SAMPLE LETTER Save Jobs, Affordable Housing and Economic Development Postpone Dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies: SUPPORT SB 659 Date Hon. FirstName LastName Assemblymember or Senator State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 (The address is the same for all legislators) RE: Please postpone local redevelopment dissolution, Yes on SB 659 Dear Name of Your Legislator: (city) redevelopment is set to end in just ___ days. This is not nearly enough time to wind down the work of the agency and transfer the projects to the city. If the deadline is not extended a few months, chaos will ensue as projects are shifted to a too small staff, the future of important projects remains unclear and hundreds of people lose their jobs. I am one of your constituents whose job is in jeopardy. Up to ___ of my co-workers may lose their jobs too. I am especially concerned about the future of the (list a popular RDA project, no stadiums) which is funded by redevelopment. Please support and become a co-author of SB 659 which will extend the deadline a few months and allow for an orderly transition and negotiations for ongoing work in economic development and affordable housing. Sincerely, Your Name Your Address Don’t forget to include your full name and home address in legible writing.