Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UPDATE: Really? You're just sending this now???

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Well, to the communications staff's credit, this sort of last minute notification on press conferences shouldn't be a problem for the rest of the year.

The staff handed out list of all press conference days and times today. The next meeting is April 10 at 11 a.m.


Communications Chief Cindy Aubrey waited until today.
  • Communications Chief Cindy Aubrey waited until the last minute.

Sure, if you attended the last Mayor's Press Conference, as the Indy did, then you got the heads up that the next one would likely be today.

But there wasn't a whole lot of us media folks at the last press conference. And that means that a lot of local media just heard this morning that the mayor's next press conference is today. At 11 a.m.

Is it just me, or in the spirit of transparency does it make sense to send out that notice a little earlier? I mean the city communications department has been planning this for weeks. I would think a few days notice wouldn't be much to ask.

Instead, this landed in my inbox at 8:16 a.m.:

Media Advisory
March 9, 2012

Mayor Bach Monthly Media Conference

Mayor Steve Bach will hold his monthly media conference on Tuesday, March 13 at 11am in the City Administration Building Room 102. Topics to be covered include:

· Spirit of the Springs: Economic Vitality Specialist, Donna Nelson

· Downtown Security Cameras: Police Chief, Pete Carey Chief of Economic Vitality, Steve Cox Downtown Solutions Team Leader, Chuck Murphy

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