Friday, March 21, 2008

Don't Blame JWM

A reader comments angrily that Jennifer Wenson Maier should have made the public more aware of the Brownfield Development Area proposal. Well, maybe nothing was in the print media about it, but Plaintalker began mentioning it in December. Click here for the past stories.
Perhaps if the city's web site was a more viable means of communication, the BDA opportunity could have been showcased there. Or maybe the well-compensated PR staff could have alerted the newspapers.
It seems the opportunity to comment proves sometimes more of a chance to vent. I urge readers to use the search function at the top of the blog to check Plaintalker for coverage. You can key in a name or a term and all the related stories will come up. Plainfield has plenty of secrets, but the BDA wasn't exactly one, at least not on the blog.
Please note that comments do not appear instantly, as they do on the forum. I have to take a look at them and I am not online all the time. So they appear after I have reviewed them. Thanks to all who have commented.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps, if the city HAD communications AND and web site, we would have known.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous SlinkyJ said...

While the blogs are a valuable and much-appreciated source of information for Plainfield residents (especially in the absence of a viable communications program led by the city), it does not absolve the city of their responsibility to inform the public of opportunities like the brownfields program and work with us to educate us and gain our support. Where is the leadership at the top?

9:52 AM  

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