Tuesday, January 30, 2007

PD starting to call it like it is

Refinance, Subject to Oversight--This reporting and editorializing the PD is doing on the bond job and the cozy arrangements is what we need more of in this town. We could also use even more numbers, less speculation, to see how this might actually benefit the public.

Avoiding the appearance of impropriety is what is called for, and we don't really have that in this situation. A school superintendent at Sanders' level should have enough common sense not to present such a lucrative target for criticism. What we do have, unfortunately, is a lot of the hired help telling us what they have to and don't have to do, and this doesn't sit well in a city that's continually conned by it's employees. We already have another embarrassment, regardless of how the deal eventually goes down.

It's time to shuck the third-world-country image and get on with ethical business practices.


  1. Dear Tim:

    I've also noticed the PD digging into some things they didn't used to. If they do enough of this the paper will start looking valuable to readers again.

  2. Funny you should mention that. We just this past week resubscribed, at the house/office here. I perceive value once again. Gloria, on the other hand, has read it through thick and thin, as her only source of what's going on in her community. The reason for the resubscription is that we finally feel we can let the paper into our home and our business on a regular basis, and make it a part of our daily routine. Prior, we had to make a conscious effort to procure the information, and judged every day whether we thought it would be worthwhile. It was our way of being on a figurative boycott; we had no other way to show our disapproval, other than to absent ourselves from the subscriber rolls.