- State the problem with clarity and do not blame or threaten in the first letter. If the problem is not getting resolved, follow up with consequent letters. In the further proceedings mention the course of action that you have planned. But make sure you have decided to take further action to resolve the problem.
- State the exact reason for disagreement.
- Provide necessary proof to support your point of view.
- Mention the expected result of your plan of action. Include the course of action that you plan to take up.
- End the letter by mentioning the advantages of agreement of a solution. Express your confidence in it.
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Dear [Recipients Name],
I have detoured all over town during the street repairs that have plagued us for the past year and a half now but this notice I just received that the only street accessing my business parking lot is just too much. My patience is gone, and I am writing to complain.
First we endured the reconstruction of 164th Street between Penn and May. That is one of the major arteries in town. The repairs went on for six months or more which seemed excessive.
Then there was 158th between Roscoe and Jones. That renovation lasted eight months. Four other locations followed and oddly, there are still pock marks and potholes in the repaired areas.
I think the city should take a look at this project. Whoever is making the decisions and heading up the construction doesn't seem accomplished.
I pay pretty hefty taxes living here, and I want to see that money designated for road repair is judiciously used Which means the streets are done effectively and efficiently.
Please consider the citizens of this town. The consensus is we are all tired of this haphazard work and inconvenience.
Thank you for listening.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Disagreement letter about a road reconstruction.
Further things to consider when writing disagreement letters to government officials
Disagreement letters are letters written when someone disapproves the opinion of the other person. They allow you to express your frustrations or concerns assertively and constructively. There are many situations that might force you to write a disagreement letter. For instance, an accusation of a company policy violation, poor performance rating, or wrongful discharge. It may also be a local government decision that could affect your property. When these things happen, you may feel defensive and angry, and it is important that you calm down and clear your head before expressing your opinion.
Disagreement letters must be written in a manner that expresses your opinion clearly. Outline the disagreement and briefly explain how you think it can best be resolved. Maintain a professional tone throughout the letter and avoid being rude to the recipient. Keep the letter brief and to the point and avoid adding unnecessary details that might confuse the issue or the recipient. Be constructive and back up your opinions with evidence, pointing out the specific error or concern respectfully. Avoid accusations and threats despite how you feel. End the letter with a positive tone that displays your confidence in resolving the issue.
Letters to Government Officials
Letters to government officials are letters written to any person who works and acts in an official capacity for the government. The recipients of such letters could be congressmen, governors, or even the president. There are many reasons why you may want to write to a government official. Maybe some roads in your area need reconstruction and proper lighting. Perhaps there is a curfew in your town which has made it impossible for you to do night shifts. Whatever the reason, the letter must be formal, respectful, and well-worded.
When writing letters to government officials, you need to decide the official to whom you want to direct the letter. Start by introducing yourself and clearly stating the reason for your letter. Explain how the issue at hand affects you and other people in your group. Explain your personal stand on it and the reason for your position. Offer suggestions that you think can solve the problem. Emphasize important information by bolding or underlining. Try to keep the letter short, preferably one page. Wrap it up by thanking the recipient in advance for reading the letter and considering your thoughts. Type the letter or write it in clear, legible handwriting.