Mary Scott 
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Re: “No food for you!

Great article, Adrian.

Posted by Mary Scott on 09/08/2011 at 12:07 PM

Re: “New media

Hey Citizen Pain - We are monitoring tweets and have our own Twitter feed so please engage with us! Go to and click on the Twitter icon to sign up. There is also a mobile app available from the web site perfect for things like reporting potholes.
(we also monitor #cos and #COsprings but we are more likely to see the #springsgov because the other tags are used by so many people for non-governmental topics)

Posted by Mary Scott on 07/21/2011 at 11:50 AM

Re: “No answers on Banning Lewis drilling

Thank you for your reply. My understanding when we intially spoke is that your interest was primarily related to BLR rezoning - that you wanted general information about rezoning but the topic prompting the request was BLR and possible mining activity. So it wasn't true in your blog to say you didn't ask to speak to anyone about the property as we did discuss it which is the only way I knew to ask staff to begin researching the issues. I knew would not be a straight-forward rezoning -- hence my reason for trying to ensure our staff gathered the info you would need first relative to BLR so they could provide you with complete information rather than general info that would have to include a lot of caveats. Please know that I - and our whole office - will always seek to get you what you need as completely as possible and we are committed to transparency.

I also want to take this opportunity to clarify that the media policy does not prohibit you from contacting staff members directly. The memo that went to employees provided direction to employees to work with our department when getting media requests on complex topics because they often cross departments and not every department knows each other's piece, but the nature of our jobs in this office means we often have the bigger picture view. This was always supposed to happen, but didn't always happen so the memo provided additional guidance. From communications with others in the field locally, it does not seem our media policy is anything different than how they operate. Centralized communications is the norm for large, complex organizations.

Our goal at the end of the day is to provide you with accurate, timely and complete information. We want to be a help - not a barrier.

I have always respected your work and ability to cover all the angles of the story and I know we will continue to have that positive working relationship.

Posted by Mary Scott on 07/06/2011 at 5:26 PM

Re: “No answers on Banning Lewis drilling

This blog seems unfair and surprising to me since I have always been responsive to your requests. When you asked me about this at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday, you did say you wanted to talk rezoning relative to Banning Lewis Ranch, which is more complex than just a question about how rezoning works in general. You also did not indicate any time frame or deadline you were working on. I immediately put the request into Planning resulting in the email I sent you about when information would be available -- which had NOTHING to do with a media policy or stonewalling but just the reality that answering general questions about rezoning would not be accurate relative to the complexities of BLR.

You called me today (Wednesday) to say you wanted to talk to someone about rezoning in general, which we scheduled for you today. There is no stonewalling going on and it's disingenuous for you to say so.

Mary Scott
City Communications

Posted by Mary Scott on 07/06/2011 at 3:52 PM

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