Friday, June 5, 2009


Today is a very exciting day for us. As you know, we reached out to you to ask how you would feel about CORD endorsing a City Councilmember candidate. When we reached out to you for your opinions, we felt that one candidate in particular exhibited the type of qualities that we think are necessary to successfully work for and effectively serve everyone in our district.
We are delighted to tell you that you responded with enthusiastic support for our candidate of choice, the next Councilmember of the 39th District, Mr Josh Skaller.
This is a big step for all of us but we know just how important a role this particular elected position plays in all of our daily lives. We think that Josh Skaller is the right person for the job.
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking for your support. There will be petitions circulating all over our district. Over the next few days, we will be sharing more information about the petition drive with you. We are so pleased to announce to you today that several very dedicated community activists will be joining us in this most important petition drive.
You know them. They are your neighbors. We are very pleased to announce that the following hard-working volunteers, all members of our very own community will be joining CORD co founders, Lucy DeCarlo, Rita Miller and Triada Samaras in this most important Primary ballot petition drive.
Glenn Kelly
Marlene Donnelly
Steven Negrycz
Robbin Slade
Benjamin Ellis
Mary Hedge
June Negrycz
Gerry Miller
Katia Kelly
Vince Joseph
Jacqueline Raque
Steven Miller
Maryann Young and Ringo
Bette Stoltz
Elizabeth Lind.



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........