E-Mail the City of Maitland Regarding Their Fertilizer Ordinance
THIS IS AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION TO EMAIL THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND IN CONNECTION WITH A SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 23, 2020.
On March 9, 2020, the City of Maitland’s City Council voted to schedule a public hearing on March 23, 2020, to vote on an amendment to their summertime fertilizer ban. The current ordinance allows a professional exemption to the four-month summertime ban. However, the proposed amendment removes that exemption.
GIVEN THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS AND TRAVEL FOR SO MANY, EREF DOES NOT RECOMMEND ATTENDING THE HEARING.
HOWEVER, ACTION IS IMPORTANT. Accordingly, we strongly encourage stakeholders from the industry to let the City Council know their strong opposition to the amendment. Real people, especially locals and those with business in the City, will certainly be the most effective at getting the City Council to rethink this action. This has been proven time and time again.
The easiest and most personal way to accomplish this is to simply send an email to the City Commissioners. This can be easily done by using their single email address that will reach all members of the City Council as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you need some wording ideas, see the standard message at the email campaign hub shown below, or review the documents at the link below.
Alternately, and also easy, EREF has set up a central email campaign hub with a message of opposition to the amendment. Anyone going to the link below can enter their NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, LOCATION (city of residence and/or business location), and AFFILIATION (business or association name). You may also enter an optional brief personal message, which will appear IN ADDITION TO THE STANDARD MESSAGE SHOWN ON THE PAGE.
The email campaign hub can be found here: http://www.ereflorida.com/campaign/
EREF attended the City Council Meeting on March 9th and provided testimony opposing the amendment, as well as substantial support for leaving the exemption in place. Our support materials can be found in the first four links shown here: http://www.ereflorida.com/downloads/