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8 New Jobs City Hall Needs Now

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

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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
User Rank Village Voice
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?

Miki Calero
Miki Calero  
2/5/2014 8:09:47 PM
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A Critical Job Cities Need Now
Chief Security Officer (CSO) should be on the list. Cities need a CSO to establish a vision for unified security and develop the strategy to achieve it. The CSO also leads the comprehensive security risk management program that, among other things, protects the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of information, physical, and critical assets the CRO needs, the digital technology the CDO relies on, and the data the Director of Analytics interprets.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/5/2014 2:54:52 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Branding Expert
Thank you for your comment, Diane. There's been quite a bit in the news this year about London's huge problem with air pollution. So I agree with you that a branding campaign around environmental friendliness is important, but it has to go hand in hand with serious efforts to reduce the harmful pollution levels. (New and emerging policies like this one re EVs will help with that greatly.)

Artspot1environmentalist
Artspot1environmentalist  
2/5/2014 11:58:26 AM
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Branding Expert
I strongly urge the city of london to brand themselves as an environment friendly city.  We are already on board with recycling, and our tagline, "The Forest City" but we have to encourage "refusal" of environmentally destructive materials like styrofoam (which is still rampant in the city's Covent Garden Market).  we need to get rid of the metal trees which send the wrong message to our youth and visitors.  We need a city Arborist who can limit the unnecessary destruction of our urban trees, especially the mature ones...this is just the beginning...   thank you   diane

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