As of Dec. 1, an electronic news summary that goes out to councillors no longer included reports on bloggers, as has been the practice in the past. (See the full message on the next page.)
Kind of odd, as it’s not really that hard to keep track of the four blogs that cover the city the most intensively.
Too many doses of annoying, temperature-raising information? I have heard that some blog posts have generated so much angst that various councillors or staffers have made vows not to read any more just to keep their blood pressure down.
Or is it that the powers that be figure that everyone, from the lowliest staffer to the city manager, is reading them obsessively anyway, so why bother? We don’t know as no explanation was offered.
But Councillor Ellen Woodsworth is planning to ask why next Tuesday.
Here’s the memo that went out.
From: Donovan, Thomas
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 8:46 AM
To: Donovan, Thomas
Subject: TODAY’S HEADLINES (Wednesday, December 1, 2010)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Community Services :
Safe injection sites will open with or without permission montrealgazette.com
Park board may close washrooms and cut cleaning Vancouver Courier
City councillor floats downtown public square plan Vancouver Courier
Low morale among city workers, survey finds Vancouver Sun
City workers happy with jobs, less happy with brass METRO VANCOUVER
City workers not a happy bunch CKNW AM 980
Transfer payments Vancouver Courier
Mayor & Council :
Mayor Robertson an acolyte of global green plutocrats Vancouver Courier
Fired Vancouver Cop Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Vancouver Sun
Cop pleads guilty to drug trafficking The Province
Cop found guilty of Kits assault QMI Agency
Former police officer pleads guilty QMI Agency
Some landowners using community gardens to get a tax break Special To The Sun
TransLink targets fare cheats The Province
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
City Services :
Drugged driving GLOBAL NEWS
VPD assault hearing CTV NEWS
Blogs will no longer be included in these summaries