Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CORD Poll!

Several CORD members had the opportunity to participate in organizing the "Dazzle Me Forum" (4/25/2009) and as a result, were part of a group that spoke with each of the candidates for the 39th district City Council race individually after the forum.

Out of these events it became clear to these CORD members that of all the candidates running for Councilman Bill DeBlasio's seat, one candidate stood out as representative of the kind of respectful development ideals that CORD was founded upon.

That candidate is Josh Skaller.

CORD has never endorsed a candidiate before. We would like to know how you, the Cord membership, feel, i.e., those of you who have participated in our petition signings, our letter writing campaigns, our attendance at public hearings, etc.

How do you feel about CORD coming out and endorsing Josh Skaller for our next City Councilman. in the 39th District?

Here is our email address:

TO keep things simple we ask that you send an email and simply write a "YES" or "NO" answer.

YES = "I agree and stand behind a CORD endorsement of Josh Skaller for City Council".

NO = "I do not wish to see CORD take a position at this time".

We will be tallying your emails until Thursday June 4rth midnght.

Thank you.



With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........