Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Another D****d Humboldt Blog?

This one might be a bit different, though.

The Times- Standard informs us that recently elected Trinidad City Councilguy, Mike Morgan, has started a blog dealing with Trinidad issues and government. He wants to use it to facilitate discussion and transparency in local government.

We'll wish his effort well, but feel he's got a tough row to hoe. Hard to believe the level of discourse there won't deteriorate quickly enough to the level of so many other blogs up here, at least the political ones.


At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how acrimonious politics can be in even the tiniest towns. Look at just the recall attempts in the last few years in various towns. My suggestion was that every two years, all the city councils in Humboldt County and Del Norte pick up their stuff and move to another City- Fortuna goes to Eureka, the Eureka Council goes to Crescent City and so forth. How about that?

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Carol said...

We tried to have a blog for the HCDCC, but only a handful of people used it, so we shut it down. But most people at the time did not know what a blog was.

I think it is a great tool, if people will use it.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Fred said...

It certainly has potential. If nothing else, some of the back and forth conversation might take place on the blog and hopefully save some time during meetings.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Off topic - I took the puppy up to Spaws for her grooming and then drove by your house, Fred. You have such a neat old house. I like the purple princess bushes in your yard.

At 2:49 PM, Blogger MikeMorgan, Councilmember said...

Thanks for blogging about my blog Fred. While I'm not foreign to hoeing tough rows - my Dad always had a garden in NC for me to toil away in - I'll be the first to admit I've got that wide-eyed excitement of a newbie blogger.

Beyond encouraging fellow residents to participate more, or some for the first time, my commitment and request for transparency have lead me to step on some toes I care about with this one. I'm pretty good at unintentionally doing that already.

All that being said, if someone has nothing to hide, they'll have no problem keeping non-confidential political conversations public. We shall see.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

To paraphrase somebody, the best case against democracy is 5 minutes reading anonymous voter comments on a political blog. Still, thoughtful voices do post.

At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ARB will become as powerful and as destructive as the coastal commission. The nuts really are running the loony bin here.


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