SoHo NO BID

From the SoHo NO BID Committee

The BS BID Plan Is Not Good for Business in SoHo

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Tell Margaret Chin to SAY NO to the SoHo BID

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Download this LETTER

Or COPY and PASTE the text below into an email …

Then ADD your personal statement and SEND YOUR MESSAGE

chin@council.nyc.gov

_____________, 2013

Margaret S. Chin
NYC Council Member, District 1 Manhattan
165 Park Row, Suite 11
New York, New York 10038

Re:  OPPOSITION to the proposed SoHo BID

Dear Councilmember Chin:

I do business in SoHo, within the boundary of the proposed Broadway SoHo Business Improvement District.

I am writing to express strong opposition to the Broadway SoHo BID proposal.  It is a plan that does little to actually improve the district and will add a financial burden to my operations.

Those promoting this BID are focusing almost entirely on retail and have failed to consider the impact their plan will have on other businesses in the area.  They have not gained the strong community support required for any BID proposal.

The BID fee — essentially a tax — that would be imposed will lead to unnecessary increases in the cost of doing business in SoHo. The last thing we need is to have the city levying additional charges on local businesses.

I appeal to your better judgment and urgently request that you stop the SoHo BID.

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Written by SoHoNoBID

January 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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