Calgary's Aldermanic Twibate - an invitation for Ward 10 candidates

by Mark Zaugg 18. September 2010 14:55

Alderman Chabot,

 I have been particularly interested and active in this year's municipal election.  It is particularly important to me because of an open mayor's seat and because there are a number of important issues facing city council that I care about deeply.  I moved to Albert Park about a year ago and I'm very pleased to live in Ward 10.

 I am a very active member on Twitter (you can find me at http://twitter.com/Zarquil), and I have been blogging extensively about my opinions at my personal website www.markzaugg.com

 I found the mayoral twitter debate (or "Twibate") to be extraordinarily helpful to make my selection for mayor.  The aldermanic twibate for even numbered wards will be happening on September 23rd at 7:00 pm.  I am particularly interested in your participation and I would very much like to see your answers.

 You can find further information about the twibate at http://calgarypolitics.com/2010/09/12/twibate-tuesday/

 To the best of my knowledge, you do not currently have an account on twitter.  Would you accept my help setting up an account and teaching you the basics to facilitate your participation?  Alternatively, would you be willing to answer the questions posted during the debate and subsequently post them for us?

 The question and offer stands for Nargis Dossa as well as any other candidates who come forward.

 I am uninvolved in the organization of the twibate and have no knowledge or control over the questions that will be asked.  The strength of the twibate is that all participants may ask questions - the choice is yours whether to answer them or not.  The question I will be asking to all candidates is, "What is your understanding of Open Data and what is your position on making more information publically available?"

 I will be attending the Ward 10 Aldermanic Forum on October 5th at Marlborough Park Community Hall and plan to see you then.  I also look forward to connecting with all Ward 10 candidates between now and the election.

 Thank you for running and best of luck,

  - Mark Zaugg

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And slightly modified for Nargis Dossa:

Ms. Nargis Dossa,

I have been particularly interested and active in this year's municipal election.  It is particularly important to me because of an open mayor's seat and because there are a number of important issues facing city council that I care about deeply.  I moved to Albert Park about a year ago and I'm very pleased to live in Ward 10.

I am a very active member on Twitter (you can find me at http://twitter.com/Zarquil), and I have been blogging extensively about my opinions at my personal website www.markzaugg.com

I found the mayoral twitter debate (or "Twibate") to be extraordinarily helpful to make my selection for mayor.  The aldermanic twibate for even numbered wards will be happening on September 23rd at 7:00 pm.  I am particularly interested in your participation and I would very much like to see your answers.

You can find further information about the twibate at http://calgarypolitics.com/2010/09/12/twibate-tuesday/

I am following you on Twitter, although you have not seemed very politically active explaining your platform there.  Could I be helpful in offering you advice or teaching you tools to manage the traffic during the twibate in order to facilitate your participation?  Alternatively, would you be willing to post your answers to the questions posed during the debate?

I have made this same offer to Andre Chabot and it stands for any other candidates who come forward for Ward 10.

I am uninvolved in the organization of the twibate and have no knowledge or control over the questions that will be asked.  The strength of the twibate is that all participants may ask questions - the choice is yours whether to answer them or not.  The question I will be asking to all candidates is, "What is your understanding of Open Data and what is your position on making more information publically available?"

I will be attending the Ward 10 Aldermanic Forum on October 5th at Marlborough Park Community Hall and plan to see you then.  I also look forward to connecting with all Ward 10 candidates between now and the election.

Thank you for running and best of luck,

 - Mark Zaugg

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