HAVING TROUBLE GETTING STARTED on your letter to the Department of State on the LWRP? Here are some tips:
- Tell them who you are... For example: you’re a parent, retiree, taxpayer, worker, business owner, home owner, kayaker, fisherman, neighbor, volunteer, voter...
- Describe your hopes and concerns... What would you like to see at the Waterfront? What don’t you want to see there? What’s compatible with your vision, and what is not?
- Explain what you want done... What is your “ask”: extend the comment period, revise the plan, stop heavy industrial activity at the Waterfront, restore the South Bay, create more access to the River for recreation?
- Be polite, but firm... Attacking the agency or official won’t help, even if they deserve it... But it does help to make it clear that you are watching your issue closely, and counting on them to do the right thing.
- Above all, be yourself... Just speak your mind plainly; don’t try to be tricky or clever. You don’t need to be an expert to participate, and you have a right to be heard.