BIDS DONT WORK – BIDS ARE TAXES WE CANNOT AFFORD, BIDS do nothing, BIDS always need more money, VOTE NO TO THE 3rd AVE BID TAX!
Councilman Justin Brannan State Senator Andrew Gounardes Mathylde Frontus For NYS Assembly Max Rose Eric Adams Robin Mui Kenny GuanRandy Peers
Thank GOD we did not pass BID. This could have been us. Tone deaf. Chinatown BID has done NOTHING. I know because I work in Chinatown. This is another way to take money from hard working small business owners and property owners by the city. They can’t manage money and you want to give them more? I’m glad renters that are struggling get a break, I’m grateful there has been great generosity in getting PPE to healthcare workers and public. There has been no tax break though in general – the city keeps collecting. No services/reduced services – did we get a refund? No street cleaning for 3 months – no refund – that’s okay. Meter folks are out in full force still giving out tickets. Elected officials – you are all responsible for empty stores, supply chain disruptions, etc. Stop with the photo ops, and rhetoric. If we can gather in the streets shoulder to shoulder in protest, then we can gather shoulder to shoulder to pray, to celebrate and to eat. Social responsibility, personal responsibility – if you are vulnerable to illness – whether it be COVID or Influenza, etc. – you protect yourself, avoid triggers. Just like the person with peanut allergies has to avoid peanuts – but we did not tell the world to not eat peanuts and we have not destroyed all peanut farms – we need a reasonable plan – with consultation by physicians and not actuaries- for return to living. Please, I watch elected officials consult with non-physicians, why don’t you talk to us? Ugh. Argh