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Dear Councilmember           :

I write to urge you to support the proposal by Councilmembers Avella, Lappin, and Reyna to increase funding for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission by $500,000. 

This tiny investment would make a tremendous difference to a city agency which has such a huge effect on preserving the character of our neighborhoods, our quality of life, and the livability and desirability of our City.  The preservation of our city’s landmarks and historic neighborhoods promotes our economic health, tourism, and pride in our city and neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, even as demands upon the Landmarks Preservation Commission have risen precipitously, staffing levels are still well below where they were 15 years ago.  In order for the Commission to adequately do the job an increasing number of New Yorkers are asking of them, they need more staff and more funding.

I appreciate your consideration of this request which would make an enormous difference to me.



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