Property Rights Foundation of America®
Founded 1994

PROTECTING PRIVATE PROPERTY
FROM OVERZEALOUS WETLANDS RE-MAPPING

WHAT CAN I DO?

1. Write letters to the Editor
Write concise letters to the editor of local newspapers (400 words or less) stating why the overzealous new DEC wetlands maps should be withdrawn. Describe how the maps directly affect you and your neighbors. Raise the important issues, such as just compensation, tax relief. Ask for reforms proposed by Assemblyman Robert G. Prentiss.
Addresses and telephone numbers follow.
2. Write to your Assemblyman and State Senator
  In your letters to your representatives in the State Assembly and Senate, point out the same ideas that you wrote to the editor in your letters to the editor. Urge your representatives to take specific action and to reply in writing with their support for your position. Addresses and telephone numbers are on the reverse side of this flyer.
3. Ask for an Appointment with your Assemblyman and Senator
  When you come to the meeting, bring one or two neighbors. Bring a note pad and afterwards write a letter of appreciation and confirmation of the views expressed.
4. Write the Governor
  Ask Governor George E. Pataki to withdraw the overzealous new DEC wetlands maps for Saratoga County. Also include the points in your letters to the editor. His address follows.
5. Call Talk Shows
  An important point to raise with talk shows is the injustice of the failure to award just compensation to landowners, as guaranteed in the Constitution. Tell how everyone's taxes will rise when wetlands property loses value. Say that the re-mapping of Saratoga County is the beginning of re-mapping of wetlands of the entire state.
6. Sponsor Meetings at your Organization, Church or Home
  By holding a meeting, you can work together with your friends and neighbors to defend Saratoga County's property owners from DEC's overzealous wetlands re-mapping.
7. Support the Property Rights Foundation of America
  Dedicated to the principle that the right to own private property is a fundamental American freedom that guarantees personal liberty and promotes economic prosperity.

 

How to Contact Your New York State Legislators

from the Capital District area

Here are your State legislator's addresses and office phone numbers for this area. Letters to members of the state Assembly and Senate may be addressed to their offices in the Legislative Office Building (LOB), Albany, NY.
The ZIP code for the Assembly is 12248, and for the Senate is 12247.

Governor George E. Pataki
Executive Chamber
New York State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

State Assembly Members

Pat M. Casale, R-Troy, Room 722, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-5777. District office: 234 S. Central Ave., Fortune Plaza, Mechanicville, 664-1043. John J. McEneny, D-Albany, Room 648, Legislative Office Bldg., 455-4178, no district office.
Robert D'Andrea, R-C-Saratoga Springs, Room 320, Legislative office Bldg., Albany, 455-5404. District office: 285 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5151. Robert Prentiss, R-Colonie, Room 523, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-5931; district office: 315 Ushers Road, Ballston Lake, 877-7113.
John Faso, R-Kinderhook, Room 933, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-3751. District offices: Cobleskill, 296-8070; Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, 731-1093. James Tedisco, R-Schenectady, Room 546, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-5811; district office: 114 Broadway, Schenectady, 370-2812.
Ronald Canestrari, D-Cohoes, Room 731, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-4474; no district office. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, Room 713, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-5197; district office: Guy Park Manor, 366 W. Main St., Amsterdam, 843-0227.
Elizabeth Little, R-Glens Falls, Room 324 Legislative Office Bldg., 455-5565. District office: 21 Bay Street, Glens Falls, 792-4546. Marc Butler, R-Newport, Room 628, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-5393; district offices: 41 E. Main St., Johnstown, 762-6486; 126 Mary St., Herkimer, (315) 866-1632.

State Senators

Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, R-Brunswick, Room 909, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-3191; district office: 368 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1001. James L. Seward, R-C-Millford, Room 307, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-3131; district office: 41 S. Main St., Oneonta, (607) 432-5524.
Hugh T. Farley, R-Niskayuna, Room 412, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-2181; no district office. Ronald B. Stafford, R-Plattsburgh, 502 Capitol, 455-2811. District office: 37 Clinton St., Plattsburgh 12901, 561-2430.
Neil Breslin, D-Albany, Room 606, Legislative Office Bldg., Albany, 455-2225; no district office.  

How to Send Letters to the Editor

Here are addresses for Letters to the Editor. Be sure to include your full name, address and telephone number (day and/or evening - specify) where they can reach you for confirmation of authorship.
Capitol District Business Review
P.O. Box 15081
Albany, NY 12212-5081
Glens Falls Post Star
P.O. Box 2157
Glens Falls, NY 12801-2157
Saratogian
20 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Schenectady Gazette
P.O. Box 1090
Schenectady, NY 12301
Spotlight
P.O. Box 100
Delmar, NY 12054
Times Union
Box 15000
Albany, NY 12212
Troy Record
501 Broadway
Troy, NY 12181
Ballston Journal
35 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Clifton Park Spotlight
125 Adams St.
Delmar, NY 12954
Community News
Clifton Park Corp., Bldg. 400
Suite 429
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Express
P.O. Box 608
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Property Rights Foundation of America P.O. Box 75, Stony Creek, NY 12878 518/696-5748 

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