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8 New Jobs City Hall Needs Now

Nicole Ferraro
Friday, January 31, 2014 06:00 EST

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kiranvalentine
kiranvalentine  
1/4/2015 7:33:55 AM
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Re: Branding Expert
good article

kiranvalentine
kiranvalentine  
1/4/2015 7:33:51 AM
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Re: Branding Expert
good article

kq4ym
kq4ym  
12/28/2014 8:07:01 AM
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Re: Director of Bicycles = Bicycle Coordinator
I don't know any with official bicycle administrators, but was thinking years ago there was someone in the Miami, Fl. area that at least at the time was in charge of all things two-wheeled.  In Lee county, Fl. there are well organized community organizations that report and recommend bicycle lanes and infrastructure improvements to the county.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/24/2014 2:57:48 PM
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Re: Branding Expert
Ah, you are correct that I was talking about the "other" London. :)

I'm sure you're spot on in saying the city could make a lot of money from ticketing idlers. We have "No Standing" bylaws in New York, but they are by and large ignored. The NYPD will tell people to move, but I rarely see fines being handed out for this wasteful practice.

Artspot1environmentalist
Artspot1environmentalist  
2/22/2014 12:52:25 PM
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Branding Expert
 Hello Nicole.  It seems you are referring to London England.  thats cool.  i live in London ONtario canada.  Im not sure what our emissions testing allows in Ontario Canada but it is well regulated here.  but you bring up a good point for me as a concerned citizen of the planet.  in london ontario we have a "no idle-ing bylaw" but there is virtually NO CITY ENFORCEMENT.  it shouldnt be up to me to inform "idlers" about this bylaw.  and furthermore, report.  what do i do, take down their licence plate number!!  As far as i can see, there would be a lot of money in it for the city if they started ticketing for ldle-ing.  at least in the beginning!!            diane,  artspot1environmentalist.         london ontario canada

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/10/2014 5:04:04 PM
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Re: A Critical Job Cities Need Now
Miki, thank you for clearing that up. With all of that in mind, I absolutely agree with you that Chief Security Officer belongs on this list.

Miki Calero
Miki Calero  
2/7/2014 9:55:34 PM
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Re: A Critical Job Cities Need Now
Nicole, it varies across the board: there may be no one, or someone in Public Safety may be in the role by virtue of having related responsibilities. Some departments may be handling security on their own, while others have support from IT For their security systems. None of these approaches can effectively provide the level of security risk managemt the new functions require.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/7/2014 1:52:35 PM
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Re: Director of Bicycles = Bicycle Coordinator
Nick, interesting -- Boston is the only prominent city I knew of with a Director of Bicycles. Can you name a few others?

Nick Falbo
Nick Falbo  
2/7/2014 11:22:38 AM
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Director of Bicycles = Bicycle Coordinator
Many cities, and most large ones, already have a "director of bicycles." The position is called Bicycle Coordinator (in some cases, a combined Bicyle and Pedestrian Coordinator). Their role is to guide planning and development within the DOT to expand and enhance the bicycle network.   

 

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/6/2014 1:09:57 PM
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Re: A Critical Job Cities Need Now
Miki: Absolutely, and thank you for weighing in. Adding Chief Security Officer to the list didn't even cross my mind because it seems so obvious that all cities should hire for this role that I didn't realize most weren't.

In cities that don't have a CSO, who is typically the person in charge of handling the kind of work you're doing in Columbus?

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