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May 18, 2005

Communicating in the new century

Want to communicate with your city government... right now?

No problem in East Moline where everybody from the mayor on down lists an email address. Telephone numbers, too.

Same's true in Moline for both the council and workers in all deparments. There's a "contact us" link on the home page.

Rock Island, yup. And all from one link: http://www.rigov.org/cityservices/contactus.html

Bettendorf has a good contact page, too.

Davenport? What? Communicate?

Here's the city council info page No email. No telephone numbers. Not even a group email. Good luck with city departments, too. There are telephone numbers but few names and only a few scattered email addresses. I asked PIO Jennifer Nahra if I was stupidly overlooking something, but she didn't mention anything when we talked.

Too bad there's nothing better, 'specially right now when so many people want to do a little communicatin'.

Posted by jcb at May 18, 2005 12:17 PM

Comments

Well Mr. JCB,

Didn't we communicate with the City Council by voting them in? What more communication could we possible need;-?

Posted by: Haugen at May 18, 2005 12:57 PM

Interesting. But dangerous. If I had my Davenport alderman's email address, I could send him a photo of the junk pickup that's been parked on the same spot on the same street (in front of my house) for more than 10 years. It's occasionally moved because the neighbor is afraid of the snowplow drivers, though not the cops.

And I could send him an audio clip of my other neighbor's barking dog, commencing reguarly about 7 a.m. each Saturday morning.

Posted by: Vita at May 18, 2005 02:30 PM

I now have a list of city council email addresses, delivered via fax. They follow, and should work if I didn't make a typing mistake inputing info from fax.

Mayor Charles Brooke
First Ward Ald. Roxanna Moritz
Second Ward Ald. Donna Bushek
Third Ward Ald. Keith Meyer
Forth Ward Ald. Ray Ambrose -- no email on record
Fifth Ward Ald. Bill Lynn
Sixth Ward Ald. Bob McGivern
Seventh Ward Ald. Barney Barnhill -- no email on record
Eighth Ward Ald. Tom Engelmann -- no email on record
Ald. at Large Steve Ahrens
Ald. at Large Jamie Howard

I'm sure they're all eager to hear what you think.

Posted by: John Beydler at May 19, 2005 12:58 PM