within the proposed District. These fees create an unnecessary burden and there is simply no need for the proposed BID’s new and extensive level of bureaucracy in SoHo.
I appeal to your better sense, and urge you not to support legislation to allow the creation of the SoHo BID.