My Response to Zine's Criticism Of Boks Blogging
Generally I agree with you about Mr. Boks.
But I think it is his wrong to criticize his blogging. He provides a lot of information and opinion not on the official AS website. Blogging is no different from any other communication medium such as giving talks or workshops, which Boks also has done.
Besides, it is his first Amendment Right to thus communicate.
According to the City’s website, 4 Councilmembers, the City Attorney, the Chief of Police and Ed Boks all have blogs.
Council District 11
Council District 13
Council District 14
Councilwoman Janice Hahn's Blog
LA Animal Services
Los Angeles Police Department
Office of the City Attorney Blog
The Chief writes one blog post per month with the other posts maintained by staff. The time of day ir not recorded.
The City Attorney writes his own blog posts at about one per week. They were all posted on City time.
Councilmember Rosendahl has ten posts on his blog and all but two were posted on City time.
Ed posts about one per week, a little more than Rocky, and only half on City time.
Regarding his management skills and ability to screw up, I agree with you, but Boks is an excellent, if not obsessively defensive blogger.