Two for the price of One

So if you’ve read my previous entries… I’ve been moving from Chanhassen to Eden Prairie…

The move is complete, for those who care…

But even more interesting is that the City of Eden Prairie Government has a BLOG! Yeah! You heard me! A BLOG!

After reading a few posts… it seems as though the City Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and the Deputy Police Chief all post! It’s great to see a modernized city government speaking to its people. The place of government is to serve the people and because I’m techy and a citizen of Eden Prairie… they are speaking to me!

It feels kinda cool… but almost has the “stop trying to be cool mom” feel to it.

The second piece of interesting news is that the City of Eden Prairie is having problems with WATER! How freaking crazy is that?…

“Over the weekend, the City had to issue a press release asking for an increased level of compliance from Eden Prairie citizens with out current outdoor watering restrictions. These restrictions include no watering between Noon and 5 p.m. any day, and an Even/Odd watering plan the rest of the time. If we can’t get a high enough level of voluntary compliance, sometime this week we are projecting that we will need to implement a complete outdoor watering ban.” – Scott Neal

What’s even more interesting (and partially why this blog is pretty neat..)

“At this time (Monday, July 31) the City does not need to impose a full watering ban, but we are getting very close to making that decision. We will need to impose the full watering ban if we cannot drive water consumption down through a combination of asking politely and issuing more outdoor watering violation tickets. We prefer to do the former to the latter. Let’s hope it works.” – Scott Neal

Now THAT is reaching out to your citizens with a touch of personality.

I like it.

(p.s. I hope that this appeases Sam and his complaint of my lack of meaningful content :-P)

7 Comments so far

  1. Andy (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    And they are podcasting! Go Eden Prairie!

  2. Dave Dash (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 6:14 am

    I’ve also heard because of the nearby farmland that runoff, etc, causes problems with the drinking water.

  3. jake (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 8:17 am

    The normal tap water isn’t as bad as Chanhassen’s… yuck.

  4. Greg (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    So THAT’S what the that huge carnival was at Life Touch last weekend. Anyone able to isolate the RSS feed for that site? only works through 2/27/06.

  5. jake (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 10:15 am

    That’s the RSS 2.0 feed.

    Typically RSS feeds don’t go that far back… (to February)

  6. jake (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 10:16 am

    Ohh you meant.. up until ;) my bad…

  7. Greg (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 11:02 am

    Eden Prairie has a theme song, too! This is just wacky.

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