Today’s post is up close and personal and I apologize to those not personally involved, but it’s the same recipe for disaster that is going on for all of you on the local, State and Federal level no matter where you are, so maybe it will inspire you too.
Silence is Consent
Here is the email I just sent to officials in our State and local government after reading a letter to our editor in this morning’s paper from Jill Jermann, co-owner with her husband Dave of Pacific Rim Fishing Supplies regarding instituting new and clostly parking fees for all business owners, boat captains and their customers. It will include all the 200 or so small businesses (and their employees and patrons) at our small boat harbor. Simply outrageous.
Jill supplied the email addresses and I urge you to send the same or similar letter to them too. No need to recreate the wheel, cut and paste these email addresses and tweak the letter to your desire.
email@example.com; Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; senkokubun@Capitol.hawaii.gov; repevans@Capitol.hawaii.gov; email@example.com
Here’s the letter:
“I cannot believe you have thought this through. Parking fees at Honokohou Harbor will instantly put every small business OUT OF BUSINESS (as well as impacting their suppliers customers and employees). You will add to the unemployment numbers and be going in the wrong direction.
When will you guys get it??? You have to cut spending. You cannot keep raising fees to accomplish your needed revenue.
Cut taxes and fees
Reduce red tape and requirements to encourage and support businesses.
No saving special funds and vacant positions
NO PAY RAISES FOR ANYONE
It’s quite simple. I vote and I am not happy!”
Remember – Silence is Consent and we can no longer remain silent!