Letters to the Editor

LTE: Grease Campaign in Triangle Area

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 14:37:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Alan Ellis
Subject: Letter to the Editor


My wife and I live in the Triangle area of North Carolina Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)

The city has recently launched a “don’t pour grease down the drain” campaign called “Don’t Be a Greaser.”

This is an unacceptable racial slur. I called the manager of the city’s sewer service to inform him that “greaser” is an offensive term. He first pleaded ignorance — and then told me where to put my comments and concern.

I’d like to ask your help.

I’m copying in a list of people in Raleigh government — as well as an article on the program from the Raleigh News and Observer (local daily paper).


City Manager Dempsey E. Benton (919) 890-3070
Asst. City Manager Lawrence E. Wray (919) 890-3160
Asst. City Manager Carolyn H. Carter (919) 890-3070
Crisp, Gail crispg@raleigh-nc.org
Culbreth, Brenda culbrethb@raleigh-nc.org
Hatley, Reba hatleyr@raleigh-nc.org
Fender, Marc fenderm@raleigh-nc.org
Garland, John jgarland@raleigh-nc.org
Gibson, Marti gibsonmm@raleigh-nc.org
Jackson, Donna jacksonds@raleigh-nc.org
Jackson, Scott jacksons@raleigh-nc.org
Massenburg, David massenburgd@raleigh-nc.org

City of Raleigh:

Offices: Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Room 209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 590, Raleigh, N.C., 27602
Phone: (919) 890-3050 – voice, 890-3058 – fax

Monday, January 10, 2000
Ads fish for awareness about grease disposal

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