Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mayor Ballard's Warped Sense of Public Involvement

Mayor Ballard said his administration would be "transparent."

Is this how it's done?

Despite telling Democrats on the City-County Council repeatedly that nothing was in the works, the Mayor and Citizens Energy Group CEO Carey Lykins are having a joint press conference tomorrow at 9:00 in the Mayor's Office.

Well, I wonder what those two could be discussing?

Did anybody think that it might be a good idea to get public input before embarking on any type of joint venture? You did? Oh, you just decided it would be a good idea to tell as few people as possible and to face the public AFTER the joint announcement?

Utility Briefing Invite[1]

Notice how this is a joint PR affair?

I seldom resort to personal invective on this blog, but, friends, our Mayor has gone from a "man of the people" to a behind closed doors deal cutting coward. He has the joint conference and then sends his underlings to clean up with the public. And, yes, Mr. & Mrs. John Q Public, you will get precisely one hour to grasp all the complexities of this deal our Mayor has shephered in the dark of night. Good luck!


1 comment:

Marycatherine Barton said...

Who wouldn't agree with the personal invective you wrote in your last paragraph, IPOPA. Sheesh!