Saturday, January 30, 2010
Kudos to Fort Thomas officials on two common sense initiatives, which ended up saving citizen tax dollars.
The City Council voted against a citizen's request to re-join the Campbell County Cable Board. I can see how public access shows can add to the community, but I applaud the decision to keep priorities aligned and the $100,000 savings in residents' pockets.
Along those same lines of improving communication for residents and saving money, the police department recently unveiled a community information service that allows officers to send alerts, advisories and notifications through e-mail or text message to anyone who signs up for the service.
"Nixle" is similar to the formerly used Citizen Observer Program, but comes at no cost to the department and is a better way to get only the information people want to them, said Lt. Ken Fecher.
Basically, after signing up at www.nixle.com and searching "Fort Thomas, KY" residents will be able to get information via police officers regarding problems with roads, an accident or can alert parents if anything is happening with local schools.
It's good to see common sense being applied - now if we could just get the city to be better in touch with a Ft. Thomas retail district.