Thursday, March 24, 2011

Council Member Amy Murray Discovers Fire, Again.

I don't know what book of clichés Council Member Amy Murray dug this media stunt from, but man it is old. Having the story on WVXU is foolish for two reasons. First it is foolish the local NPR affiliate WVXU fell for this stunt. There are surely better news stories in Cincinnati. The second is that the average listener/reader of WVXU is going to trend more educated, and more likely to see this as a hollow stunt. The NPR audience would also be more concerned about how much more her plan would cost. She's a Republican and won't raise taxes, so how many jobs will she cut to make this happen? PayGo, Amy, Paygo. If she gets this story on local TV news, then Suburbanites will eat this up. Too bad they can't vote for her.

8 comments:

  1. You're just upset because she's endearing herself to our community by looking after our roads instead of our streetcar. It must drive you crazy that she's not a fellow car hater.

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  2. ^She also was advocating for pedestrians, COA T. You car addicts better put the chick on notice.

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  3. COAST,

    Why are you not asking if she is INCREASING SPENDING to do this. that would be "additional." If you are not, then you are hypocrites. Well, you are hypocrites, but this would confirm your selective application of your organisation's alleged point.

    We all know your point is to destroy the city, not be worried about additional spending, so your comment is not a surprise.

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  4. My understanding is that it does not increase spending - just gets things done more quickly.

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  5. ^affirmative. The WCPO article indicates she is trying to get residents to be more active and report the problems instead of just waiting for the city to find the holes.
    http://tinyurl.com/488m6sg

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  6. Since the City has had a Customer Service Hotline for years now, where citizens can report things like potholes, how is Murray's plan new or revolutionary? And she's hardly 'endearing' herself to anyone but the TOASTers.

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  7. Who said that this had to be revolutionary? Fixing potholes has always been a primary function of the local politician - which is what the author implies with his "book of clichés" remark. Potholes necessitate action in fixing them. There are numerous reasons to criticize any politician but in this instance I find it to be unwarranted. The press conference, which costs the taxpayers nothing, causes more pothole reporting, thus speeding up the process.

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  8. I saw this story on WLWT-TV. The street in the video was my street. It appears that the only hole they filled was the one shown in that segment. Other holes in the street - even a block away, are still there.

    Then Murray spoke for a bit, saying something like, "we will work around the clock to fill these potholes, but we won't spend any extra money." Which does not make sense to me.

    IMO, The whole thing reeked like a PR stunt.

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