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City Votes To Retain Services Of Public Relations Firm

October 18th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council voted recently to retain the services of a local marketing firm to handle public relations. The city has contracted with McClarran and Williams to provide the service at a cost of $2,000 a month for the next year. While city departments routinely send out announcements and city meetings and events are covered by area media- Administrator Jeff Rhodes said having a firm to handle publicity will better enable the city to get more details and information to citizens…

  

9 Responses to “City Votes To Retain Services Of Public Relations Firm”

  1. October 18, 2019 at 6:47 am, Steve said:

    A waste of City Taxpayers money that “supposed” educated employed & elected salary personnel, already @ city hall SHOULD take care of.

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  2. October 18, 2019 at 9:35 am, mac said:

    McClarran and Williams approached the city and pushed their services, not out of any concern for the citizens of Cumberland, but for $2000.00 dollars per month.
    You can already see how they will be a boon for the city as they can sell themselves to cash strapped Cumberland with the promise of a quick return on that investment.
    From now on the public will not hear from their elected officials but instead will hear the upbeat, positive spin of public relations from a paid mouthpiece.

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  3. October 18, 2019 at 9:43 am, j.r. lepley said:

    you think that s a waste of money,lookat the paycheck s the official are getting! like the police ,superintendent of the BOE!! and they think they are worth these kind of salarie s, one thing about it,,there s not a lot of hope for the taxpayer s !!

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  4. October 18, 2019 at 11:19 am, David said:

    Is it any surprise that this firm was hired without the chance for other firms to compete? Of course not! This is political payback. McClarran and Williams was the HIRED PR FIRM for Mayor Morriss’ campaign. They were paid by Morris to run his campaign and consult and now he is paying them back with your tax dollars. Every other administration was able to talk to the public themselves. Morriss wants to hide from the public and line the pockets of his friends in the process.

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    • October 18, 2019 at 3:54 pm, mac said:

      > Quid pro pro. It’s the thing to do today.

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  5. October 18, 2019 at 3:56 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    Disgraceful Mayor! They worked on your campaign! The city can’t do their own communicating. Doesn’t pass the smell test.

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  6. October 18, 2019 at 4:04 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

    Cumberland has a part time Mayor and City Council. What else is the City supposed to do.

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    • October 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm, mac said:

      > Well, they could do what every other part time Mayor and City Council have done in the past.

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  7. October 19, 2019 at 6:27 am, Mark said:

    When you elect corrupt clowns this is what you get!! ANOTHER tax payer rip=off!!

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