Mt. Juliet City Manager Randy Robertson started his own blog last night, and began with a flurry of posts. Robertson’s blog can be found at http://citymanagerreport.blogspot.com.
Somewhat mysteriously, the blog has been taken from public to private status this morning. Attempting to access the blog leads to a screen that says that “This blog is open to invited readers only.”
The blog has now been reset for full public access.
Although it is no longer publicly accessible at that site, here is what Robertson said in his initial post:
This is the first in what I hope will be an on-going narrative regarding events in our city. I recently had the opportunity to attend the International City Manager’s Association annual conference. One of the conference agenda items concerned how city leaders told their stories. Although Mt. Juliet has two award winning local newspapers, both are weeklies, often meaning important stories aren’t available for 7 days. We also do not have a Public Information or Public Affairs representative on staff, meaning we are not in a position to share timely information with our citizens. This forum won’t fix those issues, but it will serve as a another source of information for those we serve.