Which statement do you think is more likely to generate the desired response?
I’ve been living here for 50 years! I pay my taxes! This neighbourhood is a disaster and the city needs to do something!
I love this neighbourhood and I really like living here. I think it would be really great if more of the people like me who want to live here were able to.
Even if nothing else comes out of this, I hope some people at least learn something from it.