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Patrick talks about his need to reorganize the executive branch. One good point he makes: he’d have to be in his third term to really have had enough chance to make appointments to these “independent” boards in order to make any difference in who makes the decisions or change the direction they take.
Ron Bell, former Deputy Campaign Manager and, by consensus of the grassroots, an absolutely amazing organizer, has been tapped by Gov. Patrick to head up the Public Liaison Office, which is a new post dedicated to encouraging civic engagement. He announced it in his weekly podcast, which is worth a listen. Some more info from the press release:
Public Liaison staff will be tasked with exploring creative new ways for neighborhoods and communities to communicate with each other and with the Governor’s Office. They will also work to engage people who are not traditionally active in political life. (more…)
The Governor’s first of a promised weekly podcast series.
You can listen via the player below or go to the podcast page. (Yes, this is the first tentative step towards my ability to embed audio files in the blog!)
Update: Yes, I can now do audio files on this blog, but not Gov. Patrick’s…it seems that the encoding on their files and the Flash player that PodPress (and most other audio plugins) use do not get along. Hence, Patrick’s voice sounds slloooow and deeeep. (A word to the Patrick IT Team - here’s some info on that bug.)
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