Limited Taxation & Government
Post Office Box 408 Peabody, Massachusetts
01960 (617) 248-0022
E-Mail: email@example.com Web-page: http://cltg.org
Monday, August 3, 1998
CLT&G Closes Boston Office -- Relocates
As you'll see in Barbara's bi-weekly column it's
The Tremont Street, Boston, office of Citizens for
Limited Taxation & Government has been officially vacated and closed.
The movers arrived on Thursday and carried out
twenty-plus years of accumulated office supplies, equipment, records and files to the new
"regional" home-offices of us four staffers: Chip Faulkner in Wrentham,
Loretta Hayden in Stoughton, Barbara in Marblehead, and me in Peabody.
This week, now that our "full-time"
legislators, "The Best Legislature Money Can Buy," are on vacation for
the next five months, the "members" busy campaigning full-time to keep their
jobs, we'll be unpacking and setting up in our home-offices.
While the Boston phone number (617-248-0022) will
remain operational, the calls forwarded until folks adjust to our relocation, the official
mailing address for CLT&G now is:
P.O. Box 408
Peabody, MA 01960
With the office's rent more than
quadrupling in the new lease (far beyond what we can afford these days) had we
stayed, our expanding ability to telecommute (as I've always done, and Barbara's been
doing for over a year) through computers and fax machines, the difficulty of lobbying the
Legislature while in its "Finneran Reigns" phase; with a limited budget from
contributions, the time and effort of daily commuting into the city for Chip Faulkner and
Loretta Hayden, and the still questionable future of a full-time standing organization,
there is no justification to remain in Boston at an increasing expense.
Other than location, nothing will change
so long as your interest and financial support, and that of enough others, continues
and we have sufficient funds to go on being the lone voice of the Massachusetts taxpayer,
the nagging conscience of the state Legislature.
With this now-diminished overhead and
not being locked in to a long-term lease agreement, we have the flexibility to quickly
adjust our efforts accordingly, based on the level of interest, support, and commitment of
the taxpayers and our membership.
So onward and forward to another day . .
Chip Ford --
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