Hi there. Wow! Such a great response, it's wonderful to know so many of you are out there.
Many of you asked what your letters should say, so Jeremy wrote an example letter. Also, the letters should be made out to "President Rich Hillis" not Jonathan Disalvo as I said yesterday. Not a big deal.
The hearing will be sometime after 1:00 on Nov 2nd, next Thursday. They will post an agenda at some point, and we will see where we are on that agenda and I'll let you know a more precise time.
Here is that example letter! (don't forget to cc me)
thank you all so very much! it means so much!!!!
President Rich Hillis
San Francisco Planning Commission
Dear Pres. Hillis:
I am a (neighborhood resident near Chez Poulet) ( working artist in San Francisco)( mission district business owner)( international man of mystery)(San Francisco educator)(nonprofit XYZ) (Mission District sex worker)( concerned San Franciscan)(New York art critic)( world renowned restauranteur).
I wish to express the strongest possible support for Mr. Rinaldi in his efforts to legalize his multiuse arts facility in the mission district. This location has meant much to me and my (family)(BDSM Club) (community) (affinity group) ( youth organization) (theme camp) (isis cell) We did this this and this important and wonderful thing that would not have been possible were it not for Chez Poulet.
(Briefly describe the event and why it was so cool to have it happen in the mission instead of in Oakland)
This resource must be saved.
Please do everything you can to support and encourage the fine work going on at this location - does anybody know of any grants available to help do seismic upgrades?
Thank you very much,
John Q Public
address and ZIP Code
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