Monday, June 8, 2009

Appeal For City Manager Signatures

Below is the email being circulated by the organizers of the City Manager Petition, in conjunction with the letter published in yesterday's Capital.

Dear Annapolis Voter:

Thanks to a growing interest in our efforts to bring professional City Management to Annapolis, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of having this initiative appear on the November 2009 ballot.

Before that happens, however, we need to collect the signatures of 20% -- about 5,000 -- of the registered voters in the City of Annapolis. To that end, we have just mailed copies of the “Petition for Charter Amendment” to voters throughout the City, along with a letter explaining the need for a City Manager form of government and a letter of endorsement from most Aldermen,

Those letters and Petitions should be in your mail box soon and it is HERE that we need YOUR help.

Since many people have an e-mail list of friends, family and neighbors who live in the City of Annapolis, we are asking YOU TO, PLEASE, FORWARD this important message to City residents on your e-mail distribution list. Please try to notify your contacts in the next few days, if possible, so your message will be received about the time the Petition will be delivered.

This simple process should help us maximize our efforts to reach – and encourage – as many people as possible to support this important initiative. It is also important for voters to know that signing the Petition NOW, is neither a vote “for” nor “against” City Management. It will simply allow the issue to be placed on the ballot and VOTED ON by the citizens of Annapolis. That is the essence of democracy.

Thank you, in advance, for your help and cooperation.

Bill Kardash and Doug Smith
Annapolitans for a Better Community
111 Annapolis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

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