As many of you have seen my signature I take an informal count of how many times I've been in any of the 3 or 4 papers that cover my area. Last night I actually sat down with a reporter and really helped him write a questioning article on school funding knowing that tonight I will take the first step in answering that question at the Planning Commission with a large PUD coming in (1850 acres 5200 units).
Question to all of you is, are you afraid or embrace the news media (newspaper mostly but maybe trade journals or TV even) and do you use them to your advantage.
I have a very open door policy with the two newspaper journalists in town and told them that until I read something I shouldn't with my name in it I will continue to talk to them. I think they are a friend, for now, and are a very useful tool in getting the planning message out to many people who may not attend Planning Commission or Council Board Meetings.