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?"