Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More idiocy from the City of Vancouver: wasting 10's of thousands to hire a flak.

The idiocy of Vancvouver City Government, particularly since Tim "The Liar" Leavitt took over, is hard to overstate.

Here's the latest chapter in their ongoing stupidity.
The city of Vancouver has hired a Hood River public relations expert to serve as its new communications manager, City Manager Eric Holmes said Tuesday.
Barbara Ayers was hired to increase public education and outreach, involve citizens in helping make Vancouver a better place and to build communication and collaboration with residents, businesses, community groups and staff, the city said in a news release.
As the city continues to reformat and redefine what services it provides, keeping residents involved is key, Holmes said.
“Communications have become more and more important for cities across America,” Holmes said. “This key role will help us better engage our community in a conversation about what the city does, how we do it, and why it matters. Our goal is to stay in closer touch with those we serve, as we retool priorities and programs to meet the changing needs of our communities.”
Ayers will start May 23. Her job was advertised at $75,768 to $93,768 a year and requires a “high level of technical skills and expertise in public relations, communications, organizational effectiveness/development, and related information technology,” according to the job description. It asks that applicants have seven or more years of experience, and a master’s degree is preferred.

Actually, the voters of Vancouver really have nothing to bitch about.  This is, after all, the government they deserve.

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