Dear (Arts Organization):
We are proud of the fact that the Mizel Family Foundation has worked tirelessly through our community activism and philanthropy to make Encinitas a better place. And now I’m asking for your assistance.
Several months ago, we proposed that the city rename its library to the Patricia Mizel Encinitas Library. In exchange the city would receive $2 million, $500,000.00 of which will go to the Friends of the Encinitas Library.
I believe this to be a good deal for our city, as our local government is always in need of funding for infrastructure, parks, public safety, or other basic services.
Previously, the City Council supported the concept 4-0, with those voting expressing clear support for the idea. But now, we hear that some Councilmembers may have changed their mind – and it’s not entirely clear why.
That’s where you come in. Please join me in urging the Encinitas City Council to adhere to their original position in support of accepting this deal. It’s in the best interest of the city and our residents.
Please click here to download a sample letter of support for you to send to the Encinitas City Council. I would greatly appreciate it if your organization would be willing to send a letter as well as encourage your members to send in letters as individuals.
Click here to download a cover letter you can send to your members encouraging them to join our effort.
Please send this letter to our City Council no later than August 12th. Please also feel free to e-mail your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, here is a link to this effort’s website, which contains other ways you can take action.
Thank you for your support.
Mizel Family Foundation
Mod: If this works in Sierra Madre there are a number of other naming rights that people might want to buy. The Police Station, the Fire Station, City Hall, various parks, water facilities, parking lots. The list is sure to be a long one.
Here is a list of public buildings that went on to enjoy the benefits of private sponsorship.