Newly re-elected Ada Commish Sharon Ullman has started her COMMISH BLOG and vows to turn over a new leaf when it comes to dealing with the media. She has hit the ground running just like Team Obama who also know a thing or two about public opinion via the internet.
Her first entry is interesting as it discusses an attempt by Allied Waste to get an extra 10 year extension on their county contract without going through a new bid…they say a new bid will make it “cost more,” according to the Commish. She lays out some pros and cons for seeking new bids for the next contract period.
She offers her direct phone number with no screener and direct e-mail. Talk about OPEN GOVERNMENT!
As for the media, she wants them to attend meetings and have total access to records and she is steering clear of press releases and the petty stuff that got her unelected the last time around.
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