The 2014 City Budget, 140 Characters At A Time

Steve says I’m crazy for doing it, but I have actually been tweeting along as I read the city’s budget. And believe it or not, I’m even picking up followers while I’m at it. As in, netting more than I drive away. Didn’t think that’d happen.

I’m three nights into this experiment and I’ve only managed to get through the Budget In Brief document and part way through the General Operating Budget. I’ve a looooong way to go yet. So I plan to get back at it tonight sometime around 9pm. You can follow along at @PDCityHall.

In the meantime, I’ve compiled all the tweets I’ve written so far and you can read them below. (Unless Storify is overloaded… again… and the slideshow won’t load. In which case, try You know forget it. The embed function at Storify clearly doesn’t work as promised. Here, you can link through to the budget story directly. It seems to work about 50% more often than the embed.

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5'10'' tall and he was born in a place. He's not there now. He's sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It's "Girl From Ipanema", thanks for asking. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.

2 thoughts on “The 2014 City Budget, 140 Characters At A Time”

  1. I think I might love you for doing this. But, I’m just a big nerd who usually falls for exactly this kind of crazy stuff. Yes, your wife is a lucky woman. Tweet away, Sir Paul, tweet away. Visions of sweet budget tweets will dance through my head. Seriously, though, I do enjoy your analysis of the budget even if it sometimes makes my head throb when I learn of the decisions being made or contemplated by the geniuses at City Hall. Thanks for your thorough and hilarious review of the city’s Budget 2014. Can’t wait for the 9 pm bell!

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