Monday, November 5, 2007

Please Help These Cats Out!

This was posted today by Mike @ The Amsterdam Bar:

"This Thursday we go before the City Planning Commission to get a specific use permit for our bar. I'm going to skip the full explanation and get to the point. We could use some support from neighbors on the block & residents of PD269. We would like to get a group of residents, preferably on the block or Gibson tenants who will be able to address the CPC panel and let them know we are good neighbors, don't invite a troublesome crowd to the neighborhood, and are an asset to the neighborhood in which you reside. Though we are not anticipating any opposition to our request to the CPC, It would be better to be prepared than not should opposition arise.

Case in point, Monkey Bar. Gerald underestimated the potential for opposition, and ran across some with his neighbors behind him. They had several letters & speakers opposing his SUP request. Gerald had nothing, as he did not think this was going to be a problem. The CPC gave him a week to see if there could be any compromise made, if not he's likely gone. The lesson I take from that is one of preparedness.

If you'd be interested in speaking on our behalf, email me at amsterdam@theamsterdambar.com Fallout Lounge & Minc will also have their CPC meeting on that date. I'm sure they'd like some support from their neighbors as well.,This Thursday we go before the City Planning Commission to get a specific use permit for our bar. I'm going to skip the full explanation and get to the point. We could use some support from neighbors on the block & residents of PD269. We would like to get a group of residents, preferably on the block or Gibson tenants who will be able to address the CPC panel and let them know we are good neighbors, don't invite a troublesome crowd to the neighborhood, and are an asset to the neighborhood in which you reside. Though we are not anticipating any opposition to our request to the CPC, It would be better to be prepared than not should opposition arise.

If you'd be interested in speaking on our behalf, email me at amsterdam@theamsterdambar.com Fallout Lounge & Minc will also have their CPC meeting on that date. I'm sure they'd like some support from their neighbors as well."

Double Wide is up as well. Seriously folks these people need YOUR help. If you are too shy to speak, write a letter, and I will read it for you!

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