Linn County made a very positive move, both for the county as an organization and for its citizens, when county officials decided, earlier this year, to beef up communication with said citizens.
One obvious outcome of that strategy, signed off on by the Board of Commissioners, which sets policy for the county, is the establishment of a communication officer position, currently occupied by Alex Paul, former publisher of The New Era.
Why, you may wonder, is this significant?
Quick, tell us what you knew about the county's operations a year ago. Tell us how easy it was to find, for instance,...