10PM Sunday Night.
Twitter user @IsCool (Shaun Dakin) posts this tweet:
- IsCool Reading my local community (Fairfax, VA) planning "online comments" tool. It is a link to a Word doc. #IsNotCool » link to site
The tweet link is to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/projects/baileys/
The 'comment form' in question is a lousy word document. It includes this gem:
Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. Please e-mail your responses to DPZBaileys@fairfaxcounty.govUgggg!
That Is not cool.
8:30am Monday I reply to IsCool with:
- sheffus @IsCool I'm in Fairfax also. This 'online form', aka MSword doc, is an embarrassment. How does this happen?
- IsCool @sheffus it happens when the planning people want to make it as difficult as possible to make comments. So they don't get them.
8:40 My response to IsCool
- sheffus @IsCool yeah. I know. @fairfaxcounty is here on twitter. Perhaps they can look at this 'comment form'
- fairfaxcounty @sheffus and @IsCool: Thanks for pointing out the online comments form; Planning/Zoning staff will be alerted. Thx!
Maybe this twitter thing can be more than just fun!