The call by the former Anon for former city hall employees to come forward with information is proving to be fruituful. I just want to say a few things about the blog and how I disseminate information for anyone who wants to source info here.
There are two ways you can send me info:
1. The comment section - If you send a comment I will screen it and post it publicly, unless you specifically state : DO NOT PUBLISH. So if you don't want the information published, make sure you put that header in the comment.
2. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org - I do not under any circumstances reveal sources of information unless they request it. I would prefer NOT to know exact idenitites...only background information on how you know what you know. You can set up a gmail account under a pseudonym (preferably a voodoo deity :) ) and contact me that way...Just give me some validation as to how you know what you know.
I have said this before and I state it again...this blog is not the New York Times. While I do the best I can at disseminating valid information from bullshit....I do not officially validate sources. And guess what...I don't fucking have to....welcome to the evolution of the 4th Estate. If you want to give me a lecture on journalistic ethics, save your breath, I sat through too many of those classes in college...I'm very aware of ethical breaches but I'm just not interested. How the internet and the evolution of the 4th estate empowers democracy? I'm very interested in that conversation.
Also, I want to state that any public official who is being discussed on this site has every opportunity to respond to the information and allegations on this blog. I will post any retort they want to provide and I encourage them to do so.
This blog is first and foremost, just a blog. I will write about whatever the hell I want to, including voodoo and spiders...if it annoys you, don't read the blog. I will also continue to try and expose corruption within city hall and the misuse of public funds and use the blog as a sounding board for that purpose.
My motivation for the latter is quite simple...I'm sick of it....I'm sick of seeing people rape this city while it slowly sinks. I'm sick of watching idiots and crooks man the helm of this sinking ship...I don't know if we can stay afloat, but I know the only chance we have is to get the filchers and fools out of the pilot house.
I echo the anon's plea and continue to urge anyone who is aware of corruption at city hall or in other areas of the city to please impart your knowledge to me through the prescribed methods above. I tip my top hat to all who have participated thus far and urge others to come foward. It's our city....if we don't deal with our problems, no one else will.
I would dare say this city has one of the tightest and most informative blogging communities in the country. Much of this can be attributed to the storm and the prescient need for information and activism....but I also think it's reflective of the incredible talent pool this city nurtures. We are indeed a special place and we are all contributing to the conversation in different ways to make the city even better. I encourage everyone to participate and join the conversation.
Got that out of the way....Ok anons....hit me.