When your agent first saw this release, the email went straight to delete because it is not The Bulldog’s job to publicize Mayor Jim Watson and transportation committee chairman Keith Egli.
But let’s just think for a moment. This release is highly political. Watson has taken much heat because of the terrible condition of Ottawa’s roads.
So now he is out “celebrating” the condition of our roads with Egli.
Some things don’t change. Watson and our roads.
The roads still stink and so does Watson on this one.
It’s not the job of the taxpayer-funded communications department to write press releases that are obviously formulated to publicize the mayor in a re-election year.
Going out to “celebrate” our roads. Perhaps tomorrow morning I will “celebrate” brushing my teeth.
So here’s a note for the mayor.
Stop using a taxpayer-funded communications to publicize yourself. It’s wrong.
Is there someone at city hall who we can contact to stop this?
The release is below:
Mayor to celebrate investments in Ottawa’s roads
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli will kick off construction season and highlight infrastructure investments in Ottawa.
Date: Friday, May 25
Time: 10 am
Location: Corner of Holland Avenue and Fisher Avenue (south of Carling Avenue)
Photo and media availability at 10:10 am.
The City ended 2017 with a $24.9-million surplus. City Council voted to spend $10 million of the surplus on renewing infrastructure, including roads, sidewalks, multi-use pathways, parks and buildings across the city. The City has allocated $51.7 million to resurface roads across Ottawa this year.
015, the City’s Infrastructure Services has designed and constructed approximately $2 billion worth of infrastructure projects in Ottawa.
And don’t forget there’s a photo op of Watson smiling as fills in a pothole with substandard asphalt.
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