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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

City Director Doris Wright keeps busy

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

KEEPING BUSY: City Director Doris Wright.
  • KEEPING BUSY: City Director Doris Wright.
An anonymous correspondent mailed me this memo, ostensibly from City Director Doris Wright. It's a lengthy honey-do for virtually every part of city government related to the John Barrow neighborhood she represents.

I've called her and city hall to confirm the authenticity of the document, but it rings true. The energetic and outspoken city director has won substantial city benefits for her neighborhood in years past by making her wishes known clearly and frequently.

For fun, I've asked city hall under FOI for similar directives from all other city directors for the last month. They'd have to get up early to match this list of tasks for planning, housing, public works, parks and other departments, including work on Wright's website and a Ward 6 video from the public relations department.

The memo directs PR to come up with a plan to distribute news about Wright's ward via electronic, social media and direct mail. The memo also asks for "rebranding" of parks and athletic facilities in the ward, with a campaign to solicit a sponsorship for the West Central Sports Complex.

UPDATE: The city manager confirms the authenticity of the memo. He says there are currently no other such memos on file to department heads from other city directors.

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