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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

City of CDA Launches New Blog Site

Coeur d'Alene has a new blog. The “City of Coeur d’Alene Today” blog was just launched this morning. It will be used to post routine information such as hearing schedules, bid reports, community events, and links to more information on timely topics. In emergency situations, the blog will be used to inform citizens about snow events/closures, Amber Alerts, and Police updates.

Although several Coeur d'Alene city departments have public information officers, the city doesn’t have one person solely dedicated to that function. So last fall the Public Information Enhancement (PIE) Committee was formed to focus on getting more information to citizens directly and accurately.

After reviewing communications methods used by the city – CdA Channel 19, newspaper and other print media, television and radio – it was suggested to add a blog as a way to improve communications without adding the cost of additional staff. So here it is, go visit Coeur d'Alene's new blog and let us know what you think of it.

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