Please help us reach out to the City Council and Mayor in support of small businesses as they start their budget hearings. Copy and paste the email addresses into a new email. Copy and paste the short letter into that email making sure you fill in the sections that are bold and in brackets with your own information. Be sure to use the Subject line: Requesting Small Business Support.
Simply customize the sections [bold, in brackets] and send to the email addresses below blue. Of course you can add or edit the letter or email distribution list as you’d like. Quantity matters! The more letter that are sent to elected officials the more powerful our collective voice.
Budget hearings start Monday so if you can get to this today that would be great. Feel free to pass along to others who can lend their support especially your staff, independent contractors and fellow merchants.
Subject Line: Requesting Small Business Support
(This list includes: Mayor Kevin Faulconer; Councilmember for District 2 Jennifer Campbell; District 2 Teddy Martinez; Mayor’s Office, Chief of Staff; City Clerk Elizabeth Maland; Christina Bibler, Director, Economic Development; Elizabeth Studebaker, Sean Karafin Economic Development Staff)
Dear Mayor Faulconer,
I [own, manage, work at] the [name of business], a small business in the City of San Diego that is [currently closed/restricted] due to COVID-19. So far, we estimate that we have lost [x amount of dollars] due to the closure.
Thank you for recently making $6 million of the City’s current budget available for small businesses. Realizing you and the City Council are facing tough decisions regarding the FY21 budget, I was glad to see the federal government issue $148 million to the City to assist with COVID-related loss and expenses.
The City needs its small businesses to survive, and right now the small businesses like [name of business] need help to do that.
Can you please make $100 million of the federal money available as soon as possible so we can survive and thrive together?
Respectfully and appreciatively,
[your name, title, address]