writing letters is more effective than e-mail
a true phone convesation is more effective than letters
in the case of katz, however, they won't let you speak with her directly.
COMMENT LINE: 503-823-4127 which they say she and her staff listen to. You will have 2 minutes (neverenough for me!)
Mayor Vera Katz
1221 SW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
I just wrote one, it took a TOTAL of 8 minutes, start to finish. make it a routine. I write one to an official at least 3 times a month, though vera is my current target.
we can't say they ignored us if we don't at least make our voices heard.
If you don't get a respnse letter, write again to let them know that they were rude to ignore you. it's very bad form to not write a response letter.