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No more bloggers included in civic-news round-up at the Fortress on 12th

December 9th, 2010 · 11 Comments

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)
Today’s Headlines

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Community Services :

Vancouver Opera to kick off season with opera version of West Side Story Globe and Mail

Safe injection sites will open with or without permission

Park board may close washrooms and cut cleaning Vancouver Courier

City councillor floats downtown public square plan Vancouver Courier

Planning talk; Grandview-Woodland is next in line to receive a community plan Vancouver Courier

Governance :

Survey finds a quarter of Vancouver city employees lack confidence in city hall Globe and Mail

Low morale among city workers, survey finds Vancouver Sun

Less than half of employees think City of Vancouver well-run, survey shows Georgia Straight

City workers happy with jobs, less happy with brass METRO VANCOUVER

Vancouver gets a failing grade from city’s employees QMI Agency

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

Olympics :

Steep discounts likely part of Olympic village strategy, marketer says Globe and Mail

Policing :

Former gang associate appeals to students to choose a better path Vancouver Sun

Fired Vancouver Cop Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Vancouver Sun

Sun helps launch anti-gang video contest for B.C. high school students Vancouver Sun

Jim Chu: Vancouver’s top cop CTV NEWS

Cop pleads guilty to drug trafficking The Province

Outrage greets officer’s conviction on assault charge The Province

Cop found guilty of Kits assault QMI Agency

Former police officer pleads guilty QMI Agency

Sustainability :

Some landowners using community gardens to get a tax break Special To The Sun

Transportation :

TransLink targets fare cheats The Province

Yesterday’s Headlines

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

City Services :

Trees destroyed in Vancouver (Segment features Mayor Robertson) GLOBAL NEWS

Policing :

Drugged driving GLOBAL NEWS

Hearing ordered in Vancouver police beating case

VPD veteran charged with assault; Ex VPD officer admits to drug dealing CTV NEWS

VPD assault hearing CTV NEWS

Blogs will no longer be included in these summaries

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