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Mayor Winder ends citizen-journalist experiment

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  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 8, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    Perhaps Mayor Winder should resign his governmental post and become a fulltime writer for the DN. Let's help him make the decision and vote him out. He really doesn't do much for West Valley City. Perhaps he can do something for the DN.

  • Lyle Springville, UT
    June 7, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    Dear Mayor,

    Thanks for giving it a shot!

  • chiefbrady Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2011 5:18 p.m.

    Dear Mayor,

    Stick to trying to do the one job you have (which is admittedly tough enough - let alone a crime ridden place like WVC).

    I wholeheartedly expect politicians to solicit my vote but writing for a newspaper doesn't necessarily endear oneself to his constituents.

    When my home in WVC was burglarized, I noticed the WVC PD was much less efficient than my friend in Sandy who had his home robbed. Moreover, when I complained about the snow being piled up in front of my home (it sits at the end of a dead end street), I would rather have results from the Mayor than a news story! And when the Gestapo Code Enforcement Agents came around with their numerous demands and threats, I would have rather been able to get through to the Mayor than to hear he was busy typing up his next article for the DesNews.

    Bottom line Mayor, you have more than enough to keep you occupationally engaged - more than full time - you shouldn't be seeking outside responsibilities until you have more than a 100% efficiency.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    June 7, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    The Mayor has a platform, it is the Office of the Mayor with it's own outlets for dispensing news. The Deseret News should not let news makers be the news tellers. Whoever thought this was a good idea needs some journalism training. There are no checks and balances.