EDITOR’S NOTE: Please excuse the quality of our recent video work from the Loveland City Hall council chamber. After the City recently hired a Public Information Officer (PIO), LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV, USA-Today videographers, and Cincinnati Area TV stations have been put into a small corral to one side of the room, and the podium was placed so that when the public rises to speak, they have their backs toward the audience and our camera. We have talked to the PIO, City Manager and the Clerk of Council about how this arrangement significantly degrades our video, “The old set-up allowed a video camera to swing back and forth between those at the podium and the council table. That arrangement had been used for decades.”
Our plea has fallen on deaf ears. The PIO, however, did respond saying, “Unfortunately, the arrangement of the media area will not be moved to accommodate better angles at this time.”
So, for the time being, LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV is forced to show butts instead of faces, except when Councilwoman Pam Gross uses the podium. (See this recent video)
Its like talking to the wall
Loveland, Ohio – At the June 13 Council meeting, Dick Dyson spoke at Open Forum. He said that at the previous Council meeting, he asked if it was appropriate for a City Council member to sit on the Planning and Zoning Commission and also serve as the Vice President of the Community Improvement Corporation. He to date has received no answer, so he was asking the question again. He said, “Its like talking to the wall,” he said.
He said that Councilwoman Pam Gross has considerable influence and far more influence than should be allowed. Mr. Dyson wanted to know how he could get an answer to his question.