Friday, August 28, 2015
FISHY FLUMMERY AT CITY HALL?
COMCAST viewers were unable to hear the sound from the August 24-25, 2015 City Commission meeting, despite having tested it at 3 PM. City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN claimed it had been fixed.
Fishy, fishy, fishy.
There have been problems with sound at City Commission meetings since I've been attending them since 2005. Whenever there's a hot issue, it seems, that City burghers want the public not to know about, there's a loss of sound. I remember when the artists and musicians were being hassled with City ordinances watching on Time-Warner (then the cable vender) and having to call the police non-emergency number to complain and ask that something be done about it.
Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent by our City over 15 years. It's our money. The City Hall staff is either incompetent or corrupt, or both -- why can't they enforce our contracts with vendors? I have filed seven Open Records requests this morning. Ask questions. Demand answers. Expect accountability.
The St. Augustine has never reported the problem with cable coverage. Ever.