By way of quick institutional reminder, I mentioned we were a 501c3 community space looking to make good on a $500K helper grant to buy a building. The guy on the phone said, “oh yeah, that’s important,” and seemed to be willing to book something this week if it was urgent.
I told him it wasn’t urgent (it’s really not) and so he took my phone number and said he’d call back with an appointment for probably/hopefully next week.
Aside: I think i like the term “Diplomat” more than I like “Ambassador”.
Sounds good. Should I team up with someone and do the same for Mandelman’s office? I believe John Shutt (nyc bitcoin guy) had a friend who worked in the campaign but might as well call and set up a meeting.
Hmm ok I just found out victoria-nicole-ruth had a handout last time they met with Ronen. I’m going to see if I can get it.
It doesn’t need to be slides - I think the handout probably works fine. For me it’s useful to steer the conversation especially if I forget something, plus something to leave with them. I guess the pitch would be noisebridge itself
668 Guerrero is in Mandelman’s district and moving there would likely require applying for a conditional use authorization. We could ask for his advice about applying since he knows his district well, maybe a letter of support? Also we can mention the impact fee that we’re up against and maybe get his support for having that waived as well.
Oh, I see… Start a separate thread about that, perhaps? I’d like for us to get better about organizing our thoughts, as a group. This forum is starting to take the place of the wiki in terms of being a repository of institutional knowledge.