City Council

The Video

The video has become a requirement in today’s campaign world. Most local campaigns are all about social media, too. Not everyone makes full use of the options on the web, but more often than not the candidates are going digital. It was a ground-breaking move when local candidates started making…

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The Stand Out

In this space I’ve written about the house party and the “time” as building blocks of a political campaign. Another staple of any campaign is the “stand out.” Some people call this “holding signs,” and the insiders refer to this activity as “viz” or “doing a visibility.” The stand out…

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Funding the Lowell Senior Center

In the informational packet for this week’s Lowell City Council meeting, the following item caught my eye. It’s a response from the city manager to a motion made by Mayor Murphy at the August 27, 2013 city council meeting that requested a report on “the use of CDBG funding for…

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