To my regular readers, we are not alone. My readership is expanding.

Not only is this blog being read by members of the fire district, they are acting, actively, on the advice.

Your welcome. I will continue giving you feedback.


Second of three

The meeting this evening was more lively than last week. Most interesting was the reaction to my post last Friday.

Just so you know, unless you are honest about the fact you did it, you can edit your page and post as much as you want, as many times as you want, after the publication date and no one will know about it. Useful for correcting typos, someone could, knowingly and willfully erroneously, make the claim it was like that all along.

So a date, of say, January 30, 2015 will remain as the original post date but you can change as much, or all of the content, of the page any way you desire and not tell anybody. Leaving them to think it was all original.

Which is what happened on the fire district blog. Many errors are fixed and now one could point at the facts I presented Friday and claim I was ‘misinforming the public’.

While the fire districts page remained so convoluted even the plain text was random through Tuesday morning, (the print off this morning is very telling proof.) this afternoon their IT tech must have been busy chasing down and fixing a few of the accuracies I mentioned.

Shame, actually. All it would have taken is for him/her to just approach the page as if a new visitor and try the links to see the faults. It’s basic blogger stuff.


Click on the link

Now the text reads “Please click on “Community Voice” in the column to the left”, and that option actually exists. Fortunately I have a dated print copy proving my facts as of the date I wrote them.

Still, save yourself the trouble of thinking the “Next Step” button will do anything helpful. Most people would think you need to hit it to, well, maybe go to the next step.

But if you type something in the ‘Whats your idea?” block (I typed ‘How Much?’) and hit ‘Next Step’ you go to this page.

Yes, I know it will be fixed soon, but as of this writing it says:

We’re sorry, but there is not a web page matching your entry.

And about that FaceBook Harvesting?

Yup, still there.

But you do have an option.

But in order to ask anything without using FaceBook, they require you to sign up to their club. Are you ready to give them all that information, create a fake screen name, remember yet another password to yet another website you probably won’t visit again just to ask a question?


Actually, they are counting on it.

Your Choice.

Give them your FaceBook account so they can friend, and lobby, you, or join their private club in order to express your first amendment rights. No worries, I am sure they won’t bother you.

They are listening.

I mentioned that the New Feature website was so lacking of any substance that no one would even know why they were there.

Bonus! Now the entire slide presentation seen at the meetings is available for viewing and downloading, without even putting in a Public Records Request.

Who’s attending the meetings

Gotta say, they are still a long way from getting many non-friends-of-the-district to attend their meetings, and only one opportunity remains before they vote to put this on the ballot. Only about half a dozen new faces in the room.

Amazingly, they are going to tout the success of their sparsely attended meetings when they bring the issue to the voters. Since the rooms are always well attended by staff and payroll, some out of uniform, it looks full, even to the point of getting more chairs.

One member of the public, a known friend-of-the-district, that did show up, said he was at the last meeting and that he will be at the next meeting, did do some politicking, saying he was writing about it and that everyone else should promote the issue on their social media sites, without being stopped by the commissioners, even though they know it is a clear violation of PDC rules.

An uncomfortable moment did occur though. When I asked if I could bring some printed material to pass around the room, the commissioners looked at each other , then the chief, before hesitantly starting to answer in the affirmative.

To which I added they should seek approval from the PDC before allowing me to politic for or against a ballot measure. In the fire station. At and to members of the public. Called to a public meeting.

Should have been a  no-brainer. But they didn’t have the attorney there to render his knowed opinion.

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