A tempest in a teapot, indeed. Yet it is indicative of how our city hall is run these days. One staff person takes a few days off and there is no system in place for keeping the administration of city business running.
The graphic above this article from today, Tuesday afternoon, tells it all. Normally there is a “Summary” posted late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. And the full video is posted Tuesday morning. Checking this web page several times today shows no postings. This afternoon I phoned city hall to learn why and when they would appear. Actually the first four calls ran into voicemails. Then a receptionist in the mayor's office took a call I made to the public information person. She transfered me to another department and that person transferred me to yet another department.
There I was told that the person who normally posts meeting summaries and meeting videos was taking a few days off. I asked when the updates would be posted and the answer was that they would be happy to email me a copy of the summary. Well, I said no and that the public needed this information and it should be posted.
Minor issue. Yes. But for those of us who try to communicate with city hall - virtually any department - this is just typical. I expect that after my call - they know I write to this website - and surely after this article appears then the missing files will all be uploaded. And we can find out what happened at last night's city council meeting.
And maybe post the Planning Commission videos going back almost three weeks.
It should not need such prodding.