I am curious to hear feedback regarding my email to MPD, our ANCs and the news reporter.
From: Geovani A Bonilla [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:13 PM
To: ‘Amanda Abrams’; Sylvia Pinkney; Lonna Hooks; ‘Solberg, Andrew (MPD)’; Michael Boyd; email@example.com
Subject: Need for Portable Toilets for SOME Population
Dear All –
Today I met with Amanda Abrams, the reporter that did a great article on Truxton Circle and its revitalization. The article was published on the Washington Post’s Real Estate Section. The focus of today’s meeting was to discuss S.O.M.E and the impact this organization has on our quality of life and on the neighborhood as a whole.
We discussed the mission of S.O.M.E and the importance of such an organization. We also discussed how this organization does little to ensure their clientele, which S.O.M.E. receives millions of dollars from Foundations, donors and District Government to care for, does not have a negative impact on our community. This organization continues to dismiss community concerns and requests to monitor and patrol the clients they are funded to provide services for.
A proposal to portable self cleaning toilets had been presented. This is an idea we must discuss with S.O.M.E. One of the key issues with S.O.M.E is that their clientele does not have access to public restrooms; laws of physic require that waste be eliminated from the body once the body is fed. S.O.M.E’s clientele uses the alleys and backyards in our community as public restroom as well as the few public restrooms North Capitol businesses may have.
Today was the 3rd time I have had to clean human feces from my backyard area. I am enclosing the photos to maybe have a real dialogue with SOME’s leadership about this matter. I know Commissioner Pinkney was going to discuss the toilet idea with SOME. I will however be engaging my community to collect petitions and ensure publicity is given not to just the good work SOME does, but also to the impact it has on our community and their disregard for our concerns.
Geovani A. Bonilla