Absolutely great City Council study session tonight so much information great social media time saving measures that I’m going to look into using for my business. Many other things were presented to the council and those of us from the public that showed up. Many thanks to Dearborn Heights City council for having the study session. Thanks to Councilwoman Hicks Clayton for bringing the lady to present such wonderful information. The council all members were engaged and asked questions. Councilwoman Horvath I want to thank you for giving us a chance thank all the council for opening the door to the possibility to have these things in our city. Council did have legitimate concerns tonight one was people being able to comment and push out false information on a Facebook page for the City. Who was going to post and how much time that person would have to spend doing it. First I wouldn’t allow comments on the city’s Facebook page. Push out information put up videos and photos of events taking place in the City. Use the Facebook Page to promote the businesses in Dearborn Heights “brand” the city a term I used in an earlier post and the woman speaking tonight used the same term.
Folks I have to say the Mayor was the most candid that I’ve ever heard him this evening. Admitting that he doesn’t have much to do with social media he admitted that much of what the woman was talking about this evening was the first time he had heard of some of them. He wasn’t alone several of the things she referred to I hadn’t heard of either. The biggest surprise from the Mayor was when he said that there was a large part of the population that wasn’t represented with any of the social media being talked about. He was referring to the younger people living in the City from the age of his assistant 30 and below. He said they make up a very large part of the population and we want to make sure that we are able to communicate with them. The Mayors assistant said that after the last council meeting her the Mayor and Bob Ankrap met to discuss better ways of communicating with the public. Bob Ankrap has looked into an app called Ping4Alerts sounds like a great app and when an alert/information is put up on ping4alerts it can be connected right to the Facebook or Twitter page for the City.
It was a lot to digest and look into there will be other meetings about this subject council chair said, but the council and the administration have much to look into. It was a great start and I commend all involved. I thank former councilwoman Badalow for getting that petition together and making sure along with councilwoman Hicks-Clayton that it was put on the agenda at the last council meeting. A thank you must be given to the Mayor and his assistant fair is fair and he did step up to the plate so thank you Mr. Mayor and please work on getting this implemented as soon as possible. Most of all I would like to thank all of you that posted about this subject on your Facebook Pages. Signed the petition came to council meetings and just made sure that at least we could start the ball rolling. Let’s wait and see what the coming months will produce.