Ditto – Props to LA

Over on the LAFD News & Information Brian Humphrey has a post about some of the great things going on in LA with blogs and public works. He writes…

“… a number of City of Los Angeles employees are now using blogs to spread the official word of their agency’s endeavors.

As recently highlighted by tech savvy Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, the roster of ‘LA City Bloggers’ has recently expanded.

Along with offerings by the Council President and Los Angeles Fire Department, the City blogscape now includes the Department of Recreation and Parks as well as the Department of Animal Services.

We thank Council President Garcetti for his kind words regarding LAFD’s sophomoric effort, and express our admiration for his website, which offers Muni-Bloggers¬© a superb template for incorporating the timely content and syndication features of a blog within an official government web page.”

Sophomoric nothing – what’s going on in LA with these blogs is nothing short of a revolution and one that needs to be constantly applauded. Communication like this is a perfect example of the power of blogs to keep people informed and bring them together – something that has traditionally been lacking in local politics/services. What’s even better is that people are noticing and following in their footsteps. I think we’re going to see a lot more of this in the coming year, both here in LA and in other cities that are taking note. Watching this all happen right on our doorstep is pretty fantastic and exciting. I can’t wait to see what happens next.