Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ralph Becker: Work ethic and bloggers

There's a lot to appreciate about Ralph Becker, starting with the fact that Sen. Chris Buttars is mad about his domestic partner registry.

Another thing we like these days: the mayor's treatment of local bloggers. Becker was very blogger-friendly during his campaign. He maintained a blog, included blogs on his media list, invited bloggers to events, etc. This outreach has continued since his election. Each week, Becker e-mails his public schedule to political bloggers along with traditional media. Thanks, Ralph (and Helen).

Which brings us to our other thumbs up: Becker's public schedule. The guy keeps busy. This week, for example, his calendar reads (in addition to a roundtable he added for tomorrow morning):

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

9:00 a.m. Tour of City Fleet Management Department
10:30 a.m. Meeting with Consul General of Israel
11:30 a.m. Meeting with Scott Kerr of the SLC Marathon
1:30 p.m. Executive Staff Meeting
2:30 p.m. Meeting with Ed Sweeney of KCPW
3:00 p.m. Meeting with South Salt Lake Mayor Gray
4:00 p.m. Interview with Utah CEO Magazine
6:30 p.m. City Council Dinner
7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

9:00 a.m. Meeting with Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor
9:30 a.m. Meeting with Director of Utah Clean Cities Coalition
10:00 a.m. Tour of City Parks Department
11:030 a.m. Meeting with Guadalupe School
12:00 p.m. Lunch with Mayor’s Community Liaisons
1:45 p.m. Salt Lake Solutions Meeting
5:00 p.m. Meeting with Davis County Council of Governments

Thursday, February 21, 2008

8:00 a.m. Airport Master Plan Briefing
11:30 a.m. HAND Federal Grant Application Review
2:30 p.m. Meeting with Rick Bartman, Principal Judge Memorial H.S.
3:30 p.m. Fisher Mansion Partners Team Meeting
6:00 p.m. Keynote Address to the SLCC Delta Epsilon Chi State Career Development Conference

Friday, February 22, 2008

9:00 a.m. Real Property Issues Meeting
10:00 a.m. Legislative Update
1:00 p.m. Meeting at the University of Utah ’s Middle Eastern Center
2:30 p.m. Planning Objectives Meeting
3:00 p.m. Bond Document Signing
4:00 p.m. City Staff Open Door Hour with the Mayor

Some advice for the mayor: During the legislative update, we find it best to put our hands over our ears and go "la la la la la la la la." It reduces stress.


Anonymous said...

I originally scoffed when it was suggested that the Buttars affair was created by the gay lobby to prevent him from opposing the gay marriage act of salt lake city.

Now I am not so sure. It does seem like there was a coordinated conspiracy.

Voice of Utah said...

Yeah, right, Anonymous. You know, your "gee, shucks" comments might have a modicum of credibility if you didn't just cut and paste them all over the place. (Newsflash: bloggers read each other's blogs.)

carl said...

I'm curious about this Salt Lake Solutions steering committee. Are the meetings open?

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