Saturday, December 6, 2008

bloomingdales?

god bless alice thompson, the outreach person for the mayor's office here in ward 5. she sent this email out yesterday:

GOOD AFTERNOON ALL,

BLOOMINGDALES:

MONDAY MORNING WE WILL DO A FOLLOW –UP / CLEAN –UP / NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS IN BLOOMINGDALES IN PREPARATION FOR MAYOR FENTY’S WALK THROUGH THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11TH COMMENCING @ 3:00PM.

ADDITIONALLY, WE WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR GRAFFITI REMOVAL. YESTERDAY WE REMOVED GRAFFITI FROM PUBLIC SPACE. TODAY WE REMOVED GRAFFITI FROM OVER 7 PROPERTIES – AT LEAST 5 MORE TO GO, I RECEIVED SEVERAL REQUEST FROM CITIZENS THIS MORNING. THE GRAFFITI TEAM DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

SEVERAL ADDRESSES HAVE TRASH AND DEBRIS, BUILDING MATERIALS, ETC. – WE MUST WRITE TICKETS

IVY CITY:

WE WILL HEAD OVER TO IVY CITY FOR A FOLLOW-UP IN PREPARATION FOR MAYOR FENTY’S WALKTHROUGH – TUESDSAY, DECEMBER 11TH COMMENCING @ 4:00PM. IVY CITY NEEDS FENWICK STREET CLEANED, VACANT LOT NEXT TO THE TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH –1814 CENTRAL PLACE. AND THE REAR ALLEY OOF A VACANT PROPERTY ON 1800 CORCORAN ST, NE.

GRAFFITI NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM AN APARTMENT BLDG. ON 1800 CORCORAN (BUTLER HAS THE WAIVER) AND A WALL IN REAR OF A VACANT BLDG ON 1800 CORCORAN. ALSO, PRIVATE HOME 1861 CORCORAN. I HAVE THE WAIVER.

SEE ALL MONDAY, HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE XMAS LUNCH CLINTON AND I WILL BE THROWING FOR YOU GUYS BY MONDAY. DATE IS THUR. DEC 18TH AT 5MPD HEADQUARTERS.

MANY THANKS,

ALICE

Alice A. Thompson
Outreach and Services Specialist W-5
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s
Office of Community Relations and Services
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 211
Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel. (202) 727-5746
Fax (202) 727-5931
Alice.Thompson@dc.gov
this is the second email i've seen from her office referring to our neighborhood as "bloomingdales". is this in reference to north bloomingdale + south bloomingdale? are there two "bloomingdales"?

and why all caps? no need to shout! :)

6 comments:

kate said...

Maybe she thinks the neighborhood is named after the department store?

Anonymous said...

She helped get rid of a pile of trash next to a vacant that started attracting contributors. Her office has to be one of the most effective in the city.

Noah said...

I've always thought you guys were called Bloomingdaliens.

IMGoph said...

is that like ATLiens? :)

Paul Kirk said...

Ms. Thompson was a Marion Barry supporter, now she has a high paying job with Fenty. I don't know the totality of her job responsibilities, but she doesn't spend very much time in the office. She can be seen driving a city vehicle around a lot and helping those she wants to help. For such a high-paying job, it is interesting to me that she has so much time to help people get the city to do things it should be doing anyway, like picking up trash.

IMGoph said...

paul: i like alice thompson. she clearly gets results. just poking some fun at her email, that's all.