At the Week’s End for March 30, 2012

From the “I couldn’t make this stuff up” file:

I attended my first City of Columbus Department Head Meeting as a media representative, this past Monday.  These meetings have been open to the media, for a few years now, so I thought I would stop in and see what was going on.

There was the usual boring stuff that I had witnessed for years, during my time as a City employee, but in light of the craziness of the last City Council meeting, I thought I would stop in, to take a peek. Nothing of note happened, so nothing was reported by The Real Story.

Well, on Thursday the following letter was sent to The Real Story, as well as to the Columbus Packet, which also had a representative at the meeting.

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As you can see, we have been banned from the “reindeer games’ and we are not allowed to attend the meetings anymore.  And just think – I only attended one meeting!

What can I say?  What is the Mayor trying to hide? What is he trying to keep from the public?

The Real Story is still watching and still writing.  We will never stop.  We will continue to be the community’s watch dog, even if the people who we’re watching make it clear that our presence is not appreciated.

Joseph B. St, John

Mr. Mojo Rising

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2 Comments on “At the Week’s End for March 30, 2012”

  1. John Dorroh Says:

    Regardless of what the Attorney General wrote in his letter, it just doesn’t make sense that the taxpayers, once again, are being barred from such meetings. Another case of “taxation without representation.” Is not having media in the room REALLY conducive to a more productive meeting? If so, it looks as if we will never get the chance to know. There’ll be word of mouth “reporting” that tends to start rumors.

    Mythed agaian…John Dorroh

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  2. lettersfrombeula Says:

    I cannot say I’m surprised.

    Reply

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