Dear Members of City Council,
I write today as a co-founder of CincyPHLUSH – the public restroom advocacy group with a plan for installing Portland Loos at Metro transit centers. You may recall reading about us in this Enquirer article, this CityBeat cover story, or even this recent editorial in the Enquirer. I would also like to thank Councilmember Greg Landsman for endorsing CincyPHLUSH during last season’s election campaign.
Councilmembers Harris, Owens, and Johnson: I believe former Councilmember Chris Seelbach has mentioned our efforts to you via social media. Seelbach was a crucial player in actualizing the only Portland Loo currently in Cincinnati, at the extreme western edge of the Riverfront Park.
In short, we believe grown-up, international cities should take care of basic human needs – and as such, we should have universally accessible public toilets for people who need them.
On behalf of CincyPHLUSH, and inspired by Chris Seelbach, we would like to engage the new City Council on this important public health issue. Please let me know if you are interested in engaging with us further on this topic. We would love to explore ways in which City Council can help advance this initiative.
Thank you, in advance, for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Jason Haap | Co-founder, CincyPHLUSH