Thursday, April 03, 2008

Out of Control in Whitesboro . . .

First it was Utica's school district proposing to hire a public relations outfit to "handle" Utica's proposed capital project.

No, no, no, we cannot say "sell" the capital project because it would be against NYS Education Department rulings to use public funds to advocate for a particular vote on a project.

Now the Whitesboro school district is getting into the act.

Anyone who believes that the "campaign's purpose isn't to sway voters in favor of the capital project" is a fool. The Superintendent had to say that to make what is being done sound Kosher.

The County has already hired a PR firm to "handle" its sewer fiasco, and it is this blogger's understanding that the Water Authority is following suit on some of its issues.

One has to ask, if government has to hire public relations firms to "explain" things, then "What is it selling?"


Rebecca Mecomber said...

I thought the same thing when I read the story. "isn't trying to sway voters." HA! They think we are stupid!

Then again, how many folks are still sending their kids to those schools, paying the higher and higher tax bills, and voting in favor of the higher and higher budgets every year?

Anonymous said...

If this is what they do then I can do only one thing - I will vote against this budget and any incumbent that is running for the board. The same with the Oneida County - if you're an incumbent then I believe you're part of this - I will vote you out and will contribute to your opponent whoever they are. That is the only way to send the message and make sure it's heard so we get competent people in office.

Anonymous said...

Whats next? surprised NH didn't hire one when their 1st school referendum failed last year