ACTION: Durham wants to kill downtown entertainment
pwnt at dook.edu
Thu Dec 8 16:18:55 EST 2005
Caleb Southern wrote:
> Please send a brief email to Durham County Commissioner Ellen Reckhow,
> asking her to stop attempts to further regulate entertainment businesses in
> downtown Durham.
> (See article below.)
> Send email to:
> commissioners at co.durham.nc.us; mruffin at co.durham.nc.us;
> council at ci.durham.nc.us; Patrick.Baker at durhamnc.gov;
> southernc at mindspring.com
> Sample message:
> Commissioner Reckhow:
> Please do not support additional zoning regulations for downtown
> entertainment businesses. Downtown Durham is already struggling with a lack
> of retail and vacant storefronts. We do not need additional bureaucratic
> hurdles that would create more barriers to economic development in our city
> I cannot imagine a vibrant downtown that does not have a healthy presence of
> entertainment and night life.
You can also send a sample message that reads like this:
Bravo for taking a tough stance on the Adult Nightclub regulations. The
last thing that Durham needs is more or any strip clubs downtown.
Downtown Durham is already struggling with a lack of retail and vacant
storefronts. Making it easy for the adult industry to inhabit this space
will make it all the more difficult to attract more wholesome
businesses. These types of establishments tend to alienate other
businesses and only promote crime.
I can certainly imagine a vibrant downtown that does not require these
types of clubs.
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